NOTTINGHAM, MD â County Director Johnny Olszewski announced Monday adding a new online registration system to support Baltimore County services, starting with the ongoing distribution of senior food and virtual career center services.
Additional online registration portals between departments will be introduced in the coming weeks and months.
“This crisis has changed lives in countless ways, and it is forcing our county to find creative solutions to the challenges we face,” said Olszewski. “We hope this new online reservation system will allow our residents to take full advantage of the resources their government has to offer.”
Thanks to this online platform, residents can now register online for the following services:
Senior appointments in food distribution
Since May 2020, the Baltimore County Department of Aging has provided boxes of food for adults 60 and older, to help fight food insecurity and provide seniors with chronic health conditions the opportunity to limit trips outside. Food kits include a well-rounded collection of fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, frozen chicken, and non-perishable foods to help meet the weekly nutritional needs of the elderly. Since last May, the Department of Aging has provided nearly a million meals to the elderly.
The county will continue to distribute food to seniors by appointment only. The appointments will open every Monday at 8:30 am for appointments the following week.
âWe want to give seniors in our county as many options as possible to take advantage of this program that helps keep people nourished and safe, and we’re very happy to be able to streamline the enrollment process for those with the. ability to do so. Said Laura D. Riley, director of the Baltimore County Department of Aging. âThis is another big step forward in bringing more of our offerings online and will be another important tool in our toolkit to help expand access to this essential service. “
To register online, residents will need to provide a phone number, which becomes their unique account ID, and an email address. Individuals will then receive a confirmation of their appointment by e-mail or SMS.
Residents can register on https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/aging-food-distribution.
In addition to registering through the online portal, residents over the age of 60 can continue to dial 410-887-2040 to schedule their pick-up date, time and location.
For more information on distributing food for the elderly, call 410-887-2040.
Appointments at the Career Center
The Baltimore County Department of Economic Development and Workforce currently provides residents who need help finding employment with access to a number of tools, resources and services, including planning. careers, job search assistance, vocational training, skills upgrading training, access to labor market information. , GED and literacy programs and career development workshops.
Residents can now use the online Appointment Registry portal to schedule appointments for in-person self-service resources, including IT resource labs, office technology, individual workspaces, and other services at Hunt Valley and Liberty County career centers.
These in-person resources are available by appointment only to ensure appropriate physical distancing and the implementation of other COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Residents can register on https://www.baltimorecountymd.gov/career-centers.
âAs we continue to see the continued impact and long-term changes to our economy as a result of the pandemic, we remain committed to supporting job seekers in Baltimore County,â said Leonard Howie, department director of the county’s economic and workforce development. âDuring this critical time, we hope our county residents take advantage of this new system and the many services and resources available to them. “