About Thriving Germantown
Thriving Germantown is a wide ranging multi-generational, multi-tiered case management and care coordination program developed to reduce the impact of poverty for families living in the Germantown area, with emphasis on the Daly Elementary School community. Thriving Germantown uses an approach that builds partnerships to create a broad, integrated process for meeting children and their families’ multiple needs in a cross-system, collaborative way.
The team of knowledgeable, caring, and compassionate care coordinators/case managers conduct intensive assessments, which cover 20 different areas of life, to gain an accurate and complete understanding of the challenges children and their families face, in order to develop individual family service plans, coordinate services, and make referrals.
The three focus areas of the program are:
- Improving health outcomes of children and their families
- Improving childrens' academic achievement
- Assuring safe, stable, and nurturing relationships and environments for children and their families
Germantown has the highest rate of increased poverty and population growth in Montgomery County
of the DES student households are low income
of the DES student population is minority
households in the DES population are resourced challenged