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  • TNI@School

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    The goal of the Transforming Neighborhoods Initiative (TNI) is to achieve the County Executive’s Vision of a Thriving Economy, Great Schools, Safe Neighborhoods and High Quality Healthcare by targeting cross-governmental resources to neighborhoods that have significant needs.TNI@School places targeted resources in some of the schools in the TNI Neighborhoods and is designed to:(1) Remove barriers to academic success and (2) Support improved academic performance.    

    TNI@School has partnered with different organizations to provide in-school services for students and families with the greatest need. Referrals can be made for all programs to the school’s Community Resource Advocate (CRA).   

     Prince George's County Department of Social Services Programs  PGCDSS logo

    The TNI@School Community Resource Advocate Project is designed to ensure that families receive services and supports necessary to mitigate social and/or emotional issues that may negatively affect a child’s ability to attend school fully available to learn. Each TNI School has a Community Resource Advocate (CRA) on-site whose main role is to assess level of need and connect children, youth, and families to services and supports based on those identified needs. Referrals can be made by any school staff member, a student, parent/guardian or community member.

    Please see William W.  Hall Academy's Community Resource Advocate (CRA), Rusheeda Boyd, for support with any of the following programs and services   

    Family Investment and Community Services Division  

    • Food Supplement Program
    • Mission Nutrition (DSS Food Pantry)
    • Energy Assistance 
    • Medical Assistance (Medicaid/Medicare)
    • Eviction Prevention
    • Temporary Cash Assistance (TCA)
    • Emergency Assistance for Families with Children
    • Purchase of Care (Child Care Vouchers)
    • Homelessness/Shelters 
    Protective Services 
    • Child Protective Services (CPS)
    • Adult Protective Services (APS)
    • Family Preservation Services             
    Specific/Other Needs      
    Community Resources 
    • Refurbished Computers/Laptops/Printers
    • Domestic Violence Support 
    • Mentoring/Tutoring 
    • Community Food Pantries
    • School uniforms/School supplies *BASED ON LEVEL OF NEED AND SUPPLY* 
    • Eyeglasses
    • Counseling/Therapy (Parents/and or children privately or uninsured)
    • & More!            

       TNI@School Partner Program available at William W. Hall Academy 


    The Children's Guild Family Help Center - School Based Counseling and Psychiatric ServicesTCG logo  


    The Children’s Guild Family Help Center believes that one of the most important aspects of a child’s well-being is their mental health.  The Children’s Guild provides behavioral health services including individual counseling, group counseling, family counseling and medication evaluation to youth and their families. Their team of professionals, including psychiatrists and master’s level counselors, will actively involve parents, family members, caregivers and school staff in a holistic, strengths based, trauma informed therapeutic approach. The Children’s Guild counselors are trained to provide services for a multitude of reasons such as behavioral challenges, grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, social skills, and self-esteem. 

    William W. Hall Academy's Children's Guild Family Help Center Clinician, Esther Mack, LCSW-C 

    What services are provided by The Family Help Center?

    All services are provided by licensed mental health professionals.

    •  Individual, Family, and Group Therapy  
    •  Psychiatric Assessments and Medication Management 

    Services are conveniently provided within the school community and school hours 

    Home and community visits are available as needed and upon request

    The Family Help Center Provides Students Support in the Following Areas:

     Goals for counseling are individually created with each student and family.

    •  Coping with life transitions (new school year, family changes, friendship changes) 
    •  Anger management 
    •  Grief and Loss  
    •  Conflict Resolution Skills 
    •  Managing inattentive or hyperactive behavior 
    •  Worry and/or sadness and/or loss of interest in routine activities 
    •  Dealing with current or past situations that are traumatic 
    •  Supportive counseling, self-esteem building, social skills training, etc. 


    For services, programs, and resources that can support in these areas, please contact William W. Hall Academy's Community Resource Advocate (CRA), Rusheeda Boyd, RM F101 via telephone at (240)619-9917 or email at