November is Homeless Awareness Month in Frederick County
The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has many programs and services to help meet the needs of many underprivileged folks in Frederick. The many programs that the provide for immediate needs, like food and shelter. See more on the Religious Coalition Frederick County website.
Food Banks: Food assistance is provided through a network of 8 affiliated food banks throughout the county.
Housing Assistance: For those who are in danger of losing their homes, temporary financial assistance is available from government and other agencies.
Utility Bills: As utility rates continue to rise, families can receive aid.
Medical Assistance: The Religious Coalition brings together a network of providers and offers referrals to other agencies for medical care.
Homeless Shelters: The Religious Coalition operates 3 programs for the homeless:
- The Linton Emergency Shelter, open Nov. through March
- The Day Shelter, open Nov. through march
- The Exodus Project, open April through Oct. A 90-day program to break the cycle of homelessness.
HOW CAN I HELP?
As with many local non-profits that I talk to, the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has had funding cuts from the government throughout the last few years. They rely more and more on the generosity of local businesses and citizens. Here is a fun way we can support the Religious Coalition:
Friday, November 22, 2013, at the Weinberg Center for the Arts, 8 pm, a Benefit Concert with Grammy nominated, 10-time Dove Award winning singer, Jason Crabb. Reserved tickets are $15. Same-day performance tickets are $20. For more info, contact the Weinberg Center for the Performing Arts, 301-600-2828, or the Religious Coalition, 301-631-2670.
“Jason Crabb, with roots in Gospel Music, showcases his one-of-a-kind style, from driving full country tunes to R&B-infused gospel, to re-interpreted Gospel classics.”
All funds from Jason Crabb’s performance will support programs and services from the Religious Coalition.
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