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Potomac Case Management Services, Inc. (PCMS) works with the most at-risk individuals in our community. Many of these individuals and families are homeless or in danger of homelessness, physically disabled and/or living in poverty. Every day we are asked for items to help fulfill basic needs such as diapers, paper and cleaning products, and hygiene items. Our goal is to maintain a closet that is stocked with these products and we would then have the ability to grace our clients with these types of items as they are needed.

Thank you for considering a donation!

Supply Closet List:
(Travel size products are always welcome for our clients who carry their belongings with them)

Baby diapers (all sizes)
Adult diapers
Wipes
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Feminine hygiene products
Shampoo/conditioner
Toothpaste
Toothbrushes
Deodorant
Body wash/soap
Cleaning products (all types)
Dish detergent
Clothes detergent
School supplies
Home pesticides
Medication organizers
Backpacks

Dropoff location:

324 East Antietam Street, Suite 301
(E.M. Tobias Family Center)
Hagerstown, MD 21740

Dropoff times:

Monday-Friday 8:00-4:30pm

Housing Program

The Housing Program is a Continuum of Care for Adults and Families funded through HUD. This program helps homeless individuals and families in Washington County to secure permanent supported housing.

PCMS manages the program and provides participants of the program with case management services to maintain or improve their living situation, employment, and life skills. The case manager encourages participant to consider taking an active role in mental health and substance treatment services that foster a healthier life style.

For more information, contact us.

Tyrell Wilson

WC Adult Services PM

Shelly Zullinger

WC Adult Services Assistant Director

 

Day Reporting Center

Day Reporting Center (DRC) PCMS case managers work closely with the Day Reporting Center team, Sheriff’s office, and detention center to develop individualized plans for adults who are currently incarcerated and working toward stability, employment, and community support.

Participants of this program meet regularly with a case manager to achieve identified goals that promote their long-term success during and after incarceration.

For more information, contact us.

Family & Integrated Services Program Manager

Shelly Zullinger

WC Adult Services Assistant Director

Family Strong Program

On any given day, approximately 90,000 children and youth in Maryland have a parent under some form of correctional supervision. The Family Strong program focuses on serving the needs of these families through the provision of family strengthening activities, the navigation of academic success, and encouragement of nurturing family relationships. Case managers will work with families to address individual needs and provide opportunities that will ultimately improve the lives of these children, youth, and families.

Helpful Benefits of FSP involvement:

  • Help children with kindergarten readiness
  • Advocate for your child’s heath, educational, and social needs
  • Raise healthy, confident children
  • Develop stronger family supports
  • Create consistency in the home
  • Improve school performance
  • Empower your child, youth, or teenager to succeed in their goals
  • Stay connected as a family

Who is eligible? Youth ages 0-18 (along with their caregivers) with at least one parent currently incarcerated at the Washington County Detention Center (WCDC) or the Washington County Day Reporting Center (WCDRC).

How do I make a referral? (Click Here)

For more information, contact us.

Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program manager Sherry.

Sherry Thomas

WC Child & Family Services Associate Director
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Ashley.

Ashley Whitestone

Frederick County MHCC APM
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Jonathan.

Jonathan Coulter

WC Child & Family Services APM

 

In-Home Behavioral Health Program

In-Home Behavioral Health Program supports parents involved with the Washington County Department of Social Services (DSS) with the goal of improving parenting skills and knowledge which will enable children to remain safely in their homes or be returned to their homes.

Case managers work collaboratively with the DSS case worker to develop a family services plan, then the PCMS case manager works independently to provide services to the family unit. The PCMS case manager provides the DSS case workers with reports that emphasize the successes that are made toward becoming a healthier family unit.

A parenting component is used for those families identified as needing extra parenting skills and support.

For more information, contact us.

Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program manager Sherry.

Sherry Thomas

WC Child & Family Services Associate Director
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Ashley.

Ashley Whitestone

Frederick County MHCC APM
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Jonathan.

Jonathan Coulter

WC Child & Family Services APM

Early Childhood Mental Health Program

Early Childhood Mental Health Program – Children ages 0-5 and their parent or guardian receive in-home services that include evaluation of their development and behavioral needs and determine appropriate referrals for further professional evaluation and follow up.

The Family Services Case Manager provides non-judgmental coaching and mentoring to establish boundaries and structure for the child.  Age appropriate activities and parenting skills are modeled to the parent and then monitored by the case manager for progress.

For more information, contact us.

Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program manager Sherry.

Sherry Thomas

WC Child & Family Services Associate Director
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Ashley.

Ashley Whitestone

Frederick County MHCC APM
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Jonathan.

