Montgomery County provides many resources and events to support local residents in health and recovery. Below are just a few of the resources available…
MC311 is Montgomery County’s phone number for non-emergency government information and services.
- 311 allows customers to call one easy-to-remember number to access Montgomery County information and services.
- Customers can also access information and create or track service requests on the website at www.montgomerycountymd.gov/311 and there is also a walk-in desk at the Executive Office Building located at 101 Monroe St. in Rockville.
- Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. The call center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
- Trained representatives who speak Spanish are available, as is a language interpretation service for other languages.
- TTY is available by calling 301-251-4850.
- Customer service representatives and the online system use a state-of-the-art database of information and services about County government that can be continually updated so the most current facts are available.
- The 311 system can quickly incorporate real time information in the event of a community event/emergency, like a water main break, H1N1 flu epidemic or weather-related incident.
The Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services is responsible for public health and human services that help address the needs of Montgomery community’s most vulnerable children, adults and seniors. MC DHHS has more than 120 programs and deliver services at more than 20 locations in Montgomery County. Their core services protect the community’s health, protect the health and safety of at-risk children and vulnerable adults and address basic human needs including food, shelter and clothing. Service areas include: Aging and Disability Services; Behavioral Health and Crisis Services; Children, Youth and Family Services; Public Health Services and Special Needs Housing. Our Office of Community Affairs provides direct services through several programs. In addition, our administrative functions include budget administration, fiscal administration, contract management, facilities, grant acquisition, human resources, information systems and performance management.
The Montgomery County Crisis Center provides crisis services 24 hours a day/ 365 days a year. These services are provided over the telephone (240-777-4000) or in person at 1301 Piccard Drive in Rockville (no appointment needed). Mobile Crisis Outreach will respond anywhere within Montgomery County to provide emergency psychiatric evaluations. Full crisis assessments and treatment referrals are provided for all crises, both psychiatric and situational. In addition, the program has six crisis beds as an alternative to hospitalization for those who are uninsured or are insured within the public mental health system.
The Montgomery County Council is the legislative branch of County government. It has nine members, all elected at the same time by the voters in Montgomery County. Community members are welcome to sharing your views with the Council. If you would like to comment on a specific topic of interest, you can sign up to speak at upcoming public hearings. Visit the Council website for additional information on how to participate.
The Montgomery County Agricultural Fair is annual event that happens every August at the fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD. Other festivals and events are held throughout the year. Visit http://mcagfair.com to learn about this annual event and many other family friendly events including a weekly flea market, the famous Sugarloaf Crafts Festival and more.