HOC Academy Newsletter | June 2020

Create a Better Future
The Family Self-Sufficiency Program (FSS) is a voluntary initiative for customers in the Housing Opportunities Commission's voucher program. With support from caring case managers and motivating mentors, participants are supported in creating life changing goals and establishing tools for success. If you are ready for something new in your life, learn more about the FSS program at one of the upcoming information sessions email FSSRSVP@hocmc.org or call (240) 627-9781.

Attend an upcoming Virtual Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Information Session. These informative one-hour sessions teach you how (FSS) can support you in creating a better future for you and your family. Register to attend at: Kim.Ervin@hocmc.org . For more information call 240-627-9719. A valid email address is required to participate.
For a Limited Time: Access Free MedStar eVisits
(Available in multiple languages)
For a limited time MedStar's trusted medical team is offering free video visits and insurance is not required. All day, every day, you can get the medical care that you need from anywhere and at anytime. You can securely connect with a medical provider from your smart phone, tablet, or computer for non-emergency medical conditions. Download the MedStar eVisit app or visit MedStarHealth.org/eVisit .
Pet Food Pantry
During COVID-19 many in our community are experiencing shortages of all kinds. If you need help with food for your pet, the Montgomery County Humane Society pet food pantry is here for you. For more information, visit MCHumane .

Attention Military Service Members

On Tuesday, June 9, 2020 transitioning military service members, veterans and their spouses are invited to attend this free event. Learn the useful skill of effective communication to help you in your job search. For questions email: yrayford@eseal.org . T o attend the upcoming event register at:

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
Do you want a career as a CNA? Receive free classroom and virtual clinical training. This useful course will help you prepare for the state certification exam and improve your English skills. Applicants must attend one virtual orientation on Zoom.

50+ Employment Expo New Date

If you are 50 and older and you are looking for employment, attend the 50+ Employment Expo on Monday, November 16, 2020, 10am-2pm. Gain tools to retool, recharge, and reinvent your resume and your career. For more information or accommodations call 301-255-4209 or email mgordon@AccessJCA.org .

Free Online Courses
From now through the end of June, you can take Free Ed2Go Online Self-Paced Courses. These ten courses teach useful skills for today's new job market. Hurry, take advantage of this opportunity before it slips away! For more information email, ed2go@montgomerycollege.edu .

To register for your free online class visit

2020 Summer Programs
Summer is here and we have worked with our partners to create fun, interactive, hands-on virtual camps for your children! Programs for students in 3rd-8th grade are just a click away. Each camper will receive a supply kit, log in ID, guide, completion certificate and gift. Students with 100% attendance will receive a STEM gift valued at $50-$100. Twenty (20) spaces are available in each elementary camp. Twenty-four (24) spaces are available in each middle school cohort of the Young Science Explorers Progam. For more information email: AEWD@HOCMC.ORG
If you cannot complete the MCPS online survey, call 240-740-5999 and ask for a Prekindergarten person to call you to help you through the process.