Local Care Team

The Harford County Local Care Team is an inter-agency council designed to provide support to families trying to access services for a child with intensive emotional and behavioral needs. This collaborative group brings together representatives of several child-serving agencies to review a child's particular needs, and then work together with family input to identify programs and services that can help.

Special message to families

The goal of the Harford County Local Care Team and its member agencies is to assist families in receiving the support and services they need to help their children remain in their homes and communities. Families and their advocates can self-refer to the Local Care Team to receive assistance with the identification of individual needs and potential resources. Member agencies may refer cases that involve children and families with complex needs who may benefit from an inter-agency case discussion, even if there is no risk of residential placement.

Are you a caregiver or parent dealing with any of the following issues?

  • Your child or family is involved with multiple agencies and you feel like you're getting nowhere
  • You think your child needs more services but you're not sure where to turn
  • You know what you need but you can't seem to locate the service locally
  • You feel overwhelmed and need a guide through the maze of reports and recommendations

Would you like to schedule a meeting?

The Harford County Local Care Team holds regular meetings, usually weekly, with the exception of inclement weather and holidays in accordance with Harford County Public Schools.

To schedule a meeting, email Laurie Rajala


Meetings are held virtually.  

Important Documents

LCT Referral Form (PDF)

LCT FY 2022 Final Report (PDF)

For additional information or questions regarding the Harford County Local Care Team, contact:

Laurie Rajala
Local Care Team Coordinator
410-638-3389 ext. 1329