Village Program

Normandy Town

Background

The Village Program is a continued joint effort of the three non-profit community organizations, CCACC-Mental Health 360, Chinese American Parent Association and Asian American Study of University Maryland.  The Village Program aims at promoting the overall well-being of our community by providing education, resource referral and other necessary resources for community members in need. Currently, we are providing services to two populations: children with special needs and adults with dementia.  

 

This program was launched in early 2019 and was focused on helping families with special needs children at that time. We hosted several community talks and seminars which gave opportunities for parents with special needs kids to talk with MCPS professionals, psychiatrists, and community organizations. Our goal was to build a bridge to connect the family in need with the system and resources.  

 

Since 2020, we have seen many families struggling with taking care of their demented family members, especially elders with dementia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), current estimates are that about 5.8 million people in the United States have Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, including 5.6 million aged 65 and older. In our community, recently we see many elders' cognitive functions drop significantly due to social isolation or quarantine at home. However, their main caregivers may not be expecting it and not ready for it yet. Most of the family members do not know how to care of their loved one. Therefore, the Village Program starts to provide dementia services to help our community in 2021.  

Our Services
Seminars
Resource Referral
1:1 Counseling
(based on insurance)
and more...
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Dementia Care

 
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Special Needs