Locally, the Montgomery County Family Justice Center is a collaboration of public and private county agencies seeking to provide services to families impacted by domestic violence, in a family-friendly environment. The Mission of the FJC is to promote safety, well-being, and healing for victims of family violence.
Archive for October, 2016
The National Domestic Violence Hotline offers this information on abuse:
The next National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is October 22, 2016. We will link to local drop-off details when that information is available.We accept medicine which is expired or not longer needed as trash
- in our curbside trash collections
- at the Shady Grove Processing Facility and Transfer Station
- Place unwanted or expired medication into a sealable plastic bag or other empty container to prevent liquid medications from leaking out.
- Mix with kitty litter, coffee grounds or sawdust. (Liquid medications can be solidified using kitty litter or sawdust.)
- Seal the bag and/or container.
- Put the bag and/or container containing the medication into your regular household trash.
- Remove the label with the patient’s name from the original medicine vial or bottle.
- Place the empty plastic vial or bottle into your blue recycling bin. Empty aerosol inhalers can be recycled in your recycling bin, too.
- Chevy Chase Village Police Department Medication Drop Box, 5906 Connecticut Avenue, Chevy Chase, MD 20815
- City of Gaithersburg Prescription Medication Disposal, 14 Fulks Corner Avenue Gaithersburg, Maryland 20877-2066
- City of Takoma Park Prescription Drug Take Back, 7500 Maple Avenue, 1st Floor Lobby, Takoma Park, Maryland 20912
During the month of October, we celebrate people with Down syndrome and make people aware of abilities and accomplishments. It’s not about celebrating disabilities, it’s about celebrating abilities. Find out more about our partner organizations in Montgomery County that support persons with intellectual disabilities.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Whether you are a parent, educator, community member, teen, or kid, you can take a stand against bullying. Visit the US Dept of Health and Human Service’s website, bullying.gov to find out who is at risk, and what you can do to prevent and respond to bullying. Check out these FAQ’s from the National Bullying Prevention Center Here, in Montgomery County, Project Change’s You Have the Power! program helps youth confront the serious problem of bullying head on with a youth-led mentoring program in which older students teach younger students about the characteristics and consequences of bullying and how to reduce it in their communities.
ICC’s Crossroads Program provides counseling, mentoring, case management and positive youth development programming; .