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

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Our donors, our clients, and our workers are the inspiration for our new philosophy and program: #HomeOnDeGrange. We’re excited to expand our services and our reach with compassion and dignity. The Frederick community and its needs are the core at everything we do at Religious Coalition, and we hope to keep growing with you – our donors, our partners and our clients – in order to make Frederick a great place to live for every one of its citizens. This is our home. Let’s make it better together.

Upcoming Event

Faith Partners’ Breakfast

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 • 8:00am - 9:30am

This gathering is a way for the Coalition to express gratitude for the support our local houses of worship provides to our organization!
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From the Blog

Newsletter: Winter 2018

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We cannot do what we do without the love and support of our community that keeps the most vulnerable warm, stable and hopeful.

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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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