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Social Services Division

Social Servces Team at MLK Middle 6.6_ed

Case Management - The UpCounty Hub has an on-site case manager to help clients access SNAP (food stamps) and other County resources such as; Childcare Scholarship, Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA), Temporary Disability Assistance Program (TDAP), Montgomery Cares/Care4Kids, Dental Service


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is a federal social program often referred to as "Food Stamps" that provides benefits to low-income individuals and families with food necessities. Those applying must meet certain requirements to be found eligible. If approved, the individual or family will be mailed an Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT-card) where designated funds for FOOD ONLY will be loaded onto the card monthly.


To be eligible for SNAP you must be: 

  • A U.S citizen 

  • A lawful permanent resident for 5 years 

  • A lawful permanent resident for any period of time with a disability 

  • A refugee or asylum seeker with refugee or asylee status 

  • ·A U.S. citizen child under 18, regardless of their parent’s citizenship status 

  • Heads of households do not need an SSN to apply for SNAP benefits for others in their household. 

  • As of January 16, 2021, students who are considered “half-time” by their educational institutions qualify for SNAP until the end of the public health emergency if they:  

  • Are eligible to participate in state or federally financed work study during the regular school year.  

  • They have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 in the current academic year (based on the FAFSA- Free Application for Federal Student Aid). 

  • Meet one of the qualifying SNAP eligibility requirements stated above. 

Social Services Division Team:

Yosselyn Rodriguez, Director of Programs

Stephanie Rordrigues, Case Manager

Karey Bell, Montgomery County Health & Human Services Navigator

Emily Devereux, Social Services Administrative Assistant

Interested in finding out more or exploring what you might be eligible for?

Contact our Case Manager, Stephanie Rodriguez at

We are located within the Upcounty Regional Services Center in our own dedicated Social Services Suite. 

Social Services Division

The Upcounty Hub

12900 Middlebrook Rd, Suite 1400

Germantown, MD 20874

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