Strengthening Families

This is a nationally recognized program designed to increase effective parenting skills; assist youth to develop healthy life skills, and prevent substance abuse. The Collaboration Council is supporting trainings for trainers as well as trainings for families. For more information, please email Hope Hill, Director of Children With Intensive Needs, at hope.hill@collaborationcouncil.org.

Under 21 Mini-grants

With funding from the Montgomery Department of Health and Human Services, these mini-grants help community-based organizations deliver activities to prevent the illegal use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, over-the-county, prescription and/or other drugs among middle and high school youth and those under age 21.

  • The Collaboration Council announces the availability of mini-grant funding to help community-based organizations deliver activities to youth under age 21 that will help prevent their illegal use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, over-the-counter, prescription and/or other drugs. Grants can range from $500 to $1,000 and community groups applying must contribute matching funds of at least 30% of the amount requested. Applications are due October 31. This is part of the Collaboration Council led Many Voices for Smart Choices—Montgomery County Alliance to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse. Funding comes from the Montgomery County government.