- Montgomery County Parks
- Montgomery County Recreation Department
- To apply for financial aid, visit the Rec Assist (Financial Assistance) page
Ride On makes it easy for those under 18 to travel around the County in the summer by offering the Youth Summer Pass, which is loaded onto a Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card. The Pass allows kids to take unlimited Ride On trips between June 1 and August 31 for a flat fee of $18.
Starting May 16, purchase the Youth Summer at the TRiPS Commuter Stores in Silver Spring, 8404 Colesville Road and Friendship Heights, 17 Wisconsin Circle; the Montgomery County Treasury Office, 255 Rockville Pike, Suite L-15, Rockville; online at www.SmarTrip.com, or at select CVS and Giant locations. See the complete list of locations.
Kids Ride Free hours continue during the summer. The summer pass can be used for all other rides when regular fares apply.
Kids who don’t have the Youth Cruiser SmarTrip Card can buy one for $2 at any County library with proof of age and residency. The card, which is designed for County residents who are in kindergarten through 12th grade, allows students to participate in Kids Ride Free and take advantage of discounted youth monthly and summer passes.
- Tips for Selecting a Health Plan
- Key Insurance Terms
- How to Obtain Pre-Authorization
- Knowing your Rights
- How to file complaints and contact the Advocacy Unit
Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families
Project Director, Full Time Position Available
The Project Director has overall responsibility for the implementation and management of “Bridges to the Future,” a SAMHSA- funded System of Care Grant to the Montgomery County Department of Behavioral Health and Crisis Services and the Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. This grant will further develop the system of care to include comprehensive and integrated services for transitional-age youth and young adults ages 16-21 with serious mental health challenges and who are disconnected from school or employment. For complete position description, job responsibilities and how to submit your cover letter and resume please click here.
Be sure to tune in to Austin Heyman’s show, Seniors Today. It shares news and information of interest to senior residents of Montgomery County.Program airs on Comcast/RCN 6, Verizon 30 the following times: Sunday 6:00pm | Mon – (10:00am) | Tues – (1:00am, 12:30pm, 6:00pm) | Thurs – (2:30am, 6:00pm) | Fri (10:30am) | Sat – (2:00am).
- Learn the mental health facts and warning signs and take the pledge to support children and teens from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI):
- From Mental Health America (MHA): Keep a grateful journal, start your day with a cup of coffee, and 29 other tips to boost your Mental Health.
- 24-hour Crisis Center 240-777-4000
- Mental Health/Substance Abuse Screening and Referral/ACCESS to Behavioral Health Program 240-777-1770
- EveryMind. (formerly MHAMC) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Child and Adolescent Mental Health Program 240-777-1450
- Protect children and assist parents or caretakers in providing proper care and attention to children
- Remedy and decrease the risk of continuing abuse and neglect
- Provide an alternate plan of care for children when parents or caretakers are unable to proved proper and safe care for them;
The National Child Welfare information gateway offers tip sheets in English and Spanish on such subjects as:
- Preventing Child Sexual Abuse /Cómo prevenir el abuso sexual de menores
- Helping Your Child Heal From Trauma/Ayudando a su hijo a curarse del trauma
- How to Develop Strong Communities/Cómo desarrollar comunidades fuertes
If you are a youth-serving practioner, consider attending Montgomery County Collaboration Council’s Community of Practice’s Domestic Juvenile Sex Trafficking-Recognition Workshop. This workshop is free and will be offered on Thursday, May 4th. Contact Leteria Bailey to enroll.
- The BEST opportunity to share the event with a mass audience is to join the National Afterschool Association’s Thunderclap. Thunderclap makes going viral possible by sending a single message about Appreciation Week at the same moment, across all social channels, so it rises above the noise. You can join the movement by donating both your personal and organization followers. Let’s make a boom!
- Make Plans to Celebrate: Families, leaders, and community members can all celebrate afterschool professionals. Download ideas here.
- Post on Social Media: Find sample posts and downloadable graphics here and a promotional video here. Include the hashtag #heartofafterschool in your posts!
- Share with Community Leaders, Members & Families: Send an email to colleagues and families, a press release to the media and rally your local officials to proclaim April 24 – 28 Afterschool Professionals Appreciation Week. Click here to access resources.
- And don’t forget to show your appreciation for Montgomery County’s local out of school time programs. infoMONTGOMERY’s Youth Development Resource Guide has many resources that support families with school-aged youth and youth workers.
Help us help the hungry in Montgomery County. Our County is among the wealthiest in the nation, yet 16.3% of the children in the County are food insecure, more than any other county in Maryland.Food donations will be collected on all buses. Receive a free ride each time you donate. More importantly, help us feed the hungry in our community. All donations go to Manna Food and needy area families, including the disabled, seniors and the working poor. To show our thanks, you ride free with a donation.
- 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