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County Executive's Customer Service Commitment

"Montgomery County Government is committed to providing exceptional service to our many diverse communities, residents and businesses. I encourage you to contact me if you feel that you have not received excellent service, or have compliments or other comments related to the service you received from your county government."

-Marc Elrich, Montgomery County Executive

Click here to email County Executive Marc Elrich

Operations update: Effective December 22, 2021, our physical offices are closed until further notice. 
All winter 2022 classes will be online and our Information and Referral service is available by phone at 240-777-4940. 

 

The Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center is Here to Serve You during COVID-19.

We have created a multiligual flyer about our services during the pandemic in seven languages.
Please share with your friends, family, colleagues and clients. You can download the flyer here.

Click here to view a video on Gilchrist Center's services AND how to use Montgomery County's COVID-19 website. Click here for the Powerpoint Presentation.

We're HIRING! See position information HERE. Please share!

5 TO 11-YEAR OLDS CAN NOW GET VACCINATED FOR COVID-19

See flyers in seven languages below for more details
   Amharic    Chinese   English    French     Korean     Spanish     Vietnamese

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS FOCUSED ON RELIEF EFFORTS FOR HAITI AND SUPPORT FOR AFGHAN REFUGEES

See spreadsheet of local organizations that are focused on helping in Haiti and assisting Afghan refugees. Note that requests and efforts change regularly. Please check websites linked in spreadsheet for updates.

 

THE GILCHRIST CENTER STANDS IN SOLIDARITY WITH AAPI COMMUNITIES AND OFFERS RESOURCES TO COMBAT HARASSMENT AND ACTS OF HATE

Click here to read the response from Montgomery County officials to the rise of hate crimes on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Click here for a list of Resources for the Asian Community Facing Hate and Violence. (Information is available in English, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese)

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

New and Updated Immigrant Resources for Montgomery County

* Updated * Montgomery County's Immigration FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)  ( English ) (Spanish: coming soon ) (3/5/2020)

Montgomery County Immigrant Rights and Resources Handout  (English- updated 2/12/2021) (Spanish)
(additional languages coming soon) (7/11/2019)

Montgomery County Immigration Legal Service Providers List  (7/10/2019)

Emergency Family File (English) (Spanish/Español). A useful tool to keep track of your family's important information so you can be prepared for any emergency.  By Montgomery County Health and Human Services.

See information on Immigration Legal Service Providers, Resources on How to Prepare for ICE Raids, Immigration FAQs, and More

Montgomery County Supports Immigrants

Read the Joint Statement from County Executive Marc Elrich and Council President Nancy Navarro on Immigrant Support.  Also available in Spanish.

Visit One of Our Citizenship Corners!

Visit one of our Countywide Citizenship Corners to obtain information on how to become a citizen!

 

See more citizenship resources

WINTER 2022 Programs 

Check out our  new classes and programs  for Winter 2022 (offered online), as well as offerings from our community partner organizations.

Maryland REAL ID 

To get information on REAL ID in Maryland, visit the MVA website or view this helpful video for information (to view subtitles in different languages, click on Settings, select "Subtitles/CC," then select "Auto-Translate," and choose a language).

Quick Start Guide

Quick Start Guide for Immigrants in Montgomery County, MD

In a quick glance, the "Quick Start Guide for Immigrants in Montgomery County, MD" offers the top resources immigrants and newcomers may need when getting started in Montgomery County. The guide is available in  EnglishSpanish ( Español),  French ( Français),  Korean ( 한국어),  Chinese ( 中文),  Vietnamese ( Tiếng Việt), and  Amharic ( አማርኛ). 

About Us

The Gilchrist Center is Montgomery County's official welcome center for immigrants and newcomers.

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Programs

The Gilchrist Center offers a variety of programs and services to the Montgomery County community.

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Resources and Publications

Links to useful community resources and service providers that will meet your needs.

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