Children’s Services

The Children’s Services Division of BHA is charged with developing a system of care for young people and their families ranging from early childhood all the way through to the time when young people reach the age of majority and legally become adults. The system of care is designed to meet the needs of individuals within this age range who have mental health conditions, substance-related disorders, and those who have both. The Division evaluates the network of services that the BHA funds for this age group and has the responsibility for statewide planning, development, administration and monitoring of provider performance to assure the highest possible level of quality in the delivery of services. The Division also manages a number of special projects and is responsible to work with all other child serving agencies at both the State and local levels to assure a highly coordinated and individualized approach to care.​

Albert Zachik, M.D. Deputy Director, 
Division of Children’s Services
410.402.8487
Albert.zachik@maryland.gov​​​​