The YMCA of Metropolitan Washington's Mentoring and Counseling programs offer therapeutic and supportive services to children and families. These programs provide assistance to our community's most vulnerable members by providing valuable resources and impactful partnerships.
The Y provides mentoring matches through YMCA Youth & Family Services
in Montgomery County, MD. The program collaborates with Montgomery County Public Schools, the Department of Health & Human Services, the Department of Juvenile Services, and the Circuit Court of Montgomery County to match court-involved youth with adult mentors.
Our goal is to establish a caring, trusted, and committed relationship with participants. Our mentors provide support, friendship, counsel and reinforcement. They serve as positive role models to young people in need.
Mentors help our youth cope with life circumstances and develop life-skills needed to make positive choices by providing guidance, encouragement, and a listening ear.
For more information or to become a mentor,
call Ottoniel Perez at (301) 587-5700 x2574 or email
We also provide counseling for individuals, families, and groups through YMCA Youth & Family Services
in Montgomery County, MD. Our master's level counselors help build on existing strengths while teaching new ways to cope with challenges, which may include marital or child-parent conflicts, anxiety, and depression.
Therapeutic groups are also offered according to community and school needs, such as:
- Anger Management
- Loss and Grief
- Parenting Support
- Social Skills
With effective counseling, clients can overcome their problems and develop skills for improving all their relationships.
For more information and counseling referrals
(English and Spanish), call Barbara Pulgar at (301) 593-1160 or email