COVID-19 Resources

Our top priority at AAHP is the safety and the well-being of our program participants and families. Regardless of the environment, this is our top priority every day. See the resources below.

Health and Wellness Education and Guidance

HEALTH PROMOTION CLASSES

AAHP's chronic disease classes provide information and resources on how to prevent and manage diabetes, heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer's and dementia by focusing on proper nutrition, weight loss, and other critical health matters. Upon signing up, participants will receive a weekly link to join the class. Options are as follows:

  • Tuesdays - focus on health and fitness, 11am - 12pm
  • Wednesdays, 6pm to 7:15pm
  • Thursdays - focus on health and nutrition, 1pm - 2pm
  • Thursdays, 6pm to 7:15pm 

To signup, please call or email Beri Kari-Fonge, MSN Ed., BSN, RN, CM-DN Interim Nurse Case Manager (NCM): virtual cell phone #: 240-324-8044 or  bkari-fonge@mcfarlandassociate.com

WEIGHT MANAGEMENT SUPPORT

AAHP's Weight Management Program provides individualized health coaching for County residents who are ready to take the necessary steps to lose five pounds or more. Participants will benefit from weekly 20-30 minute phone conversations to review the principles of weight management, set goals, and plan strategies to overcome barriers that hinder weight loss.

For information or to join the waiting list, contact AAHP at (240) 777-1833 or info@aahpmontgomerycounty.org

 

Housing and Financial Assistance

COVID Rent Relief Program - Renters are urged to apply now for the COVID-19 Rent Relief Program – Phase 2. Renters also can call 311 (240-777-0311) to apply for rent payment assistance. Approved households may receive up to $4,000 toward rent. The program continues to accept applicants and anticipates serving 5,000 households by Dec. 30. Assistance is based on availability of funds.  

The County’s Emergency Assistance Relief Payment (EARP) program has expanded to include support for families affected by lost income as a result of having someone in the household with COVID-19. Income guidelines of the EARP program will also increase to 150 percent of the federal poverty level (FPL) and benefit amounts have increased as well.

For more information, please visit the County’s COVID-19 website.

The Office of Home Energy Programs (OHEP) provides bill assistance to low-income households in the State of Maryland to make their energy costs more affordable and to help with the prevention of loss and the restoration of home energy service. Learn more here.

Montgomery County has put together a great list of resources on all things related to housing.  Click here for more information.

 

Emotional Resiliency Resources

Managing anxiety during the COVID-19 Pandemic Tip Sheet
Mental health resources from Everymind.org provide phone, text, and chat support to help manage COVID-19-related anxiety and depression
Well Connected is a telephone and online community made up of participants, staff, facilitators, presenters, and other volunteers who care about each other and who value feeling connected
The National Center for P.T.S.D. (Post-traumatic Stress Disorder) of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs factsheet on Managing Stress Associated with the COVID-19 Virus Outbreak.
Helping Children Cope With Changes Resulting From COVID-19 - from the National Association of School Psychologists
Five Ways to View Coverage of the Coronavirus -  the American Psychological Association
Dr. Raymond Crowel, Director of the Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services, shares a wellness tips:

Testing Dates and Locations

AAHP TESTING SITES
Click on the link below to locate a COVID testing site near you offered by the African American Health Program Executive Committee.  Each individual tested will receive a COVID health kit as a preventative measure to present the spread.  Bring your ID card to validate the address on the registration form. Click here:  https://www.aahpcovid.com/testing-locations
Tuesday, November 24

7 - 9:30 a.m. and 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Angarai Testing Center
12210 Plum Orchard Dr., #214, Silver Spring
No appointment needed

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
White Oak Community Recreation Center
1700 April Lane, Silver Spring, MD
Appointment recommended - make an appointment online
If appointments are unavailable, you can still walk in/drive in to any testing clinic without an appointment.

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Germantown Recreation Center
18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD 20874
Appointment recommended - make an appointment online
If appointments are unavailable, you can still walk in/drive in to any testing clinic without an appointment.

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
F. Scott Fitzgerald Theater
603 Edmonston Drive, Rockville, MD
No appointment needed

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Great Hope Estates
1140 Good Hope Drive, Silver Spring, MD
No appointment needed

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
White Oak Gardens Apartments
11600 Lockwood Drive, Silver Spring, MD
No appointment needed

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wisconsin Place Community Center
5311 Friendship Boulevard, Chevy Chase, MD
No appointment needed

1 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Proyecto Salud Clinic
11002 Veirs Mill Rd #700, Silver Spring, MD 20902
No appointment needed

Wednesday, November  25

7 - 9:30 a.m. and 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Angarai Testing Center
12210 Plum Orchard Dr., #214, Silver Spring
No appointment needed

 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Wheaton Library and Community Recreation Center
11701 Georgia Avenue, Wheaton, MD 20902
Appointment recommended - make an appointment online
If appointments are unavailable, you can still walk in/drive in to any testing clinic without an appointment.

