The Washington County Local Management Board earned a $674,447 grant from the Governor’s Office of Children to fund five initiatives aimed at strengthening and improving the lives of youth and families residing within the county.
The grant will fund:
- The Family Center, a multi-generational program targeting youth and young adults not attending school due to pregnancy or becoming a teen parent;
- The School Based Mental Health Program, which places a licensed mental health clinician in every public secondary school and select elementary schools;
- Intervention & Case Management for Children of Incarcerated Parents;
- Disconnected Youth Career Readiness Program Enhancements, which funds programs for youth ages 16-24 who neither work nor attend school; and
- a human services consultant to collect and analyze community data for use in developing new programming impacting disconnected youth.
Arlene Lee, executive director of the Governor’s Office for Children, said:
Maryland’s Local Management Boards are the boots on the ground in our communities and we value their unique role in developing local approaches to addressing needs for children, youth and families. It is truly wonderful that these grants will support so many promising programs.
View Washington County’s press release here.