> Making Services Better
Like the families we support in Montgomery County, the organizations we work with are always evolving and adapting to change.
Part of our purpose is to help these groups become stronger and more sustainable to better meet the needs of the children and families in Montgomery County, Maryland.
The Montgomery County Collaboration Council for Children, Youth and Families engages in capacity building for the 60 public and private organizations it supports by:
infoMONTGOMERY.org is the online directory of Montgomery County, MD community services for children, teens, families, adults and seniors. By providing this database service, the Collaboration Council acts as a connector among 340 agencies, offering 850 programs, and the people who need them.
Our overview of these agencies and what they provide gives the Collaboration Council insights about what services are offered, and how they are being delivered. This information is vital as we look at gaps in service, and let organizations know where duplications in service might be occurring.
What do people need in Montgomery County? Looking at the keyword searches from infoMONTGOMERY gives us a good idea. Among frequently searched topics:
We also track, by demographic group, what key services are sought:
- Parenting programs
- Services for older adults
- After-school activities
- Mental health services
This information can guide future decision-making about priorities for Montgomery County’s residents.
Creating Public Awareness
In many ways, the Collaboration Council is the central point of knowledge about Montgomery County’s needs and how those needs are being met. Between our contact with service providers and our statistics about the impact various programs have, we act as a repository of information that decision makers need.
|Young Children Ready for School|
|Success for Every Student|
|Young People Prepared for the Workplace|
|Young People Making Smart Choices|
|Stable and Economically Secure Families|
|Children Safe in their Home, School and Community|
|Communities That Support Family Life|
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