Howard County Health and Education Resources for Families

Bridges http://hc.hcpss.org/about/bridgesThe Bridges Program at the Homewood Center is a public middle and high separate day school special education program. It features small classes, specialized, differentiated instruction, and the provision of counseling services in multiple formats, trained interventionists, and intensive staffing ratios. The program is designed for students whose most prominent struggles are understood to be the result of psychiatric conditions, internal psychological states like anxiety or depression, and/or neurochemical/neuroanatomical idiosyncrasies, such as Autism Spectrum Disorders.

Grass Roots Mobile Crisis Team grassrootscrisis.org is a 24 hour resource to individuals and families in need of immediate assistance with a personal, mental health, family, or shelter crisis.

Horizon Foundation Horizon Foundation mission is to improve the health and wellness of people who live or work in Howard County

Howard County School Health Council School Health Council a state-mandated local advisory committee to the health department and the school system led by community members. This year’s focus is on mental health issues.

Jacaranda Center http://thejacarandacenter.org/ The vision of The Jacaranda Center for Family and Youth Development is to help families thrive, one household at a time including group mentoring programs for youth called Boys’ Huddles and Sister Circles, summer programs that empower youth and inspire them to explore STEM fields.

Local Children’s Board Local-Childrens-Board public and private members working collaboratively to ensure a strong continuum of services for families and children in our community by supporting many initiatives including:  Youth Homelessness – Youth Count, Summer Food Access – Roving Radish, Equity – Equity Report, Child Mental Health – Building Youth Resiliency, Career Readiness – CHOICE Program, Weekend Warrior Snack Pack, Achieve 24/7

Multi-Service Center 9900 Washington Blvd, Suite I, Laurel, MD 20723 MultiService-Center offers access to human services and supports for becoming self-sufficient: BGE/Utility Assistance, Business Clothing, Case Management, Disability Services, Educational Assistance, Employment Assistance, Eviction Prevention, Ex-offender Services, Financial Coaching, First Month Rent Assistance, Food Stamps, Getting Ahead Program, Home Delivered Meal Services, Immigration Services, Individual or Family Counseling, Legal Assistance, Medical Insurance/Medicaid, Relationship and Parenting Support, Support Services for Individuals with a Disability, Veteran Services, Water Bill Assistance, and Youth and Family Support