Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter Program

Emergency shelter for homeless adults

The Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter is an 88-bed facility that offers homeless adults a safe place to sleep, shower, and receive laundry assistance.  The shelter is the largest in Frederick County and is open 365 days a year.  We provide case management for residents so that they may set up a plan to find secure housing.

Emergency Family Shelter Program

Emergency shelter for homeless families with children

The Emergency Family Shelter provides a place of stability for families experiencing hardships due to homelessness and poverty.  In partnership with houses of worship, we offer a safe place for families to sleep.  Our day site offers a place where families can cook meals, do laundry, and look for jobs as they work to transition out of homelessness.

Beyond Shelter Embracing the Path Home

In 2019, The Religious Coalition purchased a vacant farmhouse at 7516 Hayward Road from the City of Frederick. This farmhouse will serve as the new home for the Emergency Family Shelter.  With over 9,000 square feet, this property will allow a comprehensive, single-site shelter program, offering the stability that families experiencing homelessness need. Conveniently located, our new Emergency Family Shelter will provide temporary housing and supportive services to up to 50 of our neighbors in dire need every day of the week, around the clock. This will bolster our ability to meet needs as they arise.

The Hayward Road property:

  • Provides a more stable environment
  • Lessens the adverse effects homelessness has on children
  • Features expanded capacity
  • Will host centralized support services

To learn more about how you can support the Beyond Shelter Campaign and recognition benefits, call Meg Kula, Director of Philanthropy at 301-631-2670 x117.



If you or someone you know needs emergency shelter, please call 301-631-2670.

To determine eligibility for services, download and complete the client intake application.



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