INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY
Winter Growth operates centers in both Howard and Montgomery Counties and weather conditions often vary between the two.
If there is a snow or ice event, please ensure that both your sidewalk and driveway are safe for walking. It is important that the path on which participants will walk is cleared before the driver’s arrival. The drivers may need extra help from you to walk your participant to and from the van if the walkway is wet. They have been instructed not to walk participants over ice or other extremely hazardous areas.
When County Schools open two hours late
Winter Growth vans will leave one hour late and travel time will likely be slower, delaying pick-up times.
When County Schools are closed due to weather
Winter Growth will determine if the day program is OPEN based on current driving conditions and this decision will be posted on Winter Growth’s website in the Announcements section on the Calendars & Info page.
IF the Day Program is closed
We still have staff on-site to care for your loved one. Call the Center to inform staff that you will be transporting your family member for the day. Current hourly respite rates will be charged.
Winter Growth as a recipient of federal financial assistance has a non-discrimination policy as required by Section 601 of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Age Discrimination Act of 1975. Specifically, that policy states that no person will on the grounds of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, ancestry, or disability, be excluded from participation in, be denied benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination in the provision of any care, service, or employment. This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
If you believe you have been subjected to unequal treatment because of race, color, or national origin, then you have a right to file a formal complaint.
Complaints may be filed within one hundred-eighty (180) days following the date of the alleged discriminatory action. Requests for more information or complaints may be submitted to Human Resources by mail (18110 Prince Philip Drive, Olney, MD 20832), telephone (410-964-9616), or email.