Montgomery Co. drop-in center aims to provide young people help, a hang out space

Representatives of nonprofit organizations, Montgomery County social services agencies and Montgomery County Public Schools join Council member Evan Glass and Council president Gabe Albornoz to open a new drop-in center in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. (Courtesy NCCF/MoCoReconnects)

A drop-in center in Montgomery County, Maryland, gives a range of services for young people.

Montgomery County Council member Evan Glass attended the ribbon-cutting of MoCo Reconnect, which helps people between 16 to 24 years old, including those without stable housing.

“It’s important to note that 40% of young people who experience homelessness identify as LGBTQ+,” Glass said.

The center, run by nonprofit organizations partnering with county social services, offers help with education and job training. It’s also a place to pick up hygiene items or simply hang out and grab a bite to eat.

The county’s Department of Health and Human Services, the Latin American Youth Center and the National Center for Children and Families are among the agencies and organizations providing the services.

The drop in center is at 11313 Elkin St., Wheaton.

Kate Ryan

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