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On September 30, 2017, Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. will hold “Carroll Cash Day” at North Carroll Branch of Carroll County Public Library at 2255 Hanover Pike, in Hampstead between 10:00AM-3:00PM.

Carroll Cash Day is a fun family event where children and adults can learn about how to make, manage, and grow their money! There will be vendors to educate parents on topics like mortgages, saving for college, and knowing your credit score. Children will learn money basics while playing games, doing crafts, and winning prizes. The BB&T Banking Bus will be on site for folks to learn. The Shred Mill will provide a truck for free shredding service (paper, cards, and CDs only, no hard drives). The Raven’s mascot, Poe, will even be on site to take pictures with the kids. This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss!

Carroll Cash Day is being presented by Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc., Carroll County Public Library, and is sponsored by First Financial Federal Credit Union.

For further details about this event, please contact Jennifer Graybill, HSP’s Director of Workforce Development at 410-857-2999 x6677 or


New Hours of Operation Effective July 3, 2017

In an effort to better accommodate those who may work during the day but may still need HSP’s services, we will be adjusting our hours of operation.

Effective July 3rd, HSP will maintain the following schedule:

Monday – Thursday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM – 5:00PM

Read the full press release HERE.

Calling All Green Thumbs!

Have you ever wanted to use your love of gardening to give back to the community? Here’s your chance. Come to our Community Garden orientation to find out how to help grow food to benefit those in need in Carroll County.

This is a great project for students who need service learning hours! Come check it out.

For more information about the Community Garden CLICK HERE!

Check out the event on Facebook!
Please call Jenny Graybill at 410-857-2999 x6677 with any questions.

Official Statement

Please CLICK HERE to read our official statement regarding the alleged incident reported in today’s Carroll County Times (March 21, 2017).

Volunteers Spend “Day of Action” in HSP’s Community Garden

We would like to thank the volunteers from Sandy Spring Bank and Carefirst who came out to HSP’s Community Garden for United Way of Central Maryland’s “Day of Action.” Volunteers spent their time winterizing the Community Garden to prepare for next season’s planting. Read the full article from the Carroll County Times HERE.

A New Mission Statement for HSP


HSPs leadership team presents the new mission statement to the staff.
HSPs leadership team presents the new mission statement to the staff.


On Friday, August 5, Executive Director Angela Gustus and the leadership team of Human Services Programs of Carroll County, Inc. announced the new mission statement for the agency.  The new mission was developed by the leadership team and approved by the Board of Directors over the last month.

“A mission statement serves as an important guide for making decisions in any organization. We believe that we have managed to capture the spirit and purpose of HSP in this short, powerful statement, and it will serve as a guide for each of our four program areas to develop their own missions as we move forward as an agency,” said Gustus.

New Mission Statement:

HSP gives HOPE, inspires CHANGE, and provides OPPORTUNITY by mobilizing our community in the fight against poverty.

According to Matt Peregoy, HSP’s Director of Marketing & Outreach, “Many of our clients arrive at our door feeling hopeless. When we face a crisis, we can easily lose hope. But once our hope is renewed, we begin to believe our situation can change. Once we believe we can change, HSP provides many opportunities to help us make those changes to improve our lives. Our goal as an agency is to mobilize the community in that life-changing effort through strategic programming, community outreach, advocacy, and partnerships with local business, civic, and community leaders.”

If you would like to know how you can partner with HSP in their new mission, please contact Matt Peregoy, Director of Marketing & Outreach at 410-386-6648 or

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

HSP Fundraiser & Silent Auction at Oscar’s Alehouse

Help us close out our celebration of Community Action Month by joining us all day at Oscar’s Alehouse in Eldersburg.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
TIME: 11:30AM – 10:00PM
WHERE: Oscar’s Alehouse (1438 Liberty Road, Eldersburg, MD 21784)

10% OF ALL FOOD & BEVERAGE SALES and 100% OF SILENT AUCTION PROCEEDS benefit Human Services Programs.

Prizes will be packaged together into baskets for bidding.

Family Season Passes – Carroll County Farm Museum
Free Phone Case – Otterbox
Dog Grooming Coupons – Living Stones Grooming
Free Lawn Mow (up to one acre) – Hilltop Lawn Services
Free Hour of Cleaning – Perfectly Maid
Pair of Park Tickets – Six Flags America
$25 Gift Certificate – Meltdown
$25 Kids at Carroll Gift Certificate – Carroll Community College
One Ticket for a Dinner & Show – Toby’s Dinner Theatre
$10 Gift Card – Bed, Bath & Beyond
Four One-Day Park Hopper Passes – Disney World Theme Park
1 Hour Archery Lesson for Two – Autumn Sky Outfitters
$25 Gift Card – Hahn’s Pork & Beans Store
$120 Gift Certificate  for Tree Top Adventure Course – Go Ape Zip Line & Tree Top Adventure
500 Credit (for tickets or games) and $15 of coupons – Adventure Park USA
Food & Kitchen Basket – Serrv Fair Trade Gifts
Four Admission Tickets – Historic Ships of Baltimore
McCormick Gift Basket – Piarote Family
Free Round of Golf (Foursome with Cart Rental) – Blue Mash Golf Course
Eight Hours of Handyman Work – Mark Hopkins, ICanFixThat
$10 Gift Certificate – The Cup Tea Bar & Cafe
$70 Gift Certificate – Hair By Samsara
$10 Gift Certificate – Jills Jams, Mixes & More
Gift Card & Gourmet Chocolate – Market Tavern
$12 Gift Card – Nail Plus LLC
Roof & Gutter Tune-Up (2 available!) – Arocon Roofing
Wreath – Elizabeth & Co. Vintage
Two Tickets to Orioles vs. Arizona Diamondbacks Sec 336, Row 17, Seats 10-11 September 23rd  – Leza Griffith, Board Member
Free Taxidermy Service (Deer, shoulder mount) – Troy Ditzen The Mounted Dead Taxidermy
Four Orioles Tickets, Section 20, Row 7, Seats 1-4 (behind Oriole’s dugout) You Pick the Game – Walsh & Fisher Law Firm
Two Admission Tickets – National Aquarium in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
Six Weeks Swim Lessons – Kid’s First Swim School
Free Birthday Party – Kid’s First Swim School
$20 Gift Card – Subway
Free Haircut & Product – Bladerunner Hair, Nails & Skin
Basket of Cheer (various wine & spirits) – HSP Board Members
Various Premium Cigars – Tom Canon in memory of Sylvia Canon Haines, HSP’s Founder
Beer Lover’s Basket – Waredaca Brewing Company
Framed Steve Smith Autographed Photo – Baltimore Ravens and Gizmo’s Art
Cosmetic Products –Rosebud Perfume Company
Free Eyebrow Wax & Product – Carnegie & Company