Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families provides list of Resources for Veteran and Military Families

December 13, 2016

Dear Veterans, Military Families and Supporters,

Please find a number of resources below to benefit veterans and military families. They are not endorsed by my office, just a compilation of programs and services that come across my desk. Please feel free to share according to your needs. If you have anything you would like me to share, please forward it. Thank you.

Lisa Terry
Howard County Community Resources and Services
Office of Veterans and Military Families
6751 Columbia Gateway Dr
Columbia, MD 21046

Correctional Services Information and Recruitment Event

Tuesday, December 13, 2016
10:00 AM – Noon ET

Columbia Workforce Center
7161 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite D
Columbia, MD 21046

Veteran Business and Networking Group

Serving Together and WorkSource Montgomery
Tuesday, December 13, 2016
6:00 PM – 8:30 PM ET

Experts in recruiting, job search, career coaching, and hiring will comprise the Panel to work with you on your concerns.

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center presents:
Workplace Accommodations for Wounded Warriors

Wednesday, December 14, 2016
12:30 PM – 1:00 PM ET

Join us for our first in a series of 30 minute Brown Bag lunch and learn sessions. Ron Drach, an expert in disabled veteran employment issues, will give a brief overview of some the types of disabilities our returning vets have acquired during their service and examples of reasonable accommodations that can be provided to them as they return to the civilian workforce. Resources will be provided for further study on this topic.

There is no charge for this session.
This session requires pre-registration. Call 410-772-9300.

You can participate by using the following services:

  • Teleconferencing
  • Streaming Audio or Real-Time Captioning (via Blackboard Collaborate Version 12.5 Webinar platform)
  • Mobile Users (iPhone, iPad, or Android device (including Kindle Fire HD)) may listen to the session using the Blackboard Collaborate Mobile App (Available Free from the Apple Store, Google Play or Amazon)

Mid-Atlantic ADA Center
800-949-4232 V/TTY (DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV)
301-217-0124 V/TTY 800-949-4232

The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, operated by TransCen Inc., provides information, guidance and, training, to DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, and WV on the Americans with Disabilities Act.(ADA). The information, guidance and/or materials provided are intended solely as informal guidance. The Mid-Atlantic ADA Center is funded under a grant from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), NIDILRR grant #90DP0089-01-00. However, these contents do not necessarily represent the policy of the HHS, and you should not assume endorsement by the Federal Government.

Wreaths Across America – Howard County

St. John Lutheran Church
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:30 AM

6004 Waterloo Rd.
Columbia, MD 21045

Crest Lawn Memorial Gardens
Saturday, December 17, 2016 at 12:00 PM

2150 Mount View Rd
Marriottsville, MD 21104

Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, our mission to Remember, Honor and Teach is carried out by coordinating wreath-laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as over 1,100 additional locations in all 50 U.S. states, at sea, and abroad.

Rehab. Renew. Replace:
Universal Design: Strategies for Aging in Place

As Columbia nears its 50th birthday, what are the ways we can honor and build on our city's past by keeping our communities attractive, livable and responsive to changes in how families live today?

Both new and long-time homeowners will be inspired by this 3-hour workshop on possibilities for redesigning our homes and communities for aging in place.

Saturday, January 7, 2017 (Rain/Snow Date - 1/21/17)
9:30 AM — 12:30 PM

Location: The Other Barn

Sponsored by the Oakland Mills Community Association's Board of Directors and the Oakland Mills Neighborhood Enhancement Advisory Committee.

Free and open to the public.

RSVP to Sandy Cedarbaum at or call 410-730-4610.

National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) Howard County Family to Family 12 Week Course

Thursday, January 12, 2017 — Thursday, March 30, 2017
7:00 PM — 9:30 PM

Owen Brown Interfaith Center

If interested in taking and registering for this life changing course please email your name and contact information at or call the office at 410-772-9300.

What is NAMI’s Family-to-Family Program?

The NAMI Family-to-Family Education Program is a 12-week course for families and friends of adults living with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, and borderline personality disorder. Course participants gain vital information, resources, insight, and understanding of their loved one that many describe as life-changing.

The program is taught by trained NAMI family members who have relatives or other loved ones who have a mental illness.

Student Loan Forum and Resource Fair

January 18, 2017, 7:00 PM
Howard Community College

Join us for a panel presentation of local, state and federal experts who will answer questions about the student loan process, provide vital resource materials and offer one-on-one guidance.

Veteran Transition Workshops

One-day interactive workshops designed to empower Veterans in their transition from military to civilian life using a holistic approach.

January 28, 2017
Washington, DC

Direct: 410-313-0821

The Department of Community Resources and Services provides vital human services through its offices of ADA Coordination, Aging and Independence, Children and Families, Community Partnerships,
Consumer Protection, Local Children’s Board, and Veterans and Military Families.

The Howard County Office of Veterans and Military Families (OVMF) provides guidance, information and access to the more than 20,000 veterans who live in Howard County, as well as their dependents and survivors, and military families. The OVMF also promotes activities for veterans of all ages and collaborates with other service providers to address more complex issues.

Howard County Commission on Veterans and Military Families

Department of Community Resources and Services Facebook

Commission on Veterans and Military Families Facebook

Reserved Veteran Parking Initiative
Honor veterans living and working in Howard County by installing a Reserved Veteran Parking sign at your place of business or in honor of a loved one.