Community Events IN JUNE:
RESPITE CARE PROGRAMS IN HOWARD COUNTY UNDERSTANDING THE OPTIONS
Date: Wednesday evening, June 12, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Place: 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive, Columbia, MD 21046
Respite care is a supportive service providing short-term, temporary relief to a caregiver of a child or adult with a disability or chronic health care need.
LOW INTENSITY SUPPORT SERVICES WORKSHOP
LISS APPLICATIONS ARE NO W BEING ACCEPTED FOR FY 2020!
At this workshop, learn about:
• LISS-eligible items and services
• LISS funding caps
• Eligibility criteria
• The application process and deadlines
• The random selection process and what to expect
Participate in a Q & A session – bring your questions!
Attendees have the option to submit their completed LISS
applications* on-site to Penn-Mar, Howard County’s LISS Provider
Presenter: Nadia Leon, LISS Community Coordinator, Penn-Mar Human Services
Date: Tuesday, June 18, 2019
Time: 10:00 am to 12 noon
Place: George Howard Building** Columbia/Ellicott Meeting Rooms
3430 Court House Drive, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Registration: Attendance is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. To
register, please RSVP by June 14th (include name and contact information) to Erica
Lewis at email@example.com or at 410-313-6402 (voice/relay). Requests
for accommodations must be received at least seven days prior to the event.
*The LISS random selection application requires basic identifying and contact information, along with the applicant’s
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You can still donate to NAMI Walks Howard County!
Donate at: https://www.namiwalks.org/Maryland. NAMIWalks is the nation’s largest and most successful mental health awareness and fundraising event. Funds raised enable us to provide our education, advocacy and support programs free of charge.
(Don’t forget to choose Howard County when asked to enter an Affiliate!)
The Howard County Local Health Improvement Coalition (HCLHIC) is working to increase participation in evidence-based mental health and suicide prevention education and stigma reduction programs by 20% in order to reduce emergency department visits related to mental health conditions and decrease suicide rates in Howard County. HCLHIC partner organizations including: Howard County General Hospital, Grassroots Crisis Intervention, Humanim and the Mental Health Association of Maryland are collaborating to make these programs accessible to the community.
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Police expand voluntary “flagging” program for calls to 911
Howard County police are expanding a program in which residents can voluntarily “flag” their address in the 911 system to make police aware of a family member with a disability. The program began through a partnership with autism advocates in 2012, but has expanded to include other information residents believe would be relevant to a police response, if 911 is ever called.
- Intellectual, developmental or degenerative disabilities
- Physical disabilities
- Mental health diagnoses
- Other behavior that may affect police response