Wraparound

A county-wide program that works intensively with families and their “at-risk” adolescents in their own homes and the community. The program facilitates meetings to allow families to develop their own plan for the stability, safety Read more…

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

Suicide is Preventable

Being a teenager is hard.  For some young people and their parents, getting through the teenage years can seem almost impossible. Imagine how much easier it would be if you had someone available to help you 24/7. *Anna was desperate for help after her daughter Lucy repeatedly cut herself, attempted suicide, and underwent numerous psychiatric hospitalizations.  (Full Story Sheet) Continue reading “Suicide is Preventable” »

By Carson Henry, ago
Y Stories

DONOVAN’S PLAN

CARE AND TEAMWORK FOR A YOUNG MAN’S FUTURE wrap Donovan was referred to YMCA Youth & Family Services (YMCA-YFS) following a series of school suspensions and multiple behavioral concerns. Though bright, Donovan’s grades were suffering due to his negative behaviors and interactions with peers and teachers. Thanks to Montgomery County’s Collaboration Council, YMCA-YFS was able to assist Donovan and his family though the Wraparound program. Y staff helped facilitate communication between Donovan’s family members and his school to figure out a plan for the best way to improve his grades and decrease/eliminate school suspensions and the number of times he was asked to leave class due to his behaviors. Continue reading “DONOVAN’S PLAN” »

By Carson Henry, ago

Youth & Family Services’ Staff

Patti Bryce – Director of Community Programs   Andrea Zawatsky, LCSW-– Director of the YMCA YFS Montgomery County Wraparound program   Kimberly Nimmons, LCPC – Director of Regional Youth Services/CORE Counseling   Elena dos Reis – Asst. Director Read more…

By Carson Henry, ago