TERP FOR A DAY

TOUR OF UMD CAMPUS IGNITES PROTÉGÉS’ INTEREST AND ASPIRATIONS
Thursday, August 16, 2018

Getting into college can be a challenge but we believe that anyone who works for it should be able to attend. But if a young person doesn’t know anything about college, like what classes are offered, the cost, what dorms are like, or even that attendance is a possibility, how are they supposed to set their sights on college and work to become ready? (FULL STORY SHEET) Continue reading “TERP FOR A DAY” »

PROM AT THE Y

LOCAL “MOMS” PARTY TO CELEBRATE SOCIAL SERVICE AND RAISE HOPE
Thursday, August 16, 2018

On March 9, 2018 over 200 women boogied the night away at the Silver Spring Civic Center to the top hits of the 80’s. They celebrated YMCA Youth & Family Services (YMCA-YFS) first ever Mom Prom fundraiser. Though Mom Proms have been done by other charitable organizations around the country, this particular one was unique. The combination of attendees was both ticket purchasing supporters as well as clients who have directly benefited from our services and whose entrance fee was covered by generous donors. The event gave an opportunity for Y advocates, community members, volunteers, staff, and clients to come together and celebrate the work that YMCA-YFS has done in the community for over 40 years. (FULL STORY SHEET) Continue reading “PROM AT THE Y” »

Our Holiday Tradition

The holiday season is full of love and joy and kindness. Our favorite T.V. shows portray families and friends coming together and feasting on tasty treats while enjoying one another’s company. However, for some young people, the holidays are a time of stress and concern. The idealized depictions of family norms are not representative of their reality. In December, the Youth Links mentoring program brightened the holiday spirit for their youth mentees. (Full Story Sheet)

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Inter-agency Family Preservation Services

Inter-agency Family Preservation Services provides services in the home by empowering families to improve the well-being of children and build on the strengths of the family. Care Coordination: Case Workers working with a small caseload help families identify needs, connect them to community resources (tutoring, educational assistance, Child Behavior Specialist, FINISH), […]

Family Support & Preservation

The Y helps young people and their families improve their well-being. As a supportive team, we work with families to create plans that make relationships stronger and young people more resilient. The Y is well positioned to treat children, youth, and families from all backgrounds. Our staff provides an array of […]