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Census 2020 Materials NOW AVAILABLE

Here are useful tools to engage with immigrant residents on Census 2020:

Incorporate Census in ESOL class: Lesson Plan Ideas, Census Vocablary,

Help them understand the importance of Census: Frequently Asked Questions, Talking Points

Useful links to resources: Resource List



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


New and Updated Immigrant Resources for Montgomery County

* New * Montgomery County Immigrant Rights and Resources Handout   (English) (Spanish)
(additional languages coming soon) (7/11/2019)

* Updates Pending * Montgomery County's Immigration FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)  (English) (Spanish) (7/11/2019)

* Updated * 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.

Montgomery County Supports Immigrants 

Click here to 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!


​For more citizenship resources, click here .

WINTER 2020 Programs 

Check out our   new classes and programs  for Winter 2020, 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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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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Charles W. Gilchrist Immigrant Resource Center 240-777-4940
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