Frederick County’s Behavioral Health Program promotes health, wellness, and resilience in career and volunteer personnel and their families. Our comprehensive services include behavioral health care and coordination, peer support, and family support.
The Behavioral Health Coordinator provides support, education, resources, and referrals to promote health, wellness, and resilience in career and volunteer personnel and their families. The coordinator also provides clinical consultation and support the DFRS Peer Support Team. This new position is a collaboration between DFRS and The Frederick County Health Department. The Behavioral Health Coordinator falls underneath the umbrella of the Frederick County Health Department, but provides services to the entire Fire/Rescue Service. All services are offered at no cost to DFRS staff, volunteers, and their immediate family members. Services are strictly confidential.
Natalie Bowers, MSW, LMSW is the new DFRS Behavioral Health Coordinator.
Program Goals: Frederick County’s Peer Support Program exists to educate, promote, and facilitate for the behavioral wellness of members and their families.
Mission: To collaborate, develop, and implement behavioral health awareness. Prevention, intervention, and post crisis strategies will provide members and their families an easy accessible, continuous, and confidential sources of information.
Vision: We recognize the unique environment and situations experienced by all of our members. Our Vision is to support a positive nurturing culture that promotes wholeness in behavioral wellness. Breaking down traditional stigmas through education, support, and confidentiality will improve the quality and longevity of life for members and families.
Values: We value behavioral wellness of the members and families through:
Peer Support Team: Team established from rookies to veterans trained for the purpose of supporting peers through times of personal or professional crisis. These selected members are well-respected and trustworthy members. These members have all signed and agreed to uphold the confidentiality needed to provide members with the resources they desire. They can be reached at 301-600-PEER (7337), via email firstname.lastname@example.org or members can be reached using the phone numbers in the directory online.