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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


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 with the subject heading: RFP Preproposal Conference Link

Click here for the full RFP

Montgomery Connects – Computer For You Free Computers for Residents

Montgomery County is providing 40,000 Chromebook computers to residents who do not have a computer. Eventbrite is being used to create appointment tickets to manage computer pick-ups.  Every person receiving a computer:
  • Must have an individual appointment to pick-up a computer (appointments are released Sundays at 2:00 pm);
  • MUST APPEAR IN PERSON and show photo ID to pick up the computer;
  • Must have a have a County library card number to create an appointment.
  • Must be a Montgomery County resident at least 7 years old.
  • Must be  able to honestly certify you would not have access to a computer if the County did not provide you one.
There is a limit of one computer per person.  You do not need to be a U.S. Citizen to receive a computer but you must be a Montgomery County resident.  EVERY PERSON, INCLUDING CHILDREN, MUST HAVE THEIR OWN APPOINTMENT AND APPEAR ON THEIR APPOINTMENT DAY IN PERSON WITH ID TO RECEIVE A COMPUTER (For Example:  If a parent wants a computer for the parent and two computers for two children, the parent must make 3 appointments and bring the two children with ID to receive the computers.  If you make an appointment for June 21, you cannot show up on a different day.)  The same person may not register at multiple locations to receive more than 1 total computer.  If all appointments are sold out, new appointments will be released on Sundays at 2pm.  4 to 5 events will be hosted every week through October 2022.  If you need additional information, please read below and then contact us at if you still have questions.  Do not use this email to request a computer – click on an available date below under Make Appointment for Computer and complete the Eventbrite to book an appointment.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month
If you or someone you know is experiencing a mental health crisis, call or text 988 immediately.  In Maryland, you can also call 211 press 1 or text 898-211 to be connected to crisis services.
According to the CDC suicide is a leading cause of death in the United States, with 45,979 deaths in 2020. This is about one death every 11 minutes. The number of people who think about or attempt suicide is even higher. In 2020, an estimated 12.2 million American adults seriously thought about suicide, 3.2 million planned a suicide attempt, and 1.2 million attempted suicide.
  • The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is now: 988 Suicide and Crisis Lifeline

    988 has been designated as the new three-digit dialing code that will route callers to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. While some areas may be currently able to connect to the Lifeline by dialing 988, this dialing code will be available to everyone across the United States starting on July 16, 2022.

  • EveryMind Crisis Prevention and Intervention specialists are available by phone, text and chat every hour of every day, and knowing that will save lives. The community can also look to EveryMind for mental health professionals who are prepared to talk about warning signs and ways that we all can help to prevent suicide from ending lives far too soon. Every suicide is a tragic loss, but when a public figure takes their own life, the ripples are felt by so many. Kate Spade’s passing earlier this week and Anthony Bourdain’s passing today are only two of the more than 7301 people who die by suicide each week and nearly 105 each day in America alone. Suicide can be prevented and YOU can help. You do not need to be a mental health professional, you can simply be a caring friend, neighbor and fellow human being. If you think someone may be considering suicide you can: ASK, KEEP THEM SAFE, BE THERE, HELP THEM CONNECT and FOLLOW UP.Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (SPAM) resources from NAMI
  • Call or Text Montgomery County Hotline: 301.738.2255 or chat 
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
  • American Association of Suicidology

Programs and Resources for Parents

MCPS Parent Resources can be found for those families looking for

Department of Health and Human Services Family Planning / Reproductive Health

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services offers resources for those looking for information on Family Planning/Reproductive Health.

Visit this link for information on providers, how and where to apply for Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services.

Visit this link on infoMONTGOMERY for Family Planning Programs

Summer Programs and Resources for Students

MCPS is planning a wide range of summer programs for elementary, middle, and high school students in summer 2022, at no cost to students. Most programs will span the month of July, with the exception of high school credit courses and the Extended Learning Opportunities (ELO) program in Title I elementary schools, which run slightly longer. Generally, in-person programs will take place in the morning, through midday. Afternoon programs sponsored by county and municipal agencies and outside providers will be available in selected schools. For more information, please visit the MCPS Summer Programs webpage or contact your local school.

