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Emmitsburg Community Center
300-A South Seton Ave.
Emmitsburg, MD 21727


Services & Programs

Catoctin CASS - Melinda Jarvis
Family Services Worker
Telephone: 301-447-3755
Email Address: WMmyers@SheppardPratt.org

Agency Services:

  • Evaluations and referrals for students and their families who are struggling with issues such as health, mental health, behavior, unemployment, housing, grief, domestic violence, substance abuse, etc.
  • Program development
  • Consultation with schools and agencies
  • Coordination of services
  • On-site services from Frederick-based agencies

Agency Programs

  • Adventure Extreme Outdoor Adventure Program : Adventure Extreme is an outdoor adventure-based program for middle school students whose families are clients of CASS. The students spend one week during the summer in the outdoors, and receive follow-up support during the following school year. Activities include backpacking, camping, hiking, rock climbing and rappelling, canoeing and water play, and daily group discussions and reflections. The overall goal of Adventure Extreme is to positively alter the outlook and behavior of the participants, while they learn to overcome obstacles, and to achieve a sense of personal and team accomplishment. Communication, problem solving, and cooperation are emphasized in ways that can be directly applied to meet everyday challenges at home, school, and in the community. Each CASS office receives names of recommended participants from their respective middle school’s staff.
  • Changing Families Support Group, Thurmont Middle School
  • Empty Bowls Banquet, Catoctin High School
  • Girls’ Anger Management Group, Catoctin High School: The Catoctin High School Girls’ Anger Management Group is a psycho educational support group for young women attending the high school. This 10-week program provides a forum for open discussion about anger issues, and teaches anger management skills. Participants are referred to CASS by school staff, and are either young women who are struggling with anger issues or who have learned to manage their anger and would be good role models for the group.
  • Salvation Army Holiday Assistance

Frederick County Mental Health Services
Fred A. Balius, Jr., LCSW-C, BCD.
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
Telephone: 301-694-1755
FAX: 301-631-3214
Email: fbalius@fredco-md.net

Hours at the CASS office: Wednesday 1:30-9:00 p.m.

Agency Services:

  • Individual and family counseling/psychotherapy
  • Group therapy
  • Psychiatric treatment and medication management
  • Outreach programs to CASS, Frederick County Detention Center, and to the elderly

Frederick County Department of Social Services
Rosalind Munyiri-Wilson
100 E. All Saints Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: 301-694-2550
FAX: 301-631-2663
Email: dssinfo@fredmdsocialserv.org

Hours at CASS office: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month

Agency Services

  • Food Stamps
  • Medical Assistance
  • TEMHA and TCA application
  • Child support application
  • Redetermination on all assistant programs

Frederick County Board of Education
Mel Castle
Psychological Services
103 Prospect Street
Middletown, MD 21769
Telephone: 240-236-1250
FAX: 240-236-1251
Email: MelvnCastle@FCPS.org

Office Hours: In Catoctin area schools 8a.m. - 4p.m. Monday through Friday

Agency Services

  • School-based psychological testing
  • Consultation to school student teams
  • Crisis counseling

Frederick County Health Department
Kimberly Digges
Community Health Nurse, Healthy Start
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
Telephone: 301-631-3326

  • Agency Services
  • Maryland Children's Health Insurance Program
  • Healthy Start Nursing
  • Home visits
  • Primary care and obstetrician referrals
  • Case management
  • Access to community resources
  • Lead poisoning outreach and case management

Frederick Community Action Agency
Mike Campbell
100 S. Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: 301-694-1506
FAX: 301-662-9079

School Community Health Nurse
Susan Kilduff, R.N.
Frederick County Health Department
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: 301-631-3312
FAX: 301-631-3308

Agency Services

  • Supervision of health services for children attending Thurmont Primary, Elementary, and Middle Schools

Behavioral Health Partners
Nancy Miller, LGSW
Suite 201
604 Solarex Court
Frederick, MD 21703
Telephone: 301-662-3223x308
FAX: 301-662-7921

Frederick County Public Schools
Joe Burau, Pupil Personnel Worker
7516 Hayward Road
Frederick, MD 21702
Telephone: 301-644-5228
FAX: 301-644-5246
Email: joseph.burau@fcps.org

Agency Services

  • Monitor attendance, reporting to District Court and Juvenile Services
  • Arrange and monitor home and hospital teaching
  • Investigate requests for extended suspension and expulsion
  • Serve on school student services teams and Catoctin CASS
  • Positive Behavior Intervention Services Coach

Heartly House
Corrinne Ridenour, LGSW
Victim Advocate
P.O. Box 857
Frederick, MD 21705
Telephone: 301-662-8800
FAX: 301-663-4334
Website: www.Heartlyhouse.org

Agency Services

  • 24 Hour hotline
  • Crisis intervention
  • Counseling services
  • Victim/Court advocacy

Frederick County Department of Social Services
Rosalind Munyiri-Wilson
100 East All Saints Street
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: 301-694-2451

Hours in CASS office: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month, 9am-12noon

Agency Services

  • Applications for housing services and energy assistance
  • Information and referral services

School Community Health Nurse
Sandra Hutton, R.N.
Frederick County Health Department
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: 301-631-3314
e-mail: shutton@fredco-md.net

  • Agency Services
  • Supervision of health services for children attending Sabillasville and Emmitsburg Elementary Schools, and Catoctin High School.

Frederick County Health Department
Lori Stockman, R.N.
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
Telephone: 301-694-1739
FAX: 301-631-3310
Website: www.Frederickhealth.org

Hours in CASS office: 4th Wednesday each month, 1:00pm-5:00pm

Agency Services

  • Women's health services
  • GYN exams
  • STD screening
  • HIV testing
  • Abstinence education
  • Birth control
  • Pregnancy testing

Frederick County Health Department Substance Abuse Treatment Adolescent Services
Marty Brown CSC/AD
350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
Client Screening Telephone: 301-631-3288
FAX: 301-631-3298
Website: www.Frederickhealth.org/substanceabuse

Hours in CASS office: Wednesday 8:00am-12:30pm

Agency Services

  • Intensive outpatient treatment
  • At-risk groups
  • Family groups
  • Parents groups

Heartly House
Rosemary Thomas
P.O. Box 857
Frederick, MD 21701
Telephone: 301-662-8800
TTY: 301-662-1565

Hours in CASS office: Mondays 9:00a-12:00 noon

Agency Services

  • Counseling for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence, elder abuse, and child abuse
  • 24 hour hotline
  • Shelter
  • Court advocacy and referral
  • Community education

Melinda Jarvis
Catoctin Area Family Services Worker
301-447-3755 Office
301-788-9752 Cell
240-236-1775 Fax