The YMCA Mentoring Program provides mentoring matches through the Youth & Family Services branch 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
The goal of the program is to establish a caring, trusted, and committed relationship to participants. Our mentors provide support, friendship, counsel, reinforcement, and serve as positive role models to the young people.
Mentors help the young people cope with their life circumstances and develop the 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.
The YMCA provides counseling for individuals, families, and groups through the Youth & Family Services branch in Montgomery County, MD. Our master's level counselors help build on existing strengths while teaching new ways to cope with today's 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
For more information and counseling referrals (English and Spanish), call Barbara Pulgar at (301) 593-1160 or email.