Montgomery County Recreation offers a wide variety of exciting summer programs throughout the County with an emphasis on safety, convenience, affordability, and most of all fun. We offer a ton of summer programs that are designed to appeal to a variety of campers. With such a broad range of programming, and experienced and innovative staff, there is something for everyone. Check out the Summer Camps Guide

Other summer programs:

  • Online tutoring with MCPS staff and external providers available to all students, on flexible schedules and available 24/7.
  • Summer RISE for rising MCPS juniors and seniors to participate in a career-based learning opportunity during the summer.
  • Montgomery Can Code: Free summer coding camp for middle school students.
  • Other “Out of School Time” program opportunities.
  • Announcing Open Solicitation #2022-75: Strategic Planning Consultant

    >Identifying Vendors for Strategic Planning ConsultantsM

    OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75  

    Strategic Planning Consultant (OPEN SOLICITATION #2022-75)

    Issue Date: January 28th, 2022

    Deadline to Submit Questions: February 11th, 2022

    Closing Date: February 18, 2022


    Purpose of Solicitation:

    The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth, and Families (the Collaboration Council) seeks a vendor with demonstrated experience in developing successful consensus-based and community-driven strategic plans.

    Purpose of Project:

    To create a comprehensive product that builds a compelling case for organizational importance to the community, successful future visioning, and our stated goals/what we plan to accomplish. The product will serve as a dynamic guide which communicates internally and externally how we are striving to make an impact in the community.

    Please submit any questions to

    Please submit any questions to

    Announcing RE-ISSUE OPEN SOLICITATION #2019-68 Identifying Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

    Identifying Identifying Vendors for Trainers/Facilitators for the Youth Development Community of Practice

    Issue Date: January 31, 2022

    Deadline for Submitting Questions: March 14, 2022

    Closing Date: March 21,2022 4 p.m.

    The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families, Inc. (the Collaboration Council), is a quasi-public non-profit organization and the Local Management Board for Montgomery County, Maryland. The Collaboration Council’s mission is to improve the well-being of children, youth and families through collaborative partnerships. For information regarding the Montgomery County Collaboration, its initiatives and programs, visit our website at

    Interested vendors must create an individual or organization account and submit their Solicitation Responses  through:

    Please submit any questions to

    Community of Practice for Youth Development Practitioners

    The Youth Development Community of Practice (YD CoP) of the Collaboration Council coordinates the training and education for youth development practitioners working in youth-serving fields such as workforce development, mentoring, and recreation. The practitioners we serve are those professionals working in out of school time programs, with disconnected youth, with homeless youth and with court-involved youth in Montgomery County.

    This open solicitation for letters of interest seeks to identify qualified trainers to deliver live or developed webinars or workshops to the YD CoP. The content and activities of each webinar must include principles and practices that supports/aligns with youth development philosophy, social-emotional learning, and cultural linguistics. Facilitators are encouraged to submit webinar topics and agendas relevant to youth development practitioners and communities/organizations supporting youth & their families, specifically webinars that increase attendees’ understanding of: • Providing supportive programming and opportunities to address the unique needs of Black girls • Promising practices to support youth experiencing homelessness and disconnection from supports and opportunities, especially youth in newly settled communities in Montgomery County (Afghan and Latin American youth and communities) • Program strategies that support youth and communities coping with accumulated traumas including pandemic-related traumas • Engaging and supporting the development of youth leaders and youth as advocates for their own needs All approved webinars will be recorded and archived on for future use by practitioners in Montgomery County. Qualified trainers may submit multiple proposals for separate topics, or submit a proposal for multiple session trainings.
    ReIssue OS 2019-68_with SMApply link Jan 2022

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