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Building Strong Families


Today’s parents are faced with the challenge of raising children in an increasingly complicated world. We offer a number of programs that promote positive parenting and support parents with this difficult, yet rewarding, task. The Mental Health Association of Frederick County strives to promote a satisfying, productive and fulfilling life for all the families we serve.  

Parent Education

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County’s parent education programs are designed to encourage positive parenting, build family strengths, and teach about subject matter that families and youth face today.

Family Support Services

A Family Resource Counselor, also called Systems Navigator, provides direct support, education and resources to parents and caregivers in order to address child and family needs and to build family strengths.

Child Visitation and Transfer Services

The Supervised Visitation and Monitored Transfer Program provides a safe and neutral location for non-custodial parents to spend time with their children. Exchanges and visits are fully supervised by trained staff, and positive parent/child interaction is encouraged.

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In Crisis?
301.662.2255 (local)
800.422.0009 (statewide)
Services available in over 150 languages

Empowering Youth

The Mental Health Association is committed to educating and supporting youth in their daily lives, emphasizing healthy decision-making and child safety.
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Become a Volunteer

Find a volunteer opportunity that best suits your skills, availability, and expectations can make all the difference to you and to your community.

Upcoming Events

The Mental Health Association provides a variety of programs that educate parents on topics that are important to their family’s well-being.
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Counseling Services

Is one of the few professional therapy centers in Frederick County that offer care on a sliding fee basis.  Click here for more information.