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Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity

The Charles W. Gilchrist Center for Cultural Diversity serves all communities in Montgomery County. Its mission is to provide an opportunity for all residents to gain a better understanding and deeper appreciation for the variety of cultures that make up our society. The Center provides an open, supportive and hospitable environment that affirms the county's multiculturalism and fosters a sense of belonging among all in our community.

The Center offers programs and services, including, but not limited to: English for Speakers of Other Languages, Citizenship Test Preparation classes, Basic Legal assistance, informational seminars on a variety of themes, informative seminars on small business development and an extensive Information and Referral system including County programs and services and community based programs and services.

Anyone wanting more information on programs and services offered or in need of information on other programs and agencies available in Montgomery County should call 240-777-4940 (Wheaton location) or 240-777-6950 (Up County location). Bilingual staff members are available (languages changes depending on staff on duty) who would be able to answer most inquiries.

The Wheaton location is open Monday to Thursday 9-1 and 5-9; Friday and Saturday 9-1.
The Up County location is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9-1. The link to the Gilchrist Center is

Montgomery County Department of Health & Human Services Information and Referral Line

(240) 777-1245, TTY (240) 777-1295
Trained information and referral (I & R) professionals are available during normal business hours to refer callers to appropriate health, human services and related agencies and programs. Multilingual staff members speak numerous languages in addition to English, currently Spanish, Chinese, Hindi and Urdu. Information & Referral staff will use the Language Line to communicate with callers in other languages.

English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) and Related Programs