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Free Diabetes Prevention Program

For those who are pre-diabetic, Holy Cross Germantown Hospital is offering a free, year-long lifestyle modification program that includes nutritional guidance, exercise sessions and support to help prevent or delay diabetes onset. The program begins on Tuesday, September 12, 7-9 p.m. at Holy Cross Germantown Hospital. Visit: learn more. Holy Cross Germantown Hospital Starts Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, 7 – 9 p.m. Holy Cross Hospital (English) – Starts Wed., Step. 13, 7 – 9 p.m. (Spanish) – Starts Thurs., Sept. 14, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Holy Cross Senior Source Starts Wed., Sept. 13, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m To obtain information on diabetes prevention screenings at Holy Cross Hospital and in the community, please call 301-754-8800

Register Now for September Community of Practice Workshops!

Our Youth Development Community of Practice (CoP)offers professional learning opportunities for youth development practitioners serving young people in Montgomery County. Please join us at our upcoming CoP Workshops: “The Friday Series”
  • Active Learning ( 9/1/17)
  • Youth Voice (9/8/17)
  • Reframing Conflict ( 9/8/17)/em>)
To register and for more details visit the CoP registration page.

Helping a Client in Crisis

EveryMind of Montgomery County is offering the following training for professionals:

Helping a Client in Crisis (3 CE’s for Social Workers and Counselors)

Friday, September 29, 2017 9:00am – 12:00pm EveryMind Large Conference Room 1000 Twinbrook Parkway Rockville, MD 20851 Many clients seeking mental health support and treatment are at risk for suicide. This seminar will help to ensure you and your clients are prepared. This seminar is designed to help you:
  • Understand how to ethically treat suicidal clients
  • Identify how to discuss suicidality with your clients
  • Create safety plans with your client
  • Document suicidality in client notes
  • Apply evidence-based strategies on how to treat a client after a suicide attempt
*Light breakfast will be provided Speaker Rachel Larkin, MA, LCSW is the Director of EveryMind’s Crisis Prevention & Intervention Services, which provide supportive listening, information and resources, and crisis intervention via phone, text, and online chat. Rachel is an expert in suicidology and has spoken throughout the National Capital Region on issues related to suicide and mental health crises for organizations such as the Federal Drug Administration and Montgomery College. COST: $50.00 MAXIMUM ATTENDEES: 35 (we will maintain a waiting list after capacity is reached) IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
  • Pre-registration deadline is 12:00pm on September 28, 2017.
  • No refunds will be made after 12:00pm on September 28, 2017.
  • In the event of inclement weather, please call EveryMind’s office after 6:00am on the day of the seminar for an update on the status of the seminar.
  • Credit hours are ONLY given to those who attend the entire seminar.
  • Registrants must sign in and out.
Continuing Education: 3.0 Credit Hours
  • Approved Category I by Board of Social Work Examiners of the State of Maryland.
  • Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP #5796. Seminars that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. EveryMind is solely responsible for all aspects of the seminars.
  • Based on approval by the above licensing boards, continuing credits provided by EveryMind will be approved by the licensing boards of Washington, DC and Virginia for social workers.

Free Vaccinations Offered at Health Clinics for Students Entering Seventh Grade

Montgomery County health officials urge parents or guardians of students entering seventh grade to show proof their student is vaccinated against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Montgomery County health officials urge parents or guardians of students entering seventh grade to show proof their student is vaccinated against Tetanus-diphtheria-acellular pertussis (Tdap) and Meningococcal meningitis (MCV4) prior to the start of the 2017-2018 school year. Students not in compliance with Maryland vaccination requirements are excluded from attending school until they provide documentation of the required Tdap and MCV immunizations. The requirements are in place throughout the State of Maryland.

Free Tdap and MCV4 immunizations will be offered to incoming students at the following locations:

School Health Services Center
4910 Macon Road, Rockville
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue, Silver Spring
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Germantown Health Center
12900 Middlebrook Road, 2nd floor, Germantown
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. – 12 noon
Thursdays 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Silver Spring Health Center
8630 Fenton Street, 10th floor, Silver Spring
Wednesdays 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

A copy of the child’s immunization record must be presented to staff to receive vaccinations. For more information on immunizations, call the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services’ Immunization Program at 240-777-1050 or School Health Services at 240-777-1550.

Become a U.S. Citizen Workshops

Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC is offering free legal assistance to help you apply for naturalization. Download flyers about our upcoming workshop on August 26, 2017.



    • Are at least 18 years old
    • Lived in the U.S. as a green card holder for more than 5 years (3 years if married to U.S. citizen)
    • Have been physically present in the U.S. for more than 2 .5 years (18 months if married to U.S. citizen)
    • Can show you have good moral character
    • Can speak, read and write basic English
    • Can pass a test on the U.S. government and American history
You can VOTE and run for elected office. You won’t ever have to worry about being deported or losing your visa or Legal Permanent Resident status. You could bring your family living abroad to live in the United States more quickly. You will be eligible for a U.S. passport, making travel easy. You can apply for government jobs that requires U.S. citizenship.


Saturday, August 26, 2017 — 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

White Oak Community Recreation Center

1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20904

Call (202) 393-3572 for an appointment

Free Weekend Retreat for Former Caregivers

Hospice Caring, Inc is delighted to announce  A special, no cost program for family/friend primary caregivers whose loved one has died within the past 2 years. 

Friday, October 27 at 4 pm – Sunday, October 29 at 2 pm

Rockwood Manor Retreat Center, Potomac, MD

See the attached flyer for more information. Space is limited! Registration is required. To register, contact Anne Baker, Director of Adult Bereavement Services at or 301-990-0854

Food Council Hiring Food Security Associate

In early 2017, MCFC co-led the creation of the Montgomery County Executive’s 5-Year Food Security Plan (, which outlines the path towards building a Montgomery County in which all people have access to safe, sufficient, and nutritious food, with dignity.
We seek a self-motivated, skilled, and goal-oriented Food Security Associate (FSA) dedicated to coordinating the Food Council’s FSP implementation initiatives. This is a 12-month contract position with the possibility of extension dependent on funding. The position requires a commitment of 37 hours per week with some required evening and weekend meetings. The FSA will report to the Food Council Executive Director. For Position Description please visit the Food Council’s website:

International Overdose Awareness Day Thursday, August 31, 2017


In response to International Overdose Awareness Day, Montgomery County invites you to:

2nd Annual Ceremony of Remembrance

Thursday, August 31, 2017
7:00 pm
Come early for the Resource Fair at 5:30 pm
Justice Plaza
Montgomery County Circuit Court Rockville, MD

  If you need more information AND/OR you would like to have your loved one remembered in a memorial video, please send – by August 24 – up to 10 pictures, with their name, date of birth and date of death to For more information, view this flyer.

This event is hosted by S.O.U.L. (Surviving Our Ultimate Loss) families of Montgomery County in partnership with the Montgomery County Government and the Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult Drug Court
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