Frederick County’s Homeless Families
Advocates for Homeless Families is a non-profit in Frederick County that has a remarkable vision and history, with 20 years of success in providing housing and supportive services to those in great need. Through their FAMILIES FORWARD program, and the Transitional Housing program, many people have broken the cycle of homelessness. Their success in keeping people off the streets and moving toward stability and independence is stellar.
As Christmas approaches, they have a campaign underway, that if successfully funded, will safely house 15 homeless families, by giving them a hand-up.
This 10 minute video tells the Advocate story:
The 2014 Point-In-Time Survey revealed some startling statistics: There are 246 homeless people in Frederick County. 105 families, 64 children. Of these people, 170 have either severe mental illnesses, physical disabilities, chronic health problems, or a combination of these. And 27 people are domestic violence survivors.
At this time of year, when many of us are baking cookies and wrapping presents, it’s quite disturbing that this many people don’t have a home to bake, wrap or celebrate the season.
This year, your monetary gift will be matched by a generous grant from the Ausherman Family Foundation. You can donate online at www.AFHF88.org, or you can print out this flyer, and mail your check to the address at the bottom.