7:30 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Support Services for
Parents, Children and Families
|In a comprehensive developmental counseling program, with the direction of the school counselor, students will develop the following competencies:
These counseling services are delivered through:
The counseling department encourages and appreciates parental involvement and input, and will coordinate parent conferences with classroom teachers. A counselor will frequently request appointments with students to discuss academic or social concerns. Students wishing to talk with a counselor should stop by the counseling office before school or during lunch to request an appointment. All information you or your child tells the counselor remains confidential with the counselor unless there is potential harm to your child or others. We look forward to working with you this year. If you have any questions or concerns about your child, please do not hesitate to call us.
Advocacy, resources, connections, lending library, pre-school inclusion project support groups, and family support services. Serving: Children with developmental disabilities and their families. Located at 620A Research Drive, Frederick, MD.
CASS (Community Agency School Services)
Intensive coordinated services to help at-risk families. Serving: Families with children in the Frederick County Public School feeder districts.
Mental Health Association located at 263 West Patrick Street, Frederick, MD.
Child Care referral and education on selecting quality childcare and preschool education providers.
DDA (Developmental Disabilities Administration)
Department of Juvenile Justice
The Maryland Department of Juvenile Services provides individualized care and treatment to youth who have violated the law, or who are a danger to themselves or others. Through a variety of programs that reflect the most creative, effective and efficient use of resources, the Department of Juvenile Services strives to help young people, with the involvement of their families, reach their full potential as productive and positive members of society. The Department of Juvenile Services is committed to making youth responsible and accountable for their actions. This is accomplished at the least restrictive level of care consistent with public safety.
Frederick County Hotline
24-hour phone counseling for Frederick County citizens of all ages regarding a variety of issues, including loneliness, depression, suicide, abuse, relationships, family concerns and substance abuse.
Frederick County Department of Social Services
Parent Information Hotline
24-hour phone line available for parents who need listening support, information and referral services.
24-hour phone line available for children who are home alone, facing an emergency or have a problem they would like to discuss.
Homeless Prevention Programs
Emergency Shelters and Transitional Housing Programs
Other Major Resources and Programs
The Child Protective Services Unit investigates reports of abuse and neglect of children. If a person has a suspicion that abuse or neglect is occurring, the CPS unit should be called. During times when the Department is not open, the Frederick City Police should be contacted for emergency access to a DSS social worker.
Legal Aid Bureau of Frederick County
Provides legal assistance to prevent evictions and other housing related crisis.
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
Provides emergency financial assistance and also provides funding for prescription medications.
Advocates for Homeless Families
Scattered-site transitional housing for homeless families; also operates the Families Forward Program.
301 662-5219 -- clothing store
Transitional shelter and transitional housing for survivors of domestic violence; also operates 24-hour hotline and other crisis services; transitional housing for women and children; all guests must attend chapel services.
Frederick Community Action Agency
Transitional shelter for homeless families and physically or medically disabled adults; also operates daytime shelter for homeless persons.
Frederick County Emergency Cold Weather Shelter
c/o Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
Emergency shelter for homeless adults; operated during the winter months of November through March.
Frederick Union Rescue Mission (Soup Kitchen) and Beacon House
Emergency housing for homeless men. All guests must attend chapel services.
301-662-8800 / TTY301-662-1565
Heartly House assists survivors of domestic/relationship violence/abuse and survivors of sexual assault/abuse by offering crisis intervention and support services to survivors and their significant others. Available assistance includes a 24-hour hotline, crisis intervention services, emergency shelter, individual counseling, support groups as well as other services.
Frederick Families First
Program for mothers, fathers, youth and children that support and strengthen families and communities.
Job Training - Frederick County Job Training Agency
Provides a wide-range of job training and educational services
Soup Kitchen & Food Bank - Frederick Community Action Agency
Serves a free evening meal Monday through Sunday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Food Bank provides a 3- to 5-day supply of food