This multi-sector collaborative approach provides an integrated, place-based response to the increasing economic, health, educational, and social disparities in Germantown, Maryland. The Sheppard Pratt Community Wellness Hub seeks to assure safe relationships and environments for children and families, improve academic achievement, and improve health outcomes for participants.
The Hub offers an opportunity for nonprofits to co-locate and provide comprehensive services onsite as well as connect the community with other vital resources. Participants are connected to a variety of resources, from free English as a second language (ESOL) classes; food and housing assistance; crisis and emergency services; to childcare and other educational resources; dental, health, and vision services; mental health services; legal services; workforce development; and more.
Sheppard Pratt Community Wellness Hub partners include:
- Sheppard Pratt’s Thriving Germantown program
- American Diversity Group
- Care for Your Health
- National Capital Presbytery (Germantown Global Connection, Creekside Church, and Earthen Hands)
- Healthcare Initiative Foundation
- Sheppard Pratt School and Community Youth Services
- UMAN Main
- Casa Ruben Foundation
- Upcounty HUB
- Feed the Fridge
The Sheppard Pratt Community Wellness Hub is made possible in part due to a $1 million dollar bond bill from the State of Maryland and a $600,000 grant from Montgomery County, as well as a $100,000 contribution from the National Capital Presbytery.