Community Services implements and supports assistance programs encompassing interim case management, community outreach, and education (i.e. Housing Fair, School Community United in Partnership Conference, Domestic Violence Empowerment Conference, Recovery Picnic, CHARACTER COUNTS! program, etc.), housing counseling, financial wellness, substance abuse, recovery, transitional and permanent housing, emergency assistance and safety-net services, and provides resources and referrals to City residents in need. The City Community Services Division has a large network of agencies and organization which City residents can be referred to for assistance.
It also assists nonprofit organizations, schools, the faith-based community, and other community based organizations dedicated to working with City residents by facilitating the development of collaborative partnerships, offering trainings and workshops, distributing information, coordinating volunteer opportunities, and convening local coalitions (i.e. Gaithersburg Coalition of Providers, UpCounty Latino Network, Hoarding Taskforce, etc.) to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of services.
The City's Educational Enrichment and Community Advisory committees as well as the nonprofit and school grants are also funded by this activity area.