What We Do

Our mission is to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty by responding to the emergency needs of the citizens of Frederick County.

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.

What's Happening

From the Blog

Nick Brown Named Executive Director

After a wide-ranging search conducted by Manpower beginning in December 2016 and with the affirmation of the Board of Directors of the Religious Coalition of Emergency Human Needs, we have agreed that Mr. Nick Brown, who has served as Director of Programs and Client Services for the past seven years, should be the new Executive Director.

Upcoming Event

2017 Back to School Supply Drive & Distribution Dates

Monday, August 14, 2017 • 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

2017 School Supply Drive Information & Urgent Supply Needs
We Need Help With Volunteers and Supplies!
Thousands of children in Frederick County return to school and do not have the basic supplies they need. We are excited to be part the county wide effort which provides thousands of children in Frederick County with back to school supplies. Last year, our school supply drive for the Frederick City feeder schools gave over 1,300 children the supplies they needed to start school.
Dates and Times of School Supply Drives for Families in Need
Dates and Times of School Supply Drives for Families in Need in SPANISH
Following times are still available:

8 a.m. – Noon
Noon – 4 p.m
4 p.m. – 8 p.m.


Upcoming Event

21st Linda Keller Delauter Memorial Golf Classic

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 • 10:30 am

Download Tournament Sponsorship Information Here
Tournament Registration Begins Early August

From the Blog

2017 Unity Campaign

Coming Soon: The 2017 Unity Campaign
September 13-24, 2017

From the Blog

Spring 2017 Newsletter

Faithful individuals, houses of worship, businesses and foundations continue to reaffirm the mission of the Religious Coalition as a trusted and reliable community ministry that seeks to meet the emergency needs of individuals and families in Frederick County who are challenged by any number of life circumstances.

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The Religious Coalition Videos

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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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