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Mental Health Association of Frederick County
226 South Jefferson Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-663-0011
Fax: 301-695-4747

From the East on I-70:

At exit 53B, merge onto US-40 W via toward US-15 N/Gettysburg. Take the first exit onto Jefferson St., turning right at the top of the ramp.In approximately 3/10 mile, there is a stop light at Catoctin Avenue.Turn right into the driveway immediately after this second traffic light.MHA is a tan building on the corner of Catoctin Avenue and Jefferson St.You may park anywhere in the lot.

From the West on I-70:

Take the US-15 N exit, EXIT 52B, toward Gettysburg. Merge onto US-340 E. US-340 E becomes S Jefferson St. After crossing over I-270, go to the second traffic light, at Catoctin Avenue.Turn right into the driveway immediately  after this second traffic light. MHA is a tan building on the corner of Catoctin Avenue and Jefferson St. You may park anywhere in the lot.

From Downtown Frederick:

From Center Square, follow West Patrick Street for approximately 1 mile. At the light at West Patrick and Jefferson Streets, veer left onto Jefferson Street. MHA is a tan building located at the end of the third block on the left. Turn left into the parking lot; you may park anywhere.

From the North:

From Route 15, take the US-15 S/US-340 W exit toward Leesburg/Charles Town. Turn left at the top of the ramp onto Jefferson Street. The second stop light is Catoctin Avenue. Turn right into the driveway immediately after this second traffic light. MHA is a tan building on the corner of Catoctin Avenue and Jefferson St. You may park anywhere in the lot. 

For Information/Referrals or in Crisis:

Call 2-1-1
301-662-2255 (Local)
866-411-6803 (Statewide)
*Available in 150 languages

For Counseling Services Appointments

Phone: 301-663-6135
Fax: 301-695-4747

Child Care Choices Offices

Frederick County Office
226 South Jefferson Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Phone: 301-662-4549 (Local)
Fax: 301-695-4826

Carroll County Office
255 Clifton Blvd, Suite 319
Westminster, MD 21157
Phone: 410-751-2917 (Local)

Contact Staff

Shannon Aleshire, Chief Executive Officer

Janet Garrett, Chief Financial Officer 

Amy Thompson, Director of Human Resources and Administration

Niki Thrash, Director of Development and Marketing

Suzi Borg, Program Director, Community Support Services
301-663-0011 ext. 122

Anne Soule, Program Director, Family Support Services

Ellie Bentz, Clinical Director, Counseling Services
301-663-0011 ext. 133

Patty Morison, Program Director, Child Care Choices
301.663.0011 x111

Christie Berkey, Training and Technical Support Specialist x112
Nancy Barry, Technical Assistance Specialist Carroll County 410-751-2917
Alyssa Castellano, Therapist x 202
Cathie Deadrick, CASA Case Supervisor x162
Sharron DeAngelo, Resource Specialist x140
Doris Delsalto, Family Support Worker, x156
Jackie Dieterich, Family Support Worker, HFF, x129
Laura Drgos, Carroll County Coordinator 410-751-2917
Jeanette Eng,  Early Childhood Mental Health Specialist x 239
Terry Falkenburg, Early Childhood Specialist x159
Jennifer Fuss, CASA Program Coordinator x118
Chris Gallagher, Family Support Worker x175
Starling Hathcock, Visitation Supervisor x166
Virginia Horner, Office Manager x 150
Patrice Kefauver, Call Specialist x124
Christy Kehlbeck, CASA Case Supervisor x160
Sarah Martin, PERKS Consultant x117
Peg Marose, CASA Case Supervisor x126
Caroline Mazzocchi
, Senior Call Specialist x121
Barbara May, Family Services Program Manager x138
Larissa Metzger
, Health Families Frederick x158
Linda Myers, Telephone Reassurance & Hotline Training Program Coordinator x120
Tonya Offord, Family Assessment Worker, HFF, x130
Heidi Ricci, Perks Consultant Carroll County 410-751-2917
Robyn Sheppard, Healthy Families Supervisor x128
Michelle Scott
, Counseling Services Administrative Assistant x255
Myra Spencer, PIMS Manager/Quality Assurance Specialist x164
Alaina Strasburg, Accounting Assistant x143
Corey Wilt, Voices for Children Carroll County, 410-840-2495
Mimi Zee, Systems Navigation, x 258

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