Welcome to the Main Street Monthly Connect!
January 2019
Main Street's e-newsletter brings project updates, events, community 
resources and more to your inbox the first Friday of every month. 
Thank you for being a part of the Main Street community!

Member Spotlight 
Stephen Eure and Family
Eure Family
Stephen Eure has worked for the City of Rockville for three years. In his free time, he enjoys music, sports and Main Street yoga classes! Learn more here.

Upcoming Main Street Events  
Community Service Meet Up on MLK Day
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of ServiceMonday, January 21
1 - 3 pm
Bethesda North Marriott Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd
Rockville, MD 
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Main Street members will meet up at Montgomery County's main service event. Join us for an uplifting day of service and community!  

Winter 2019 Yoga and Mindfulness Class
Sundays, Feb. 10 - April 7 (class will not meet March 17)
1:30 - 2:15 pm
Beth El Congregation, 8215 Old Georgetown Rd, Bethesda
Main Street Yoga Class 
Take care of your body and spirit in 2019 by joining Main Street's Yoga and Mindfulness class. Cost: $153 for 8 sessions. 

Coffee, Doughnuts and CommYOUnity
Saturday, February 9, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Huizinga Family Home, 120 Quincy St, Chevy Chase, MD
Coffee and Doughnuts
If you are tired of cold weather, join our warm and wonderful community as we gather with Main Street members, share a cup of coffee and some sweets at the home of Main Street members Karen and Jim Huizinga.
Supporting Individuals with Developmental Disabilities in Developing Authentic Cooking Skills
Sunday, February 24, from 3 - 5 pm
Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD
Cooking Skills Presentation
In this presentation, Janice Goldschmidt, Director of Nutrition Services for Community Support Services Inc., will introduce Active Engagement, a program designed to promote individualized and authentic cooking skills for individuals with all levels of ability. 
Game Day with Adaptivities
Sunday, March 10, from 3 - 5 pm
Bender JCC, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD
Adaptivities logo
Come discover "a new way to play" with adaptive board games and card games designed to increase opportunities for fun, engagement and reciprocal interaction with peers. Refreshments and prizes provided.
Visit the Main Street events webpage for information about all upcoming events. 

Professional Member Spotlight 
Help in the Home, LLC
Founded in 2008, Help in the Home, LLC, is a privately owned agency that provides personalized care through support and community to help adults with complex mental health needs achieve stability, independence and inclusion. The Help in the Home team focuses on building an alliance of trust with their clients. They believe that creating an inclusive community for people that are typically excluded – one where warmth, care and support are present – is priceless. Connection is at the center of their work and their team goes above and beyond to lighten the load for clients and their families.
Staff of Help in the Home, LLC
Help in the Home offers the following services:
  • Supported Living Community: This option includes in-home support services, utilities and food. With just a few clients in each home, understanding relationships can be developed with staff and other clients. Clients often eat together in the dining room, go for walks together, help garden in the backyard or spend time together in the living room talking, relaxing and rooting for each other on their goals. This type of dynamic setting creates a community that feels like family and cultivates an atmosphere conducive to building healthy routines. Help in the Home offers various levels of support up to 24 hours a day. 

  • Individual Support Services: The Help in the Home team can assist clients in learning daily living and self-care skills including meal preparation, laundry, housecleaning, money management and appropriate social interactions. The staff can assure that clients receive the necessary services from community service providers, including medical care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, vocational training, education and mental health services. Care Coordinators at Help in the Home document clients' progress regarding skills learned and services received, and collaborate with families, case managers, therapists and psychiatrists to make recommendations for adjustments in care.
Learn more about Help in the Home at helpinthehomellc.com
Help in the Home is a Main Street professional member. For details about professional membership and its benefits, see our webpage

Community Programs and Events 
Dance Classes by Devenio Starting Soon
Devenio Dance ClassDevenio dance classes are a high-energy mix of hip hop and contemporary dance styles open to teens (14 & up) and adults with and without mild to moderate cognitive/ developmental disabilities. Openings remain in the Monday 4:30 pm classes at the Dance Loft on 14 in Washington, DC, starting January 7 (cost: $143) and in the Sunday evening classes at Joy of Motion in Bethesda starting January 13 (cost $168). Click here for details and registration.  
CraftWorks with CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute
Saturday, January 12, 10 am - 2 pm
Kennedy Krieger School, Montgomery County Campus
13313 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD
Are you feeling crafty? Drop in and create different works of art in multimedia stations. You will then have the opportunity to sell your creations. Part of the profit will go back to the artist and the remainder will help support CORE Foundations.  
KKI CraftWorks 
CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute offers social, wellness and educational programs for transitioning youth and adults with disabilities. Click here to learn more about CraftWorks and other opportunities including yoga, bowling, cooking and more.  

UCR LIFE Program: Skill Building for Independent and Community Living
Monthly sessions from 11 am - 3 pm on Jan. 13, Feb. 10, March 10, April 14, May 5 and June 9
Madison Fields, 21355 Big Woods Rd, Dickerson, MD
LIFE classes are designed for adults with special needs who have goals of living independently. $30 per session. Click here for more info. 
Project Access Open House for
College-Bound High School Students
College PreparationSaturday, January 26
10 am - 1 pm
Howard Community College
Duncan Hall Room 100
10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy Columbia, MD
Located on the campus of Howard Community College, Project Access supports college-bound high school students with disabilities in their transition into post-secondary education. Students completing grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 who will be receiving a high school diploma are eligible. No registration is required for the open house. Learn more here

Sexual Health Presentations
Wednesday, January 30, 5 - 7 pm (for parents of individuals with disabilities)
Kennedy Krieger School, Montgomery County Campus
13313 Old Columbia Pike, Silver Spring, MD
Wednesday, Feb. 20 (for self-advocates - details to come)
These workshops will focus on healthy relationships and navigating friendships and beyond. Co-hosted by CORE Foundations at Kennedy Krieger Institute, the Maryland Center for Developmental Disabilities and Upcounty Community Resources. Click here for more details. 
MCPS Transition Workshop: Financial Planning and Guardianship
PlanningTuesday, February 5
6:30 - 9 pm
Carver Educational Services Center
850 Hungerford Dr
Rockville, MD
This event is for families of students with IEPs ages 14-21. Sponsored by the Montgomery County Public Schools Transition Services Unit. Questions? Call (301)649-8008.