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Montgomery County Food Council’s Online Food Assistance Resource Directory

The Montgomery County Food Council’s Online Food Assistance Resource Directory lists more than 100 food assistance sites in the County. This directory is searchable by location, food assistance type, accessibility and many other special features.

Mapa de Recursos de Comida El Directorio de recursos de asistencia alimentaria en línea del Consejo de alimentos del condado de Montgomery enumera más de 100 sitios de asistencia alimentaria en el condado y se puede buscar por ubicación, tipo de asistencia alimentaria, accesibilidad y muchas otras características especiales.

Seniors looking for meal sites can search for them here

Visit infoMONTGOMERY’s Community Support page to access other useful information for those in need of immediate  and on-going assistance.

 

November is National Family Caregivers Month

November is National Family Caregivers Month – a time to celebrate the contributions of caregivers, provide them with tools that they need, and continue to advocate for individuals with mental illness. Mental Health Amercia provides these tools and supports for family members that provide round-the-clock care to their loved ones In Montgomery County, these providers offer support and resources for Caregivers

Under 21 Substance Use Prevention Mini Grant Application for FY 2023

The Collaboration Council announces the availability of FY23 Under 21 Mini-Grant funding to help community-based organizations deliver activities to middle and high school youth and those under age 21 that address the illegal and underage use, misuse and overuse of substances that include, but are not limited to, alcohol, opioids and other prescription drugs. Applications are due November 14, 2022 by midnight.

Funding comes from the Montgomery County Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services.


For complete details and to download the Mini-Grant Application Announcement please click here.
Please direct all questions to info@collaborationcouncil.org.

Deadline for submitting questions is November 14, 2022, 4:00 p.m. Include FY23 Under 21-Mini-Grant in the subject line. No phone calls please.

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is On Saturday, October 29

Saturday, October 29th from 10am – 2pm is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day! This event is sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and encourages communities to safely dispose of unwanted, unused or expired prescription opioids to prevent misuse, overdose and overdose fatalities. There are several locations in Montgomery County, such a police departments and pharmacies, that are serving as collection sites during this event. or a full list of take back sites in Montgomery County, users can visit here:

knowtherisksmc.org

Here are a few reminders on how to properly dispose of prescription opioids:

  1. Participate in local take back programs. There are several pharmacies and police departments that are registered as permanent location sites for the “take back” program. They will take back your prescription opioids with no questions asked. Remember, the goal is to prevent the diversion of prescription opioids so they are willing and ready to accept your returns.
  1. Do NOT flush prescription opioids. Sewage treatment systems cannot remove all the medications from the water released into lakes, rivers or oceans. Please protect the habitats of Nemo, Dory and their fishy friends, and let’s not make opioid infused water a trend! Bottled water and home filtration systems don’t necessarily avoid exposure.

Youth Substance Use Prevention Month

Youth Substance Use Prevention Month
October is National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month.
Learn more from the Montgomery County Prevention Alliance
Educating youth, parents/caregivers and concerned community members about substance misuse and ways to prevent it.

Talk to your teeen   Resources to help educate you on effective ways to speak with your teen!
Training Free Naloxone trainings held throughout the year
Resources – Support Groups, Education, Advocacy
Local resources from infoMONTGOMERY 

SAMHSA has information and resources for parents, caregivers, and other caring adults who talk with young people about the risks and harms of using alcohol and other substances SAMHSA’s National Helpline, 1-800-662-HELP (4357) (also known as the Treatment Referral Routing Service), or TTY: 1-800-487-4889 is a confidential, free, 24-hour-a-day, 365-day-a-year, information service, in English and Spanish, for individuals and family members facing mental and/or substance use disorders. This service provides referrals to local treatment facilities, support groups, and community-based organizations..

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM) was launched nationwide in October 1987 as a way to connect and unite individuals and organizations working on domestic violence issues while raising awareness for those issues. Over the past 30+ years, much progress has been made to support domestic violence victims and survivors, to hold abusers accountable, and to create and update legislation to further those goals.
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV)’s mission is to lead, mobilize and raise our voices to support efforts that demand a change of conditions that lead to domestic violence such as patriarchy, privilege, racism, sexism, and classism.

