Making A Difference

Since 1981, the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has been providing Frederick County residents neighbors in need with emergency shelter and emergency financial assistance for homeless prevention, healthcare and food.

The Religious Coalition is the leading provider of emergency shelter for homeless adults and families and the point of entry for homeless prevention in Frederick County. We are the leading provider of emergency financial assistance outside of the local government.

 The Coalition partners with the community in conducting food drives, encouraging volunteerism and advocate for support for those in need of shelter, food and healthcare. Please join us in making a difference in Frederick County.

Food Banks


Families, each month, rely on the services of our affiliated local food banks to feed their family.

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Emergency Shelter


Homeless adults were provided emergency shelter at the Alan P. Linton, Jr., Emergency Shelter.

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Individuals with chronic health conditions were provided life-saving prescriptions.

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What's Happening


From the Blog

Newsletter: November 2015

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Feature Story: Emergency Family Shelter program celebrates one year anniversary!

The Religious Coalition

Our Mission

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs is an organization comprised of people of faith committed to making our faith real through acts of compassion that manifest God’s caring presence. We coordinate donations of time, talent, money, food and other resources to meet the urgent needs of people of Frederick County. The Coalition works toward a more just and compassionate society.