RESOURCES - Information regarding family resources

Fri, 09/11/2020 - 3:02pm

Meals will be provided at no cost to any HCPSS student, and all children 18 and under, through December 31, 2020, subject to U.S. Department of Agriculture funding availability.

The HCPSS food services program during the 2020-20201 first semester (Sept. 8, 2020-Jan. 28, 2021) will consist of Grab-and-Go meals served Monday through Friday from 8–9 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m., beginning Tuesday, September 8. Breakfast and lunch can be picked up at either meal time.

Meals will be served at all school locations, with the exception of Burleigh Manor Middle School and Hammond High School, where construction is ongoing. Students may receive meals at any location.

Full details on 2020-2021 fall meals for students, including designee forms and more.



  • Rental Assistance (Information in English, Korean & Spanish) - COVID - Housing Information - Beginning January 4, 2021, Howard County residents whose income was affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and are in need of assistance with paying past due rent, mortgage payments and/or to prevent eviction, there's help. Note, maximum assistance per household is six (6) months of housing expense and household income limits apply.
  • The Multi Service Center - Laurel
    • Updated flyer in English & Spanish
      • NEW - Added pick-up time on the 3rd Saturday morning of the month. Remaining times have stayed the same, Monday & Wednesday 12 PM to 4 PM. 


Howard County Learning Hubs (Links to an external site.) (Flyers in English & Spanish) 

  • 4 Locations - Ellicott City 50+ Center, North Laurel 50+ Center, The Bain 50+ Center (Columbia), & Oakland Mills Interfaith Center
  • Howard County Learning Hubs are facilitated by Leaders of Tomorrow Youth Center (LTYC) to provide a structured, safe environment to assist students and families with daily remote learning. Program includes:
    • Socially Distanced Structured Learning Environment
    • Virtual Learning & Homework Support
    • Arts Enrichment Classes in Visual Arts, Theatre, Creative Writing, Music & more!
    • Classes in College & Career Readiness, Social Emotional Learning, & Social Justice
    • Daily Breakfast & Lunch
    • Transportation Available!


A-OK Mentoring-Tutoring, Inc.

We are an 18-year-old nonprofit organization that provides free support for Howard County elementary and middle school students

     * What is Virtual Mentoring?

          Two friends meeting on Zoom once per week, laughing, chatting, playing games, and working on homework.

     * Who are the Mentors?

          A-OK mentors are trustworthy, on-time, and excited to support students.

     * When is Mentoring?

          Mentoring happens virtually on Wednesdays at 12pm, 4pm, or 6pm. Click here to see a 15-second clip:

Click here to register your student for a mentor from A-OK: | Have a question? Tiene una pregunta?


Towson University College of Education Tutors

We understand the impact the shift to virtual learning has had on all students, but in particular our underserved student populations. Therefore, the TU College of Education has established the COE TUtors program.

COE TUtors is a freeonline tutoring program for K-12 students in Maryland. The tutors are teacher candidates at Towson University. With support and guidance from faculty members, they will design lessons for each tutoring session based on students’ needs and will provide families with feedbackon student progress.

The program will offer:

     •tutoring in specific content areas (math, reading, writing)

     •additional support for students with exceptionalities

     •English language support

Tutoring sessions will occur weeklyand last 30-60 minutes.

All tutoring sessions will occur via Zoom. You can learn more about the policies for tutoring sessions on the COE TUtors site at

Interested families can apply for the spring semester starting on January 18. The application form will be posted on the COE TUtors site.