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January 30, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Extreme Cold Plan Activated: Be Cognizant of Homeless Individuals

Montgomery County has activated its extreme cold plan for a hypothermia alert until Thursday at 1 p.m. During periods of extremely cold weather, it’s not only important to dress in layers and stay inside, but it’s also important to look out for neighbors and pets. Montgomery County issues hypothermia alerts when temperatures and the wind […]

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October 24, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 24 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know today, Oct. 24, in Montgomery County, Maryland: 1. Toll Lanes for I-270 and I-495?: To help alleviate traffic congestion, Governor Larry Hogan announced a $9 billion Traffic Relief Plan which consists of widening I-270 and I-495 in Montgomery County to accommodate four new lanes. The T & E Committee is expected […]

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October 18, 2017 | Staff Writer

Council Committees to Discuss Substance Abuse Prevention in Schools

Montgomery County Council’s Health and Human Services will join the Education Committee on Oct. 19 to discuss substance abuse and prevention in schools with Montgomery County Public Schools and the Department of Health and Human Services. Substance abuse trends and suicide data for youth along with the collaborative efforts between MCPS and DHHS will also […]

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May 29, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

County Program That Gives Teens Second Chances Celebrates 20 Years (VIDEO)

Teen Court, a program aimed at giving teens second chances in the judicial system, is celebrating 20 years of service in the community. The program was created in March of 1997  for first or second time juvenile offenders who have pleaded guilty to committing misdemeanor offenses. As a result of the guilty plea, respondents appear […]

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May 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

logo for VASAP - Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program

County Seeking Volunteers to Work With Sexual Assault Victims

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services are seeking volunteers to assist victims of sexual assault and their families through its Victim Assistance and Sexual Assault Program (VASAP), according to a news release. VASAP volunteers provide 24-hour crisis counseling and companion services in throughout county hospitals and police stations for victims. Requirements to […]

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February 27, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

League of Women Voters Discuss Resources Available for Youth Experiencing Substance Use and Abuse

By the 12th grade, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimates that about half of adolescents have abused an illicit drug, which includes the abuse of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription medications, at least once. In an effort to help parents and community leaders identify resources available to adolescents who struggle […]

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November 17, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Homeless Residents Receive Free Health Screenings (PHOTOS)

There were more than 950 households experiencing homelessness in 2015, according to Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) staff. In an effort to help those in need, DHHS hosted their Sixth Annual Nadin Khan Homeless Resource Day in Gaithersburg for residents experiencing homelessness. “It’s very difficult when you’re living on the streets […]

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November 3, 2016 | Mitti Hicks

Local Nonprofit in Rockville Receives $100,000 Grant to Help End Poverty (VIDEO)

One local nonprofit in Rockville is one of only three workforce entities in the U.S. to receive a grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation to address and help break the cycle of poverty. WorkSource Montgomery will receive $100,000 over the next three years along with technical assistance from national experts to promote public policies and […]

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September 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

County Council Briefed on Flower Branch Apartments Explosion (VIDEO & PHOTOS)

The Montgomery County Council received a briefing from officials involved during and after the tragic on Flower Branch Apartments explosion today. Earl Stoddard, Director, Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, (OEMHS), Chief Scott Goldstein, Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS), Chief Thomas Manger, Montgomery County Police Department (MCPD), Clarence Snuggs, Director, Department of […]

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March 2, 2016 | Staff Writer

New Healthcare Services Center to Open in Silver Spring (PHOTO)

Silver Spring residents will have a new place to stop in for medical care this Thursday. Cornerstone Montgomery and CCI Health and Wellness Services will be opening a new one stop shop medical service facility at the Craig S. Integrated Health Center located at 1398 Lamberton Drive. The expanded offerings will include behavioral health, dental […]

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