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Children with intensive needs include those children who have severe emotional, behavioral and/or developmental disabilities.  They require a level of intensive services that can only come from cross-agency collaboration in service planning and delivery, funding and oversight.  With our partners, we work to direct parents to the most appropriate services; lead efforts to bring fragmented resources together on both the family and program levels; and build effective, community-based programs—all contributing to our local system of care. . Advisor: Hope M. Hill, Ph.D., Montgomery County Collaboration Council
Pathway to Services
A specialized access point that provides information on services and supports for children and their caregivers. (301)354-4910
Local Care Team
This interagency team of public child-serving agencies along with a family representative come together once a week to problem solve how to best use local resources to keep the family intact, and to increase both adult and child/youth family members’ functioning. (301)354-4910
Montgomery County Youth Crisis Hotline
Confidential and anonymous support by trained counselors, 24-hours. (301)738-9697
Core Service Agency
Local mental health authority, responsible for the planning, management and monitoring of Public Mental Health Services. (240)777-1400
Montgomery County Mental Health Access Team
Information and referral about outpatient mental health providers for residents who have Maryland Medical Assistance or no insurance. (240) 777-1770, (240)777-1236 (TTY)
Montgomery County 24 Hour Crisis Center
The Crisis Center provides crisis services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year.  Walk-in 1301 Piccard Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 (240)777-4000
Public Schools Ask MCPS
(301) 309-MCPS (6277) Hispanic Hotline, 301-230-3073; Chinese, 301-230-5428; French, 301-230-5429; Korean, 301-230-5430; Swahili, 301-230-5429; and Vietnamese, 301-230-5432 Gang Prevention Task Force (240)-773-GANG
Children And Youth With Special Health Care Needs Resource Locator
Maryland’s DHMH resource database for children and youth with special health care needs.

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Useful Information for Parents and Caregivers of Children with Intensive Needs

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  • Children with Intensive Needs  (CWIN) Referral form  Children and families must reside in Montgomery County to be eligible for services.  Forma en español
  • NAMI/Montgomery County Provides education, advocacy and support services to persons with mental illness and their families and caregivers. (301)949-5852
  • Linkages to Learning (240)777-1731 The program provides accessible services to at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home, and community.
  • Federation of Families (301) 681-8929 A family-run organization dedicated to helping family members who have children or youth with emotional, behavioral, or mental health challenge
  • Autism Waiver Service coordination to children diagnosed with severe autism. (240) 777-1216
  • HHS Disability Services Supports individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. (240)777-4625
  • Children in Need of Supervision (CINS) A voluntary mental health program for children who needs guidance, treatment, or rehabilitation. (301)610-8515
  Children and families must reside in Montgomery County in order to receive services from the Pathway to Services Office

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Presented here are articles of interest and information on local, statewide and national initiatives on programming for Children With Intensive Needs

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