What We Do

We 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

Upcoming Event

Generosity Workshop-How To Create a Culture of Generosity

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 • 5:00 pm -7:00 pm

Pastors, Pastoral Staff, and Church Leaders are cordially invited to join us for this FREE workshop.
Workshop will  empower pastors and leaders to create a culture of generosity in the church that is both sustainable and contagious.
For more information CLICK HERE

From the Blog

Winter 2019 Newsletter

Our mission is keeping people in their homes, keeping homeless families together, and providing medications and
other emergency services takes support from the entire community…Read  Our Winter 2019 Newsletter Here

From the Blog

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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