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Counseling faculty assist students with academic, personal, and career concerns. The primary emphasis is on supporting students to achieve their educational goals. Counselors may also refer students to local community counseling resources which can provide further support


On-Campus Resources

In addition to meeting individually with a counselor, additional on-campus resources are available:

  • Montgomery College seeks to create an inclusive educational environment.  WIth this in mind, the College created a series of videos of students and employees sharing their personal stories of challenge and triumph. The first video was submitted to the  It Gets Better Project as a message of hope to LGBT students.   Watch Now!  Making It Better: A Message of Hope From Montgomery College.  Contact: dj.mccullough@montgomerycollege.edu for more information.

  • Active Minds -- a student-run mental health awareness, education, and advocacy organization. Rockville Counseling is excited to work collaboratively with the Active Minds chapter in educating students, faculty and staff about mental health issues. The group aims to reduce the stigma that surrounds mental illness and create an open environment for discussion of mental health issues. Meetings are held in the Rockville Counseling Building, Room CB119.  Contact: dj.mccullough@montgomerycollege.edu for more information.

  • Hospice Caring, Inc. -- Since 1989, Hospice Caring's trained and dedicated volunteers provide practical and emotional support to terminally ill adults and children and their families, and to anyone grieving the death of a loved one. Hospice Caring is now offering bereavement services to Montgomery College students at no charge. For more information, e-mail: hospice@hospicecaring.org.
 

Students Helping Students

Kognito Interactive Training Avatars
Online Training for Students: Supporting our Campus Community

Kognito At-Risk is an online, interactive gatekeeper training simulation used at more than 350 campuses nationwide. Learn to identify and talk to peers exhibiting signs of psychological distress and motivate them to seek appropriate help. Possible signs of distress include depression, anxiety, PTSD, and thoughts of suicide.
Students Helping Students
This innovative online simulation will enhance your skills through direct practice in a risk-free environment with student avatars. The training covers identification of students experiencing various types distress along with practice conversations to motivate those students to seek help. 

To get started:

  1. Click on the button above
  2. Click on the "Create a New Account" link
  3. Enter your information and use the Enrollment Key: montgomery24

If you have questions, please contact Marie Martin-Murphy at: marie.martin-murphy@montgomerycollege.edu 


County and Local Community Counseling Resources

This information below is provided to the Montgomery College Community as a service to assist individuals in need of community services. The resources listed are some of the more frequently used and easily accessed in the Montgomery County area. A listing does not equate to an endorsement of this service.

Mental Health Association of Montgomery County

MC311

Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County


CRISIS NUMBERS  
 
Abused Persons Crisis Line 240-777-4673
240-777-4800 (FAX)
College Security Germantown Campus
240-567-7777
Rockville Campus
240-567-5111
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus
240-567-1600
Crisis Hot Line (24 hours) 240-777-4000
240-777-4815 (TTY)
Police & Fire 911
Sexual Assault Crisis Line 240-777-4357
Suicide Hot Line 301-738-2255
Supportive Listening Line 301-738-2255
Emergency Housing - Homeless    After hours, contact the Crisis Center
 240-777-4000
CHILD CARE  
 
Child Care Resource and Referral Center  (assists in search for child care)  
Working Parents Assistance Program (subsidies for child care) 240-777-1155
WIC (Women Infants Children) of Maryland
Main: 301.762.9426
Gaithersburg: 301.515.7576
Germantown: 301.515.7576
Langley/Takoma Park: 301.439.7373
Wheaton: 301.933.6680
COMMUNITY SERVICES  
 
Tess Community Service Center
(information and referral, assistance in obtaining public or private benefits, help in filling out forms and applications; screening for service eligibility for vision, dental care, hearing, medical care, rental assistance, etc.)
240-733-8260
HELP FISH Non Profit Community Groups 301-495-4699
Spanish Catholic Center  301-434-3999
301-434-8985
CONSUMER INFORMATION  
 
Consumer Credit Counseling
Free counseling with budgeting (debt management, money management, planning for debt repayment)
800-642-2227
FOOD, CLOTHING ASSISTANCE  
Adventist Community Service (Silver Spring)
(food pantry, clothing, household provisions)
301-585-6556301-585-6556
HIV & SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES  
Whitman Walker Clinic
(variety of medical and mental health services: HIV, AIDS; GLBT, Transgendered)
202.745.7000
Montgomery County Health Department 240-777-1760
Community Clinic, Inc., Planned Parenthood , TAYA
(pregnancy testing, contraception, reproductive health services, STD testing, sliding fee scale)
 
Department of Health and Human Services   (Health Services)


INCOME TAX PREPARATION ASSISTANCE  
Internal Revenue Service 240-613-8976
VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program)
free to Montgomery County residents with low-to-moderate incomes, including persons with disabilities, limited-English proficiency, and older taxpayers
800-906-9887
Or use VITA locator Tool
LANDLORD PROBLEMS  
Montgomery County Landlord Tenant Resources   311
LEGAL AID  
Maryland Legal Aid Bureau 
Legal advice at a reduced cost

