About Us

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Who We Are

Somerset Community Services, Inc. (SCS) is a private, non-profit corporation that provides a wide range of support to participants with developmental disabilities residing in Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties. Somerset Community Services, Inc. was established in July of 1970. We remain committed to assisting participants with disabilities in realizing their greatest potential and becoming productive members of their communities. Somerset Community Services, Inc. is licensed by the State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and regulated by the Developmental Disabilities Administration.

Participants are supported to live a full life through community inclusion, customized employment, and meaningful day activities. Somerset Community Services, Inc. believes that community integration is to be individualized by using the person-centered planning model and must be tailored uniquely and sensibly in accordance with the needs, preferences, and choices of the person receiving services.

Our Mission

The mission of Somerset Community Services, Inc. is to provide quality support. These supports are individually tailored to address the specific needs and personal preferences of the person receiving services. They act to empower the participant to make informed choices, foster personal growth and become a productive member of their community. The goal is that people with developmental disabilities would have a full meaningful life that includes community inclusion and customized employment.

A Maryland Employment First Agency

Somerset Community Services, Inc. is an Employment First Agency that offers Employment Services to provide job training to the participants we serve.

Following a new DDA directive, all participants will have the opportunity to work with staff to better identify their skills and interests through a Discovery Process, and customize this to a community-integrated work experience. Through our Meaningful Day Services, participants can learn basic tangible work skills and get work readiness training to ensure they are prepared for employment. This includes assistance with interview preparation, resume development, communication skills, and the application/job search process.

Customized Employment refers to individualizing the employment relationships between employers and employees in ways that meet the unique needs of both, with the end goal being Customized Integrated Employment for all. Educating the public, building relationships, and eventually creating an alliance with local businesses allows us to “customize” the employment experience for the participants we work with. This is a win-win situation for all.

Get in Touch

Somerset Community Services, Inc. will determine Closures/Delays on a case-by-case basis. Notification will be done through the website and employee/family notification system. Please contact Pam Cohen at 410-623-2261 if you have questions.