Linkages to Learning

The Linkages to Learning Program is "a collaborative school-based health and human service partnership of public and private agencies, schools, families, and communities."


"To improve the well-being of children and their families through a collaborative delivery of school-based services that address the social, economic, health, and academic success of a child."

  • Ana Schmitz, Site Coordinator - 301-284-4162  x1072
  • Kathy Wilcox, Case Manager - 301-284-4163  x1073
  • Luz Peressi, Case Manager - 301-284-4164  x1074
  • Allysa Miller, Mental Health Therapist - 301-284-4161  x1076
  • Lori Altman, SBHC Nurse - 301-284-4130  x1041
  • Sara Zavala, Health Room Technician - 301-284-4130  x1015
  • Samantha Stanford, School Counselor - 301-284-4150  x1023
  • Jennifer Sumner, School Counselor - 301-284-4150  x1033
  • Lori Lucas, Nurse Practitioner - 301-284-4130  x1044
  • Haifa Krakaur, HHS-LTL Supervisor - 240-277-1291
  • Jimena Lazarte, LTL-FSA Student Intern - 301-284-4161  x1075

Mental Health Services

  • Mental health assessment
  • Individual child and family therapy
  • Prevention and therapy groups
  • Therapeutic recreation

Social Services and Case Management

  • Family needs assessment
  • Assistance obtaining clothes, furniture, food, housing, etc.
  • Assistance with legal, employment, and immigration issues.
  • Crisis intervention (utilizes cut-off, evictions, domestic violence, etc.)
  • Assistance accessing daycare, summer, and recreational programs.

Educational Support Service

  • Computer classes for parents (Summer)
  • Parent Educational Group (Wednesday 9:30 to 11:30 AM)
  • Community Exchange Network (Backpacks, Food and Holiday assistance)
  • After school programs (Dance club, Girls on the Run and Tutoring)

Medical Health Care Services

  • Sick care and well child examinations
  • Immunizations
  • Lab testing
  • Prescriptions
  • Hearing and Vision screening