Providing mental health services to Gaithersburg youth and families who are experiencing problem behaviors affecting their home and school life.

People Cared For

  • Children
  • Adolescents
  • Adults

Level of Care

  • Community Based
  • Outpatient
  • School Based

Payment Type

  • Free

At Youth Mental Health Assistance, we offer bilingual home-based and school-based mental health assistance for individuals who: 

  • Need support for problems adjusting to life transitions
  • Are experiencing issues stemming from long term separation from a family member
  • Are having trouble dealing with trauma and loss
  • Have experienced physical and/or sexual abuse
  • Have depression

What does Youth Mental Health Assistance offer you and your family?

Individuals who engage in services with Youth Mental Health Assistance are eligible to receive:

  • Bilingual mental health services for Latino families who are uninsured or underinsured
  • Individual and family counseling (addressing reunification issues if needed)
  • Therapeutic groups (addressing reunification/acculturation issues)
  • Psychiatric evaluations and medication management
  • Skill development groups
  • Family/parent support
  • Assistance accessing community resources
  • Crisis intervention
  • Related case management services

We offer both daytime and evening appointments. At Youth Mental Health Assistance, we provide in-home and in-school services, and also welcome participants to receive services at our offices. 

Who is eligible to participate in Youth Mental Health Assistance?

Eligible participants must:

  • Be a student who is enrolled in elementary, middle, or high school;
  • Live in the City of Gaithersburg, and
  • Whose access to mental health services is limited due to lack of health insurance, inadequate health insurance, immigration status, language barriers, or other circumstances that restrict access to quality mental health services