Founded in 1981, the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has been providing those most at risk in our community with emergency shelter for homeless adults and families, healthcare assistance to the uninsured, utility assistance, homeless prevention programs and food assistance through local food banks.
With programs that directly support men, women and children, our organization works to eradicate homelessness in Frederick County.
We partner with other service providers and the faith community to bring aid, awareness and attention of these social issues to our community and our legislators.
Simply put, we provide the most basic human needs all with God’s love and compassion to our neighbors in need.
In 1981, local churches were called upon to assume a greater role in providing services to the needy and because of the biblical mandate to serve those in need. The churches in Frederick County answered this call and created The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. The Coalition has expanded to become the largest source of emergency financial assistance in Frederick County outside of local government.