Jonathan Coulter

WC Child & Family Services APM

Parenting and Family Resources

The parent and family training program offered by Potomac Case Management is a fee based teaching series assisting parents in our community to improve their parenting and communication skills. We offer sessions that address parenting skill development for parents who have children from birth- young adulthood. Our facilitator provides classes for families, groups, and educators and has worked with Washington County Public Schools, Head Start of Washington County, Grace Academy, and the Department of Social Services Kinship Navigators.

Love and Logic®

Trusted for over 30 years, Love and Logic is a philosophy founded in 1977 by Jim Fay and Foster W. Cline, M.D. It is the approach of choice among leading educators, parents, and other professionals worldwide.

Love and Logic® provides simple solutions and practical techniques to help parents with kids of all ages:

  • Raise responsible kids
  • Have more fun in their role
  • Easily and immediately (first use) change their children’s behavior

These parenting programs are designed to give you practical skills that can be used immediately!

learn more.

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent®

A seven module parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute.

Answers to:

  • How do I get them out of bed in time to catch the school bus?
  • How can I stop my children from bickering and fighting?
  • How do I get my children to help with the chores without an argument?
  • Is there a way to discipline my toddler in public without creating a scene?
  • How can I get my teenage daughter to come home at the agreed-upon time?
  • How do I get him to stop spitting his peas and whining at dinner?
  • And many other day-to-day parenting challenges…

Love and Logic Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun!™

A five module parenting program designed by the Love and Logic Institute.

Solutions to:

  • How to handle disruptions during meal times.
  • How to get children to stay in their own bed.
  • How to end temper tantrums.
  • How to discipline your toddler in public without creating a scene.
  • How to get children up and about in the mornings.
  • How to stop your children’s whining and bickering.
  • And many other day-to-day parenting challenges…

Active Parenting Now and Active Parenting Teens

A six session parenting program designed by Active Parenting Publishers. Dr. Michael Popkin founder and president of the organization is one of the foremost experts on parent education, shows you how to develop courage, responsibility and character in your children. He also explains positive discipline and communication techniques that help families run more smoothly. Millions of parents have used this “active” approach to raise courageous, cooperative children.

Topics covered in this curriculum:

  • How to build courage and character in your children.
  • Effective, nonviolent discipline skills.
  • Why children misbehave and how to redirect them.
  • Three styles of parenting…and why only one of them works.
  • How to deal with issues such as drugs, sexuality and violence.
  • Natural and Logical Consequences.
  • Coping with Bullies
  • Problem-solving in groups.
  • How to hold family meetings.

David Rodriguez

Operations Director

Learn more at activeparenting.com

Potomac Case Management accepts referrals from parents, primary care physicians, mental health providers, Washington county schools, head start programs, the department of social services, licensed day care providers and community partners.
For more information, contact us.

Targeted Case Management

Targeted Case Management Services

The Adult Program provides case management to individuals with a mental health diagnosis. The goal of this program is to assist individuals through advocacy, education, connection with community resources and compliance with mental health care to optimize their quality of daily living.

Case managers work closely with the individual and his/her mental health treatment team to provide a support system that enables the individual to work toward a life of recovery with mental illness.  Assisting with transportation to mental health appointments and working on entitlements/benefits that are necessary to improve their daily living are often essential.

For more information, contact us.

Shelly Zullinger

WC Adult Services Assistant Director

Damian Myers

WC Adult Services PM

Paul Oakes LCPC

Clinical Director

 

Journey Life Care Program

Journey Life Care is a health and human services care management program that is comprised of professionals whom serve as navigators. The professional geriatric care management services are a holistic, client-centered approach to caring for aging adults or disabled persons.

The goal is to improve the client’s quality of life and reduce family stress through providing an individualized care plan, which changes as the needs of the client change and/or with ongoing evaluation of the care manager.

For more information, contact us.

Jodi Ramsey

Administrative Associate

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination Program

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination Program (MHCC) supports children and youth between the ages of birth through eighteen. MHCC can be provided in the school and at home to incorporate a “team support system” for the youth.

While the behavioral and mental health issues are of prime importance, the care coordinator works to assist the family unit with daily living situations that may impede the youth’s ability to achieve their goals. This may include applying for benefits and transportation to community appointments.

High intensity services are available for children and youth who have had hospitalizations or out-of-home placements.

For more information, contact us.

Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program manager Sherry.

Sherry Thomas

WC Child & Family Services Associate Director
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Ashley.

Ashley Whitestone

Frederick County MHCC APM
Portrait of Child and Adolescent Mental Health Care Coordination program coordinator Jonathan.

Jonathan Coulter

WC Child & Family Services APM