Corona Virus Update:

As of Monday, March 16 The Coalition’s Client Service Office will be closed until the State of Emergency is lifted.

IMPORTANT: Our adult shelter and family shelter are both still open and operational.

Our Mission

We seek to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty on the residents of Frederick County.  

Since 1981, The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has been providing safety and shelter for the homeless.  By offering case management, we provide support and resources to help our homeless population become self-sufficient. For those most at risk of homelessness, assistance is available to help them in maintaining and securing stable housing.  Our programs like After the Storm and Welcome Home help people create and sustain their homes.  We work to support all household needs by providing energy assistance to help keep the heat and lights on while our healthcare programs are utilized to provide access to prescription and dental assistance.

Making A Difference

The Coalition is here ensuring that the battle against homelessness and poverty is not futile. We continuously strive to be the solution. The Religious Coalition has been the leading provider of emergency shelter and supporting services since 1981. We seek to be the final step to help families and individuals put homelessness behind them.

Emergency Family Shelter


Homeless families were provided immediate support, stability and safety.

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Emergency Shelter


Safe nights of shelter were provided to more than 406 homeless adults 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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