Council’s Health and Human Services Committee

July 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Council Approves Funding to Expand Mobile Crisis Response Capacity

On July 21 the Montgomery County Council unanimously approved a special appropriation of $592,202 for the County’s Department of Health and Human Services’ budget. The money will be used to expand the mobile crisis response services. The appropriation, spearheaded by Council Vice President Tom Hucker, aims to increase the number of mental health professionals responding […]

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June 12, 2020 | Samantha Subin

Albornoz Addresses Need for Mental Health Resources Following Three Recent Student Deaths

Councilmember Gabe Albornoz addressed the need for improved mental health services following the news that three Montgomery County Public School students died by suicide in the last two weeks. “…[W]e know the social-emotional impact of the pandemic, and what students are facing right now is crushing,” said Gabe Albornoz during a joint meeting Thursday with […]

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October 24, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 24 in Montgomery County

It’s Thursday, Oct. 24. The Nationals take a 2-0 lead in the World Series with their win last night against the Astros. Go Nats! And, here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Planning Meeting: The Planning Board’s day starts with an agritourism study tour in the Agricultural Reserve. After the tour they […]

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January 16, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Raskin, Glass Discuss Shutdown Resources for County Residents

Rep. Jamie Raskin teamed up with Montgomery County Councilmember Evan Glass on Facebook Live this morning to discuss resources for Montgomery County residents impacted by the federal government shutdown. Raskin said that he decided to take to social media to talk about resources for those hurting from the government shutdown because he’s been hearing directly […]

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October 18, 2017 | Michelle Queen

Five Things to Know for Oct. 18 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 18, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. County combats gang violence: State’s Attorney John McCarthy and Police Chief Tom Manger describe how they’ll use new funding to deal with the growing problem of gang violence. 2. Council Committee policy session: The County Council Health and Human Services Committee […]

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December 13, 2016 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Council Approves Federal Grant to Help Youth

The Montgomery County Council approved a $999,828 grant that will enable the “Bridges to the Future Systems of Care Expansion” project on Dec. 13. The Council’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Committee recommended that the full Council approve the grant. The goal of this project is to better meet the needs of disconnected transition age […]

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