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HSP’s Emergency Services Announces New Partnership with Carroll County Public Libraries

In an effort to reach further into the community, HSP’s new Emergency Services Director, Scott Yard, announces a new partnership with the Carroll County Public Library system which will allow residents with transportation challenges to meet a worker at their local library branch instead of arranging travel to HSP’s Westminster office.

“There are a lot of folks in Carroll County with real challenges when it comes to transportation. We are excited to offer our services in a public space that may be more accessible than driving to Westminster. We believe this will help extend our reach to those living in other parts of the county who need our services,” says Yard.

The worker will be able to provide energy assistance information, help with ID’s & Birth Certificates, refer clients for hearing aids and eyeglasses, help with security deposits, and other HSP Emergency Services.

In addition to these regularly scheduled outreaches, our coordinated intake specialist for Shelter & Housing Programs has the ability to schedule intake appointments at local branches if clients have a transportation issue and cannot get to Westminster.

HSP will increase this schedule according to demand, but there are three branches on board already – Eldersburg, Taneytown, and Mt. Airy (the three branches furthes from Westminster). We hope to be able to add the North Carroll and Finksburg Branches to the schedule in the near future.

Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are strongly encouraged. Appointments can be made by calling 410-857-2999 x6672.

The following dates are already confirmed:

Eldersburg Branch – 2nd Friday of each month beginning July 8th from 9:30-11:30AM – Download the Flyer

Taneytown Branch – 3rd Friday of each month beginning June 17th from 9:30-11:30AM – Download the Flyer

Mt. Airy Branch – 4th Friday of each month beginning June 24th from 9:30-11:30AM – Download the Flyer

Download the Flyer with the Combined Schedule

If you have any questions about this outreach, please contact Scott Yard, Director of Emergency Services at 410-386-6657 or