Linkages to Learning @ Shriver ES


Linkages to Learning

Linkages to Learning is a school-based collaboration among Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), and private sector health and human service agencies in Montgomery County, Maryland. The program is designed to enable at-risk children and their families to improve adjustment to and performance in school, home and in the community. Parents work as partners with program staff to develop solutions to various challenges confronting their children. 



Jocelyne Videz, Community School Coordinator


Monica Baires, Family Case Manager






Ms. Haily S. Gonski, Child & Family Therapist 

Chloe Levin, Child & Family Therapist

Linkages to Learning Referral Form

English Form - please click here to upload

Ver el Folleto Completo AQUI
See English Pamphlet HERE


To improve the well-being of children and their families through a collaborative delivery of school-based services that address the social, economic, health, and academic success of a child.

Linkages Staff

  • Diana Barney, Director
  • Cheryl Mitchel-Jones, Team Supervisor
  • Haily Gonski, Child & Family Therapist
  • Chloe Levin, Child & Family Therapist
  • Monica Baires, Family Case Manager
  • Jocelyne Videz, Community School Coordinator

Fax # 301.929.2919

Linkages to Learning Services

Mental Health Services
• Mental health assessment
• Individual child and family therapy
• Prevention and therapy groups
• Therapeutic recreation 
Social Services and Case Management
• Family needs assessment
• Assistance obtaining clothes, furniture, food, housing, etc.
• Assistance with legal, employment, and immigration issues. 
• Crisis intervention (utilities cut-off, evictions, domestic violence, etc.) 
• Assistance accessing daycare, summer, and recreational programs. 
• Assistance with school supplies 
Educational Support Service
• Workshops and Classes for parents (Wellness, Nutrition, etc.)
• ESOL classes
• Parent Educational Group/Women's group 
• Community Exchange Network (Backpacks, Food and Holiday assistance)
• After school programs (Homework club, Social Skills, etc.)
• Acculturation groups 


 SMART & KIND Food Program

Kind Sacks (the Kids in Need Distributors) is a nonprofit organization that fights hunger in Montgomery County by providing food. We will be rolling out the KIND program starting in September 2016. The first delivery will be on September 15th. It will be only for the children who participated in the program last year.  Inside the bags, there is a hygiene kit.

Smart Sacks is a program that gives a sack full of food to elementary school children who would benefit from extra food for the weekend when there is no school lunch or breakfast.  The first delivery will be on September 22nd.

Inside the bag, there is permission slip. The students will have a week to turn in the permission slip. If the permission slip is not turned in students will be removed from the program, which will allow other students to participate in this program.


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