The City of Frederick and the Frederick Police Department Launch Crisis Car Response Team in Collaboration with Community Partners
Community announces the launch of a mental health co-responder pilot program that will commence on July 1, 2021. The Crisis Car will pair a non-uniformed Frederick Police officer with a civilian mental health professional and an EMT/paramedic from Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services.
The Thomas Bloom Raskin Act (SB719 and HB812), which the General Assembly approved this year, will use the state’s existing 211 mental health crisis agency to establish periodic check-ins and connections to mental health resources for people who opt in.
To showcase how art can be therapeutic, the MHA recently partnered with the Frederick County Public Schools Academy for the Fine Arts (AFA) for a spring project. Students in the academy were tasked with creating artwork or videos focused on the theme of “from darkness to light.”
211 Day — Feb. 11 — recognizes the call center workers who are available around-the-clock for anyone experiencing a crisis or in need of someone to talk to, and help connect people to the services they need.
Frederick County Executive and MHA Child Care Choices Program Announce Assistance Grants for Child Care Providers Countywide
County Executive Jan Gardner announced that the county will administer up to $2 million in grants to help child care centers and providers countywide pay for expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Josyane Kengni, CRNP, PMH Named New Medical Director of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County
The Mental Health Association of Frederick County, Maryland is pleased to welcome Josyane Kengni, CRNP, PMH as new MHA Medical Director.
The Mental Health Association of Frederick County (MHA) recently celebrated 4 young people and their families as they graduated from the Healthy Families Program.
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