Community Resources

Home Instruction (Home School)

Maryland law, Education Article. §7.301, Annotated Code of Maryland, Compulsory Attendance, states that each child who resides in Maryland and is 5 years old or older and under 16 shall attend a public school regularly during the entire school year unless the child is otherwise receiving regular, thorough instruction during the school year in the studies usually taught in the public school to children of the same age. Maryland recognizes nonpublic schools and home schooling as options to public school enrollment for students to receive regular, thorough instruction.

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County has served the community as a private, non-profit organization since 1965. A leader in creating services that respond to the changing mental health needs in our community, the Mental Health Association of Frederick County is a place where people can be heard and receive support.

All of the Mental Health Association of Frederick County’s programs aspire to promote positive mental health and offer not just education, but the support and compassion needed to make real and lasting changes in the lives of those we serve. 

The Mental Health Association of Frederick County is ready to serve you with information and services 24-hours a day. If you have questions, we have answers--call 2-1-1 or 301-663-0011--we are always available, accessible and responsive to your needs. 


To build a strong foundation of emotional wellness by educating, empowering and advocating for children, adults and families through a wide array of services. MHA is always available, accessible and responsive to the changing needs of our community.


We envision a community where children can grow and thrive without fear, where good mental health is valued, where people of all ages know when and how to seek help for emotional or family problems without shame, and where everyone will have access to mental health services without barriers.

Families Plus

Founded in 1982 Families Plus is a not-for-profit organization offering programs designed to meet the current and evolving needs of the community. Through collaboration and partnerships we are able to ensure continuity, quality, and comprehensive programming for the Frederick County Community.

Our programs and support groups are facilitated and instructed by credentialed individuals such as psychologists, social workers, medical professionals, and other specialists in the curriculum field areas.

• Parenting Classes
• Children from Changing Families
• Teen Childbirth Education & Infant Care
• Stress Management
• Relationship Topics
• Health Topics and more . . .