Kids Like Us (KLU)

Growing up in a family where alcohol or other drugs are a problem often comes with unique challenges, including School Problems, Physical Illness, Behavioral Health Problems, and Substance Abuse Problems.

We are here to help.

The mission of the Kids Like Us program is to break the cycle of addiction by identifying youth impacted by familial substance abuse and engaging them in best practices of prevention in both school and community settings.  

Kids Like Us is a free, confidential counseling support program for students in grades 4 and above who are affected by the addiction or substance abuse of a close family member.  Kids Like Us is offered by the Behavioral Services Division of the Frederick County Health Department in collaboration with Frederick County Public School Counselors.  Kids Like Us has helped Frederick County youth understand and cope with family substance abuse since 1988.  

Kids Like Us is the recipient of the 2017 National Exemplary Awards for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies on behalf of the National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors, Inc.

* Kids Like Us 2019 Summer Camp Forms *

Elementary and Middle School Summer Art Adventure Camp 2019

Elementary and Middle School Summer Art Adventure Camp Spanish 2019

High School Summer Art Adventure Camp 2019

2017-2018 Collaborating Schools

Elementary Schools
Ballenger Creek * Brunswick * Carroll Manor * Deer Crossing * Emmitsburg* Glade * Lewistown * Liberty * Lincoln * Middletown * Myersville * Sabillasville * New Market * North Frederick * Oakdale * Orchard Grove * Spring Ridge * Thurmont * Tuscarora * Waverly * Walkersville * Whittier * Wolfsville * Yellow Springs
Middle Schools
Ballenger Creek * Brunswick * Crestwood * Gov. Thomas Johnson * Monocacy * New Market * Thurmont * West Frederick
High School

Summer Art Adventure Camp and Annual Public Art Show     
School-Based group participants in elementary and middle school are invited to a free, summer, art day camp program with lots of enriching and fun activities.  An annual public art show of art created at day camp is exhibited at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Education Center (September 2-24) and the Frederick County Health Department auditorium (October-April).

14th Annual Kids Like Us Art Show and Public Reception Information 

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Getting a Student Involved in KLU