What We Do

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.

History

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.

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Our Mission

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs seeks to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty on the residents of Frederick County.

2019-2020 Board of Directors

Rev. Dr. Eliezer Valentin-Castanon,

President

Ray Barnes

Vice President

Dan Schiffman

Treasurer

Shelley Aloi

Secretary


Lynette Cary

Lee Lushbaugh

Bryan Mack

Jim Olson

Rev. Beth O’Malley

C. Paul Smith

Rev. Mark Wakefield

Staff

Nick Brown
Executive Director
301-631-2670 x105
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Brenda Bell
Director, Asst. Shelter Director/Case Manager
Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter
301-631-2670 x113
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Neil Donnelly
Director of Emergency Family Shelter
301-631-2670 x111
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Catherine Dorsey
Director of Client Services
301-631-2670 x115
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Meg Kula
Director of Philanthropy
443-536-3573
301-631-2670 x117
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Kavonte Duckett
Director of Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter
301-631-2670 x118
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Sharon Florwick
Finance Manager
301-631-2670 x106
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Valarie Pearce
Client Services Controller
301-631-2670 x108
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Melanie Williams
Case Manager
301-631-2670 x116
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Konnor Roberson
Database Manager
301-631-2670 x119
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Andrew Moss
Case Manager
240-315-6303
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Zach Petrill
Case Manager
240-578-3633
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