Angels Have the Power to Change Lives
Image what life would be like if you didn’t have a place to sleep safely and comfortably each night. Poverty, lack of housing and jobs, illness, an accident, mental health issues, domestic violence and addiction … there are so many reasons people find themselves without a permanent home. Many of these individuals are veterans who served our country, and yet the homeless are too often criminalized. 60% of those using shelter services work, but can’t cover the simple necessities and don’t have a place to call home. What they need is compassion and support from community members like you through the Adopt A Night Angel program.
Be a Guardian Angel and Part of the Solution
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 bed) helps to support the important, life-saving services it provides to homeless adults.
A Bed for Tonight and Hope for Tomorrow
“The best bridge between despair and hope is a good night’s sleep.”
— E. Joseph Cossman
Without the programs and hard work of The Religious Coalition, the number of homeless in our community would double quickly. By sponsoring the shelter you assure that those less fortunate will have a safe refuge when they need it. Our staff and volunteers make each person feel welcome and provide a variety of services including:
- a warm bed
- a hot shower
- hot or cold beverage
- snack item
- laundry services
- personal hygiene items
- help finding permanent housing
- help fining employment
- case management services
It Takes a Flock of Angels
“If we were all like angels, the world would be a heavenly place.”
— Author Unknown
Adopt A Night Angels are businesses and individuals like you who open their hearts to help make our community a better place to live. Not everyone has the funds to do this on their own, so often groups of co-workers, teams, club and organization members or families get together to sponsor a night. A sponsorship is a meaningful way to honor birthdays, anniversaries, holidays and special occasions, and is especially significant when given in memorium.
Check our real-time Adopt a Night Calendar to see dates available or call Sara Ryan at 301-631-2670 X117.
You’d Look Good in a Halo
“The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people.”
— Eric Honeycutt
And you’ll feel good, too, knowing you are having a direct personal impact in helping those in need. As an Adopt A Night Angel you’ll be recognized:
- on an “Angel of the Night” display at the shelter
- in a monthly donor ad in the Frederick News Post
- on our website
- in print materials including our annual report
- on our Facebook page and Twitter feed
- with a badge to display on your own social media
About the Alan P. Linton, Jr., Emergency Shelter
- Operates 7 days a week, 365 days from 6:30 p.m. to 6:30 a.m.
- Open to Frederick County residents
- Welcomes homeless men and women age 18 and older
- Provides close to 25,000 safe nights of shelter annually
- Counts on the support of more than 450 volunteers
- Founded in 1981 by a coalition of Frederick’s houses of worship*
- Is the largest year-round shelter in Frederick County
*The Alan P. Linton, Jr., Emergency Shelter is operated by The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. It’s open to all people in need, regardless of beliefs.