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.

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Adopt a Night Angel


You would look good in a halo!

As an Adopt A Night Angel, you can sponsor the Alan P. Linton, Jr., Emergency Shelter’s 80 beds for a night, a week or a month. A sponsorship of $800 a night (just $10 per person) helps to support the important, life-saving services it provides to homeless adults.

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Upcoming Event

Emergency Shelter Volunteer Training Session


Tuesday, October 4, 2016 • 7:00pm-8:00pm

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From the Blog

2015 Report to the Community


We are humbled to share with you our 2015 Report to the Community which is such a modest snapshot of our accomplishments last year. This year marks our 35th year of serving those in need in Frederick County.

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

1,329

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

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Emergency Shelter

272

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

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Healthcare

306

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

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