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Poolesville Presbyterian Church
17800 Elgin Rd, Poolesville, MD 20837
Outdoor clinic
No appointment needed

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Sligo Adventist Church
7700 Carroll Avenue, Takoma Park, MD 20912
No appointment needed

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Mary's Center
344 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901
No appointment needed

1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Proyecto Salud Clinic
11002 Veirs Mill Rd #700, Silver Spring, MD 20902
No appointment needed

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Crystal Spring Apartments
14301 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring
No appointment needed

Thursday, November 26
Clinics cancelled for the Thanksgiving holiday
Friday, November 27

7 - 9:30 a.m. and 4 - 6:30 p.m.
Angarai Testing Center
12210 Plum Orchard Dr., #214, Silver Spring
No appointment needed

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Germantown Recreation Center
18905 Kingsview Road, Germantown, MD  20874
Appointment recommended - make an appointment online
If appointments are unavailable, you can still walk in/drive in to any testing clinic without an appointment.

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Mary's Center
344 University Blvd W, Silver Spring, MD 20901
No appointment needed

Friday, November  25 (cont'd)

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Good Hope Community Center
14715 Good Hope Road, Silver Spring, MD
No appointment needed

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Department of Health and Human Services - Hungerford Office Building
401 Hungerford Drive, Rockville, MD 20850
No appointment needed

Friday, November 27, 2020: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Proyecto Salud Clinic
11002 Veirs Mill Rd #700, Silver Spring, MD 20902
No appointment needed

Saturday, November 28

9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
East County Community Center
3310 Gateshead Manor Way, Silver Spring, MD 20904
No appointment needed

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Proyecto Salud Clinic
11002 Veirs Mill Rd #700, Silver Spring, MD 20902
No appointment needed

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Angarai Testing Center
12210 Plum Orchard Dr., #214, Silver Spring
No appointment needed

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Stedwick Community Center
10401 Stedwick Rd., Montgomery Village, MD 20886
No appointment needed

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Chinese Bible Church of Maryland
4414 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville, MD 20853
No appointment needed

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Rockville Methodist Church
112 W Montgomery Ave, Rockville, MD 20850
No appointment needed

Sunday, November 29

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Proyecto Salud Clinic
11002 Veirs Mill Rd #700, Silver Spring, MD 20902
No appointment needed

1:30 - 4 p.m.
St. Camillus Catholic Church
1600 St. Camillus Drive, Silver Spring, MD 20903
No appointment needed

Food and Nutrition

Local grocery stores and national store chains in Montgomery County offer dedicated shopping hours to seniors. Find the list here.

If you or your loved ones need food resources, Manna House serves free meals for Montgomery County residents in need of food resources. Call 301-424-1130 for more information.

MoCo Eats Guide - an up-to-date restaurant directory designed to promote take out, pick up, delivery, outdoor seating options and more in Montgomery County, Maryland.

The Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program or SNAP(formerly known as the Food Stamp Program) provides monthly financial benefits to eligible households to supplement their food purchase budget. Learn. more website.

American Diversity Group Grab N Go + Flu Vaccine Clinic

The American Diversity Group will host a Grab & Go and Flu vaccine on Sunday, November 1st from 10AM to noon at 12210 Plum Orchard Drive, Suite 214, Silver Spring (East County).  See the flyer for more information.

Fitness

Montgomery Parks continues its efforts to expand safe access to park facilities for recreation and exercise during the COVID-19 crisis. Learn more here.  

The American Heart Association has a current workout & dance series streaming live daily on the webYouTubeFacebook, and Instagram

Prevention

The U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams demonstrates how to make your own face covering using ordinary items: 

Montgomery County Mask Makers

Volunteers in Montgomery County joined together to start Montgomery County, Maryland Mask Makers.  Please register on their website if you are interested in assisting. 

Emergency Info

Disaster distress hotline (1-800-985-5990)

Well Connected (877-797-7299)

Family Justice Center - 240-773-0444 or safe@montgomerycountymd.gov (Mon-Fri, 8:30 - 5:00pm) For help with crisis situations, protective orders, legal assistance, counselin

District Court Commissioner's Office (24 hours) 191 East Jefferson St. in Rockville. - File Protective orders

National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-7233 thehotline.org (to chat),  Text LOVEIS to 22522

Montgomery County Crisis Center - 240-777-4000 (24 hours) Help with crisis situations and shelter placement

Family Justice Center - 240-773-0444 or safe@montgomerycountymd.gov (Mon-Fri, 8:30 - 5:00pm)

Additional Resources

Maryland Health Connection - shop and enroll in 2021 health plans here.

Call-n-Ride Program - Participating taxicab agencies will deliver grocery store or carry-out orders to participants’ door step, with a phone call delivery confirmation. This will be a contactless delivery service. Find more information here

The American Diversity Group and Dental Partners in Silver Spring and Bethesda are offering dental services for uninsured patients. Individuals seeking dental services should complete the Dentist Visit Request Form here.

The Early Care and Education Initiative provides funding for school age child care for children in low income families where parents need to work while children should be engaged in virtual learning. Learn more and apply here.

Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services will offer a flu vaccine clinic Saturday, November 21 from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. at the Dennis Avenue Health Center. For persons 6 months and older. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.  Learn more at
 

Volunteer/Donate

Montgomery County Volunteer Center's listing of opportunities to donate or volunteer can be found here.

The MD Food Bank is currently requesting donations and volunteers. The need is especially great now. 

 
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