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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 (www.montgomerycountymd.gov/foodsecurity), 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 rememberingourlovedones2017@gmail.com. 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

High Temperatures Unsafe for Young Children, Vulnerable Adults and Animals

With excessive temperatures and humidity in effect, County officials are urging residents to take precautions to protect themselves, and their pets, against heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and heat exhaustion. Residents are also asked to check on elderly friends, relatives and neighbors who may be isolated to be sure they are not showing signs of heat-related illnesses. County facilities, including libraries, swimming pools, recreation and senior centers, as well as regional services centers, will be open and may provide respite from the heat.

The Montgomery County Police Animal Services Division also wants to remind community members to be especially careful with all pets during times of increased heat. Animals that are outdoors must have access to shade, shelter, and plenty of fresh water. For general information about County programs and services, call 3-1-1. Sign up for the County’s Alert Montgomery notification system at alert.montgomerycountymd.gov to receive emergency alerts regarding weather and other emergency information.

Addressing Food Security in Your Afterschool and Summer Learning Program

Food is the one afterschool and summer learning program component necessary for survival. Food security is something we deal with daily.
Students or staff might ask themselves on any given day:
  1.  Did I eat?
  2.  Did I have enough to eat?
  3.  What would I like to eat?
Increasingly, students rely on school cafeteria food for food security. Many in our programs eat breakfast, lunch and a snack or meal during our care; many have nothing to eat when they go home. We have opportunities to play a vital role in the food security of the students we serve.

This article, originally appeared in the Spring 2017 issue of AfterSchool Today magazine, offers insight and ways to adapt your role in students’ food security to help them achieve the goals and vision your program has identified to help address community needs.

Maryland Treatment Locator Directory

The State of Maryland’s Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Behavioral Health Administration has provided the Maryland Certified Treatment Directory.  This directory lists of all state certified substance abuse treatment programs in Maryland. If you need further assistance locating treatment call 410-402-8600. In addition to location, you can also search by Provider Name, Level of Care and Special Populations


For Example you can search Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs, including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), that combine behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. For local programs,search infoMONTGOMERY, or visit the Statewide site for programs outside our county.

Lottery for Farmer’s Market Coupons for Low-Income Seniors

Montgomery County will  Hold a Lottery for Farmer’s  Market Coupons for Low-Income Seniors

A limited number of free farmer’s market coupon books worth $30 will be distributed by lottery to low-income seniors in Montgomery County on Tuesday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. The coupon books are available to Montgomery County residents age 60 years and older whose income is less than $22,311 (family of one).
The coupons may be used at farmer’s markets in Montgomery County and participating markets in the District of Columbia until November 1, 2017.
The lottery for the coupon books will be held at the following locations:
  • Elizabeth House, 1400 Fenwick Lane, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Benjamin Gaither Senior Center, 80A Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20878
  • Holiday Park Senior Center, 3950 Ferrara Drive, Wheaton, MD 20901
  • Long Branch Community Center, 8700 Piney Branch Road, Silver Spring, MD 20901
  • Rockville Senior Center, 1150 Carnation Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Waverly House, 4521 East West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814

For more information, call 240-777-3810.

Summer Read and Learn 2017 – Build a Better World.

Summer Read & Learn for children, teens, and adults runs June 10–September 10!
  • Montgomery County Public Libraries (MCPL) invites all students to participate in this year’s Summer Reading Program, which will run June 10 to September 10. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World.”
  • Children can register on-line or in person at any of the MCPL Branch libraries.

Healthy & Free lunch for Children 18 & under this summer

Summer Programs

Children 18 years of age or younger may come to any of these locations Monday through Friday to receive a healthy and nutritious lunch.

No appointment is necessary; but the lunch must be eaten at the location.

Argyle Middle School

2400 Bel Pre Road • Silver Spring, MD

July 10 — 28 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

City of Faith

8051 Cessna Avenue, Suite 160 • Gaithersburg, MD

June 19 — Sept. 1 • 2:00-2:30 PM

Fox Chapel Elementary School

19315 Archdale Road • Germantown, MD

June 26 — August 4 • 11:00 AM-1:00 PM

Gaithersburg
Elementary School

35 North Summit Avenue • Gaithersburg, MD

July 10 ­— August 11 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Key Middle School

910 Schindler Drive • Silver Spring, MD

June 26 ­— August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Middlebrook Mobile

19515 North Frederick Road • Germantown, MD

June 26 — August 4 • 11:30 AM-1:00 PM

North Creek Community Center

20125 Arrowhead Road • Montgomery Village, MD

June 19 — August 11 • 12:30-2:00 PM

Northwood High School

919 University Blvd., West • Silver Spring, MD

June 26—August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Watkins Mill High School

10301 Apple Ridge Road • Gaithersburg, MD

June 26—August 4 • 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Interested in receiving meals for your summer program?

The Summer Meals Program is designed to provide nutritious meals at no cost to children 18 years of age and younger. Approximately 35% of MCPS students are eligible for free and reduced price meals; and this program is designed to bridge the “nutrition gap” when school is out. 

The MCPS Division of Food and Nutrition Services is the summer food service sponsor in Montgomery County and about 9,500 children are served at approximately 120 locations each day.

Professional Development Workshops in June for

The Community of Practice of the Montgomery County Collaboration Council has the following workshops available for Youth Workers. The workshops are free, and registration is required.
    Innovating Youth Practices One Workshop at a Time/Upcoming CoP June Workshops
  • Restorative Practices to Help At-Risk Youth and Their Families
    June 12, 2017 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Angel Hill, Lead4Life
    Mid-County Recreation Center
    2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Focusing on Focus Groups
    June 13, 2017 9:30 AM-12:30 PM

    Jana Sharp, Sharp Insight, LLC
    Mid-County Recreation Center
    2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Trauma Informed Care
    June 14, 2017 9:30 AM-2:00 PM
    Jessica Soussana, Dove Counseling and Education

    Conference Center
    1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Registration Closing Soon
    Mentoring Praxis: Translating the Research into Best Practices
    June 15, 2017 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Laura Brown & Ottoniel Perez, YMCA Youth Links and Inspiring Futures Mentoring Program
    Mid-County Recreation Center
    2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
    Registration Deadline: June 18, 2017
    De-Escalation and Crisis Intervention in Community Settings
    June 20, 2017 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Kirsten Andersen, YMCA Youth & Family Services
    Mid-County Recreation Center
    2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Registration Deadline: June 20, 2017
    Bullying Prevention and Intervention
    June 22, 2017 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
    Jessica Soussana, Dove Counseling and Education
    Mid-County Recreation Center
    2004 Queensguard Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
  • Registration Deadline: June 21, 2017 *For Supervisors Only*
    Supervising Youth Development Practice: A One Day Intensive Training for Supervisors of Youth Development Practitioners
    June 23, 2017 9:30 AM-3:30 PM
    Brodrick Clarke, Brodrick Clarke Consulting LLC
    Silver Spring Civic Center 1 Veterans Pl, Silver Spring, MD 20910
  • Registration Deadline: June 27, 2017
    Youth Development Practices for Older Youth: Increasing Engagement and Building Community
    June 29, 2017 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM
    Taiwanna Lucienne,MSW, Ramapo for Children
    Conference Center
    1801 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850

**Stay tuned for more CoP announcements about workshops coming up in July!**
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