Welcome to the August edition of the HOC Newsletter. We are getting back to school started a little early this year with a variety of new educational opportunities and resources for the whole family. This month's calendar features technical trainings, financial workshops, important community outreach information and much more. 

| HOC Programs & Events |


FSS Program Information Sessions

The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a career development program designed specifically to help you and your family grow and achieve. Let one of our team leaders show you the benefits of joining the FSS program.

English | Spanish

Event Dates:

Tuesday August 9th | 2pm

Tuesday August 23rd | 2pm


Financial Literacy Workshops

Join HOC's financial literacy program and take charge of your financial future with our virtual coaching sessions.

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Event Dates:

Tuesday August 9th  | 6pm

Tuesday August 23rd  | 6pm


Learn How to Build a Website

Create a responsive website in our new virtual course.

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Event Date:

Monday August 15th| 11am


Fatherhood Initiative Program Information Sessions

The Fatherhood Initiative Program is designed to help men find a career that matches their talents and skills in a supportive dad-focused environment. Attend an information session to learn what this program can do for you.

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Event Dates:

Monday August 15th| 3pm

Tuesday August 16th| 3pm

Wednesday August 17th| 3pm

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Housing Fundamentals Workshop

This workshop combines strategies and resources to help you successfully maintain your housing and learn important tips from veteran housing professionals.

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Event Dates:

Wednesday August 18th | 6pm

Thursday August 19th | 10am


County Resources and You!

This is an opportunity to discover new and upcoming resources available in Montgomery County and at HOC.

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Event Date:

Tuesday August 23rd | 6pm

Thursday August 25th | 10am


Borrowing Basics

This workshop is created to help you make smart financial choices with the assistance of professionals from PNC Bank.

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Event Dates:

Tuesday August 23rd | 6pm

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Career Coaching Workshop

Join the workforce development program from A Wider Circle and unlock your career potential.

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Workforce Development Program

New career opportunities are available here for current HOC customers. 

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Human Resources Coordinator - Montgomery County Fire and Rescue 

Provides administrative support to the (MCFRS) Human Resources Division located at the Public Safety Headquarters in Gaithersburg, Maryland. This division is responsible for all human resource and labor relation functions for approximately 2200 employees.

Interfaith Works

Join this team in their mission to provide vital services and pathways to greater stability for everyone in the community.

Cornerstone Montgomery

Cornerstone Montgomery is seeking qualified candidates to empower people living with mental health and co-occurring substance use disorders to live, work, and integrate successfully within the community.  


Jubilee Association of Maryland provides opportunities and support for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in and enrich their community while fulfilling their personal, family, social, and spiritual needs.

CHI Centers, Inc

CHI, Inc. offers a variety of supports and services for individuals with different disabilities to live, work and engage with the community around them.

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MCPS Back To School Fair

All MCPS students and their families are invited to kick off the new school year while enjoying family-friendly activities, entertainment, a free COVID-19 vaccination clinic and more.

Saturday, August 27th | 10:00 am

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Free and Reduced Price Meals

Families may apply for meal benefits by completing an Application for Free and Reduced Price Meals for the current school year. Beginning school year 2022-2023, students who qualify for reduced price meals will not be charged that cost meaning that reduced price students will eat for free.  << Click here to apply >>

Single Parent Virtual Conference 

In this one-day virtual seminar, you can get the help you need to succeed and talk with other single parents facing similar challenges. 

Pantry Donation Pick Up Events

Emmanuel Brinklow Seventh Day Adventist Church is hosting a first-come, first-serve food and diaper distribution. Registration is required to attend this event.

Register for your pick-up by calling: 301-774-0400.

Pre-K and Head Start Registration

MCPS has launched an online registration process to support families who wish to apply for prekindergarten & Head Start programs.

Montgomery Connects

County residents ages 7 and up are eligible to receive a free computer. Appointments are required to attend this event.

Community Advocacy Institute

This training program will teach you basic advocacy skills and provide opportunities to advocate for important issues in your community. 

Citizenship Assistance

The CASA Center for Citizenship is offering scholarships to pay for USCIS application fees.  |Para Más Información|

Affordable Connectivity Program 

Provides eligible households $30 per month off their internet bills. ACP eligible households can also receive a one-time discount of up to $100 to purchase a laptop, desktop computer, or tablet from participating providers. 

Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training 

Join CareerCatchers, 3-week, virtual, Intermediate Microsoft Excel Training starting on August 16th and ending on August 30th, 2022. The weekly sessions will be held on Zoom and are 1 hour each, from 10:30am – 11:30am.