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Counseling Services

Offers professional outpatient therapy for individuals, couples, children and adolescents, families, and groups without regard to ability to pay. Counseling Services also acts a training practicum for Master’s and Doctorate level counseling, psychology, and social work students in their advance year(s) of graduate level work.

Child Care Choices

Provides parents with the ability to search for child care, find resources for a child with social, emotional or behavioral issues, explore after-school activities and programs, training and continuing education opportunities for professionals, grants to aid in costs for child care professionals, and the Child Care Choices’ Corporate Referral Service.

Building Strong Families

Provides families with tools and support to build a strong foundation for a healthy future by supplying direct support, education and resources to parents and caregivers, and a safe and neutral location for non-custodial parents to spend time with their children.  

Empowering Youth

Provides youth with knowledge about bullying, child abuse, drug abuse, smoking, healthy eating habits, and Internet safety in a fun, interactive and challenging way. Empowering Youth also provides training and technical assistance to several after school programs in Frederick County, and offers practical information to parents and caregivers through a series of educational courses.

Court Appointed Special Advocates

Is part of a national program to ensure that abused and neglected children have a voice in the court system.  Trained volunteers advocate for the best interest of children.

Frederick County Hotline

Provides information and referrals, support, and crisis intervention 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Trained and caring staff and volunteers handle more than 21,000 calls to Hotline each year.  

Public Education and Advocacy

Provides the annual Guide to Mental Health and Community Support Services referral source, on-site speaker service, Mental Health First Aid training, Legislative Breakfast, and ongoing community education.

Consumer Rights Policy and Grievance Procedures

Need Help?
Call 2-1-1
In Crisis?
301.662.2255 (local)
800.422.0009 (statewide)
Services available in over 150 languages

Walk-In Behavioral Health Services

Experiencing an emotional, mental, family or relationship crisis? Suicidal thoughts? Anxiety, grief or depression? Help is here.

Walk-In Behavioral Health Services is a free service where a Crisis Specialst will meet with you to help resolve a current crisis or concern and assist with connections to ongoing support. Available to adults, youth and children (under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a guardian).

Location: 226 South Jefferson Street
Hours: Monday - Friday 12pm - 8pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 4pm  
For more information dial: 2-1-1 or 1-866-411-6803

Make A Gift

Your support enables us to provide suicide/crisis intervention, professional therapy services on a sliding scale basis, trained advocates for children in the foster care system, and child abuse prevention programs that strengthen and empower Frederick’s children and families.
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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.