They offer this 2022 #weareresilient toolkit For Survivors, Advocates and Allies Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 2022

View Montgomery County’s programs for abused adults and children, and what our organizations are doing to prevent violence in our community.

September is National Preparedness Month

National Preparedness Month raises awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies. Check these preparedness tips and sign up for Alert Montgomery. Alert Montgomery is the official emergency communications service for Montgomery County, MD. During a major crisis, emergency or severe weather event, Montgomery County officials can send event updates, warnings and instructions directly to you on any of your devices.

In 2021, FEMA’s Ready Campaign and the Ad Council broke ground by producing the first-ever national preparedness campaign specifically targeting the Latino community for National Preparedness Month. Released during Hispanic Heritage month, the advertisements centered around the Latino community’s commitment to personal planning for occasions and family milestones as a bridge to also planning for disasters.

This one-of-a-kind campaign is committed to putting people first and reaching communities where they are. To continue these efforts, this year’s National Preparedness Month campaign will feature a call to action for the Black and African American community.

v This year’s national public service announcements are being developed and will be released throughout the country this September, to help get preparedness information into the hands of those who live in underserved communities.

2022 Theme: A Lasting Legacy

Bereavement Support Programs and Resources for Parents Experiencing Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

Bereavement Support Programs and Resources for Parents Experiencing Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss

If you or someone you know has experienced a loss from miscarriage, stillbirth or infant loss, you can receive support through the Improved Pregnancy Outcomes Program. They have put together this list of Resources for Parents Experiencing Miscarriage, Stillbirth or Infant Loss. Updated September 2022, bereavement counseling and related services included here do not imply endorsement by the Montgomery County, MD Department of Health and Human Services or the Improved Pregnancy Outcomes Program.

You can see individidual programs here: Programs for those Affected by Perinatal Loss

National Hispanic Heritage Month Celebrations 2022

We celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15 to October 15) to recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic American champions who have inspired others to achieve success. The observation began in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week under President Lyndon Johnson and was expanded by President Ronald Reagan in 1988 to cover a 30-day period. It was enacted into law on August 17, 1988. The theme for 2022 is “Unidos: Inclusivity for a Stronger Nation.”

The reason Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15 is because September 15 is significant to a number of Latin American countries. It is the anniversary of independence for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua

You can find news, information and celebrations on the website for National Hispanic Heritage Month.

For local activities, Check the Collaboration Council website for events related to this celebration.

County Executive Elrich kicked-off Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 15 by issuing a proclamation to recognize the special month. The proclamation presentation video can be viewed here

Announcing Request for Proposals # 2023-77 Care Coordination Services using the Wraparound Approach

Request for Proposals # 2023-77 Care Coordination Services using the Wraparound Approach  

Proposals # 2023-77

Care Coordination Services using the Wraparound Approach

Issue Date: September 7, 2022

Questions submitted in writing by September 19, 2022

Deadline for Submission of Proposals: October 7, 2022 5:00 p.m.

No submissions will be accepted after this date and time, 2022

OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75

Purpose of Solicitation:

 

The Montgomery County Collaboration Council is seeking a qualified vendor to

1) deliver care coordination services to families in the County that maintain high fidelity to the wraparound philosophy and;

2) to develop and maintain a network of service providers to deliver community-based interventions for eligible youth.

Preproposal Conference Dates:

September 22, 2022, 1:00-2:00 pm

September 23 ,2022, 9:00-10:00 a.m.

Offerors may choose to come to one or both.

All questions (either live or pre-submitted) will be answered at the conferences. Sessions will be recorded and the recording will be shared upon request.

Link for pre-proposal conferences can be attained by emailing meredith.bowers@collaborationcouncil.org with the subject heading: RFP Preproposal Conference Link

Click here for the full RFP

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