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).

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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