February 2, 2022

Take action: Let’s expand enhanced school-based mental health services to ALL Howard County public schools

Send your message to the Howard County Board of Education

We need your support for students’ mental health!

All schools in Howard County have a standard set of mental health services available to students but only 60% have an enhanced set of supports that includes 1:1 counseling services – offered to students (with parent permission) by licensed professionals during the school day. Recently, County Executive Dr. Calvin Ball announced nearly $1 million in funding for mental health, along with nearly $1 million in philanthropic support from the Horizon Foundation and the Kahlert Foundation for licensed mental health professionals in schools. These investments will help bring these enhanced mental health supports to all Howard County public schools over the next two years. Tell the Board of Education to protect and expand this funding for students’ mental health in this year’s budget! 

After nearly two years of this pandemic, our students need these mental health supports more than ever. Send your message to the Howard County Board of Education to protect and expand funding for our students’ mental health this year!

Thank you to everyone who has raised their voice in support of this program. Let’s make sure that ALL Howard County students can get the mental health services they need.

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