ERIC Number: ED152634
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Montgomery County Commission for Women, 1976 Annual Report.
Montgomery County Commission for Women, Rockville, MD.
This annual report cites activities of the Montgomery County Commission for Women during 1976 which aimed at decreasing sex discrimination practices and serving women's social needs. The document is presented in six sections. Section I presents an overview of the counseling and information services provided by the Commission in areas such as credit, housing, health care, drug and alcohol abuse, legal services, employment, child care, child custody, and domestic law. Section II presents a directory of commission and staff members. Section III summarizes reports of the Commission's committees on economics, education, and law and legislative action. The committees' objectives were to improve the economic environment for women in Montgomery County, assist school systems in assuring non-discriminatory hiring practices, and support nondiscriminatory legislation. Section IV describes activities of the Commission staff in areas of community interaction, research, reporting, and public relations. Section V lists 1977 commission publications. Section VI, the bulk of the report, describes the background, objectives, organization, and programs of A Woman's Place (AWP), the Commission's resource and activity center. Since its creation in 1976, the AWP has handled requests for employment and career counseling for over 6,000 clients, and offered support groups and courses to 1,000 persons. In addition, commissioners and staff have given speeches and conducted workshops for over 2,000 Montgomery County residents. An appendix concludes the document. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Annual Reports, Civil Liberties, Community Support, Counseling Services, County Programs, Divorce, Drug Addiction, Equal Facilities, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Financial Support, Guidance Centers, Laws, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Sex Discrimination, Skill Development, Social Change, Social Influences, Social Problems
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery County Commission for Women, Rockville, MD.
Note: Appendices D, G-K may not reproduce clearly due to poor type density in original document