Collaboration Council Newsletter July

Bridges to the Future community gathering. 

Do you know a young person, 16-21 years old who is facing mental health challenges in their transition to adulthood?
On July 22
nd , we are providing an opportunity for young adults to get information about Bridges to the Future, a new initiative that provides transitional support for school, work, independent living skills, and social connections.

Join us on Sunday, July 22, 2018 from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at Bohrer Park. Located at Summit Hall Farm Pond Pavilion 506 S. Frederick Avenue Gaithersburg, MD 20877.

Enjoy good food, music, swimming, the waterpark, and miniature golf while making new friends and learning about mental health supports.
To register: contact Robyn Horsey at 240-706-5491 or

Bridges to the Future assists youth with challenges by bridging the gap from youth to young adulthood and independence. Bridges coordinates services and supports, assists in building social connections, helps to access mental health care, links to peer supports, and connects to education, training, and work. 


We have a new promotional video for infoMontgomery! Click here to see it! Please feel free to share the video with your contact lists, as we continue to make strides in serving our community together. is a collaborative effort of public and private agencies to provide detailed information about health, education and human service resources throughout Montgomery County, MD. It is the goal of to link individuals and families with services that can help. Whether you are a service provider, parent, youth, senior citizen or individual seeking services for yourself or a loved one, our goal is to link you with the services that can help. We hope you find what you are looking for and thank you for visiting Check out our resource guides to find a list of services and relevant community information.

Community of Practice

The Youth Development Community of Practice continues to offer a number of professional development opportunities for youth development practitioners in Montgomery County. In June, two workshops were presented from the Youth Program Quality Assessment (YPQA) curriculum: Reframing Conflict and Youth Voice.  We closed the month of June with Advancing Youth Development (AYD), the core 4 day 30-hour training in the Youth Development Community of Practice. 20 participants successfully engaged in the course and received certificates of completion. Click here for more exciting information about our upcoming July workshops.