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

2018 Back to School Supply Drive & Distribution Dates

Thursday, August 16, 2018 • 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

2018 School Supply Drive Information & Urgent Supply Needs
We Need Help With Volunteers and Supplies!
Thousands of children in Frederick County return to school and do not have the basic supplies they need.
Dates and Times of School Supply Drives for Families in Need
Dates and Times of School Supply Drives for Families in Need in SPANISH

Upcoming Event

22nd Linda Keller Delauter Memorial Golf Classic

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 • 10:30 am

Download Tournament Sponsorship Information Here
Tournament Registration Begins Early August

Upcoming Event

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Run (or Walk) for Shelter

Saturday, September 22, 2018 • 9:00am

Join Us for our 10th Anniversary Celebration!!!
Register Today at ACTIVE.com
Mail In Registration: Download Form Here

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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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