Linkages to Learning 



 Linkages to Learning:  

A Collaborative School-based Partnership among the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, Montgomery County Public Schools, Public and Private Agencies, Families and Communities 


Our Mission  

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 emotional issues that may interfere with the academic success of a child.    


Desired Outcomes  

Success for Every Student 

Health for Students and Families 

Self-Sufficient Students and Families   

School Services Offered in the School  


Mental Health Services:      
  • Mental health assessment
  • Individual/group counseling for children, parents and families
  • Psycho-educational/skills/counseling groups for students
  • Consultation with school staff and other agencies 
Social Services:     
  • Assistance obtaining school supplies, food, clothing, furniture, etc.
  • Facilitating information/linkages to legal, immigration, medical, dental, employment and other services.
  • Assistance accessing day care and recreational program such as sports and summer camps
Parent Support Groups/Workshops    
  • Educational opportunities for parents at conferences, workshops, trainings and parent meetings. 
  • Orientation about child development, children educational development, navigating the school system, health prevention, school and community resources. 
  • Special after school programs such as sports and summer camps.
  • Assistance with locating tutoring and or/mentoring services for students.



Gabriela Verduguez – Family Case Manager                        (240) 740-0302

Meaghan Auchincloss – Family and Child School Therapist                (240) 740-0301

Madeleine Melgar – Community School Coordinator    (240) 740 -0301