Immigration Legal Services Program
of Catholic Charities (payment plans available)
202-772-4352 or 4356
MEDICAL CARE  

Community Clinics (reduced cost medical care)

Silver Spring............(240) 844-2552
Community Clinic, Inc.
Silver Spring, Takoma Park, Gaithersburg
Appointment Line............1 (866) 877-7258
CCACC Pan Asian Volunteer Health Clinic
Gaithersburg...............(240) 599-6858
Community Ministries of Rockville
Mansfield Kaseman Health Clinic

Rockville.............(301) 917-6800
Holy Cross Health Centers
Aspen Hill, Gaithersburg, and
Silver Spring...........(301) 557-1940
Germantown..............(301) 557-2140
Mary’s Center for Maternal and Child Care
Silver Spring...........(240) 485-3160
Mercy Health Clinic
Gaithersburg............(240) 773-0322
Mobile Medical Care (multiple locations)
Appointment Line........(301) 493-2400
Germantown..............(301) 634-9600
Muslim Community Center Medical Clinic
Silver Spring...........(301) 384-2166
Proyecto Salud
Wheaton.................(301) 962-6173
Olney...................(301) 260-1073
Spanish Catholic Center Medical Clinic
Appointment Line........(301) 434-8985
Silver Spring...........(301) 434-3999
The People’s Community Wellness Center
Silver Spring...........(301) 847-1172

 
Under One Roof Medical Clinic
MC Dept. of Health & Human Services
751 Twinbrook Pkwy, Suite 211, Rockville, MD 20851
(if you don't have medical insurance)
For appointment, please call:
240-77-3274
Maryland Children's Health Program
(health insurance coverage for children
& pregnant women)
240-777-3174240-777-3174 or 1632
MARYLAND MENTAL HEALTH, PSYCHIATRIC AND ADDICTIONS SERVICES  
Montgomery County Crisis Center 240-777-4000
 240-777-4815 (TTY)
Mental Health Association Hot Line
Free telephone counseling
(information & referral, assistance with psychiatric shelters)
Mental Health Association Home Page  
301-738-2255

Youth Hotline:
301-738-9697
Montgomery Co. Adult Outpatient Mental Health Multicultural Services:
Vietnamese, Hispanic (sliding fee scale)
240-777-3200 X1770
240-777-3222  
N*Common - Clinical mental health services to low income and uninsured Spanish and French speaking immigrants 301-424-0656
Mental Health Services for Persons who are
Deaf or Hard of Hearing
(sliding fee scale, ASL)
 
301.816.2633
Addiction Services Coordination
(walk-in asssessments for treatment - sliding fee scale)
240-777-1770240-777-1770 (V)
240-777-4806 (FAX)
The Pastoral Counseling and Consultation Centers of Greater Washington
(Mental Health treatment in metro area)
202.670.5065
NUTRITION EDUCATION  
Maryland Cooperative Extension
 
Other Nutrition Services (food stamps, MANNA, etc.)

LOCAL SELF HELP GROUPS  
Active Minds
(aims to remove the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, and create a comfortable environment for an open conversation about mental health issues)
1-800-273-TALK 
 
Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)   202-966-9115
AlAnon/AlAteen/ACOA 202-882-1334
 888-425-2666
Narcotics Anonymous (NA)   800-543-4670
Hospice Caring 
  (free non-medical hospice services & bereavement programs)
301-869-HOPE
TRANSPORTATION  
Montgomery County Transportation Information  Inside county: 311
Disability-Related Transportation Information
More Information
 
Metrobus
(Customer Information)
311
Metro Access (regional Paratransit for persons with disabilities who are not able to use accessible public transportation) 311
Medicaid Transportation (transportation to and from medical appointments, for medical assistance clients) 311
Ride-On
311
MD Driver’s License/Motor Vehicle Administration   800-950-1682
800-492-4572 (TTY)
NATIONAL RESOURCES    
Half of Us-  College student depression  
Jed Foundation - student, parent information on mental health Lifeline 800-273-8255
The Gay and Lesbian National Hotline   1-888-843-4564
National Runaway Switchboard   1-800-786-2929
The Trevor Project - A 24 hr. toll free confidential suicide hotline for gay and questioning youth 1-866-488-7386
National Association of Anorexia Nervosa & Associated Disorders 630.577.1330
John Hopkins Eating Disorder Program   410.614.8791

National Domestic Violence/Child Abuse/Sexual Abuse Hotline

800-799-7233
 800.787.3224 TTY
 
U Life Line  Online resource for college mental health and assessments TEXT “START” to 741-741 or call
800.273.TALK (8255)

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