Community Referrals


ASSISTANCE FOR BASIC NEEDS
(Housing, Food, Clothing, Etc.)
 
Advocates for Homeless Families
 216 Abrecht Place
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-2003
http://www.afhf88.org
 
Advocates for Homeless Families empowers motivated one and two parent families to break the cycle of homelessness. Participating families achieve success through a structured 2-year program of education, housing, and extensive support services. Primary programs are Families Forward, for families at risk of homelessness who reside in their own homes, and Transitional Housing, for previously homeless families who reside in one of 14 scattered-site housing units. Advocates offers, among other services, weekly one-on-one case management, life skills workshops, referrals, and support groups.
 
 
Angel Food Ministry
 467 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-401-8719
http://www.dottiewilsonministries.org
 
Angel Food is a food program that is open to anyone who wants to save money on their grocery bill. A unit of food can be purchased from the web site for $31.00, and the specials are $18.00-$28.00. There is no limit on the amount you can purchase. They even take food stamps/EBT cards (you must come and sign for your order). You pick up your orders on the 2nd or 3rd Saturday of the month at 467 West Patrick Street, Suite 12 in Frederick between 8:00a.m.- 9:00a.m. Dates are on the website.
 
 
Birthright of Frederick
216 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-0111
800-550-4900 hotline
http://www.birthright.org
 
Provides free pregnancy testing, free counseling, 24-hour hotline, referrals, maternity clothes, and baby's needs at no cost.


Care Net Pregnancy Center
707 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-5300
800-395-HELP
http://www.frederickpregnancy.com
 
Care Net is a Christ centered organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering women and men in the greater Frederick area to make a positive choice for life. They provide free pregnancy tests; free limited obstetrical ultrasounds; options counseling provided by trained professionals; post abortion support; community information and referrals; and material assistance (i.e., diapers, toiletries, infant and children's clothing, car seats, strollers, etc.) via participation in their Earn While You Learn enrichment class program. Classes in the area of pregnancy and childbirth, parenting skills, decision-making, and life skills are all available. All services are free, confidential, and available to anyone.


Catoctin Pregnancy Center
502 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1168
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-3391
800-492-5530 emergency line
 
Non-profit, pro-life facility offering referrals and material assistance including children's clothing to size 5, maternity clothing, furniture, assistance with emergency housing situations, emergency formula, and diapers. These services are available to anyone who is pregnant and/or has a child under the age of 5. They also offer pregnancy testing and post abortion counseling. All services are free.
 
 
City of Frederick Department of Planning
140 West Patrick Street
Municipal Office Annex
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2842
http://www.cityoffrederick.com
 
The City of Frederick Department of Planning is a local administrative agency for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) Special Loan Programs, which can include rehabilitation loans to owners of rental property of 1 to 4 units. These loans from DHCD are known as sponsor loans and can be made to nonprofit or for-profit owners. Once a unit has been rehabilitated under this program, there will be income limit requirements for the tenant and caps on the rent that can be charged.

The City of Frederick Department of Planning can assist qualified low-income homeowners with loans for rehabilitation. There are no application fees. Participants must own and reside in the home. There are income limits for participation and underwriting criteria for evaluating applications.
Maryland DHCD also has a Lead Hazard Reduction Grant and Loan Program for both single family owner-occupied homes and rental properties of one to 100 units. The City of Frederick Department of Community Development will assist property owners who wish to apply for these grants or loans.
Sold on Frederick II provides assistance to income-eligible first-time homebuyers in Frederick City.
Community Development Block Grant second mortgage loans for up to $15,000 can help cover down payment and closing.
 

Clothes Closet
Faith Baptist Church
2212 Jefferson Pike
Knoxville, MD 21758
301-834-7755
 
Offers a free clothes closet for anyone in need.
 
 
Thurmont United Methodist Church
13880 Long Road
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-4511
 
Provides clothing, coats, shoes, bedding, towels and curtains to ever-changing families.


Dorcas House
Sure Fellowship Church
P.O. Box 630
Frederick, MD 21705
301-845-9870
http://www.sureministry.com
 
Dorcas House is an affordable housing home for working, low-income single parent families and individuals in transition, designed to meet the needs of the community by supporting the Affordable Housing Initiative of Frederick County and to assist individuals in becoming self-sufficient. They provide affordable housing with a month-to-month lease option which includes utilities and a fully furnished home for residents for six months up to a year. During that time, they provide services to ensure successful, independent living. They are a faith-based organization.


Food and Friends
 
219 Riggs Road N.E.
Washington, DC 20011
202-269-2277
http://www.foodandfriends.org
 
Food and Friends prepares, packages, and delivers medically appropriate meals and groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS and other life challenging illnesses such as breast, colon, and lung cancer. To be eligible for services, applicant must have a qualifying illness, a compromised nutritional status, and inability to prepare their own meals. Food & Friends serves Frederick County.
 

 
FOOD BANKS
 
Brunswick Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
Bethany House
111 1st Avenue
Brunswick, MD 21716
301-834-9718
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
 

Emmitsburg Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
502 East Main Street
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
kellyphy@comcast.net
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
Frederick Food Bank
 

Emergency Food Assistance Program
Frederick Community Action Agency
14 East All Saints Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1506
301-600-6263
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
   

Glade Valley Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
21 Frederick Street
Walkersville, MD 21793
301-845-4229
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
 

Jefferson Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
St. Paul Lutheran Church
3866 Jefferson Pike
Jefferson, MD 21755
301-834-7020
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
 

Knoxville Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
Mt. Zion AME Church
202 Jefferson Pike
Knoxville, MD 21758
301-834-7221
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
 
 
Middletown Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
301 West Main Street
Middletown, MD 21769
301-371-3182
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
 
 
Thurmont Food Bank
Emergency Food Assistance Program
St. John’s Lutheran Church
15 North Church Street
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-4554
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/tefap
 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program is the combined effort of the State of Maryland Department of Human Resources and Frederick County Government. Eight (8) food banks currently operate within Frederick County to distribute food to families in emergency situations. Food assistance is available to any Frederick County resident who is in need. Please call the numbers above for food bank hours.
 
 
 
FOOD PANTRIES
 
Bread of Life Community Kitchen
Food Pantries
Frederick Rescue Mission
419 West South Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-695-6633
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
 
 
Faith Reformed Presbyterian Church
Food Pantries
8158 Yellow Springs Road
Frederick, MD 21702
301-662-0662
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
  
 
Grace Brethren Church
Food Pantries
5102 Old National Pike
Frederick, MD 21702
301-473-4337
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
 
 
Mt. Airy Net
Food Pantries
Calvary United Methodist Church
403 North Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
301-829-0472
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
 
 
Pantry on the Go
Food Pantries
Faith Baptist Church
2212 Jefferson Pike
Knoxville, MD 21758
301-834-9718
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
 
 
Second Street and Hope, Inc.
Food Pantries
8 West 2nd Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-620-1001
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
  
 
South End Baptist Church
Food Pantries
506 Carrollton Drive
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-4347
*emergency only, non-perishable food items available
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
 
 
St. Peter the Apostle Roman Catholic Church
Food Pantries
9201A Church Street
Libertytown, MD 21762
301-898-5111
*targets a radius of 15 miles from Libertytown
 
Provides food, as available, to anyone calling for help. Call the number listed for arrangements prior to pick-up.
 
 
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
Through a wide array of programs and services, the Frederick Community Action Agency (FCAA) provides food, shelter, medical care, transportation, housing, and other forms of assistance to help families and individuals that are lower-income or homeless. See index for a complete listing of Frederick Community Action Agency programs.
  
 
Case Management Services
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
FCAA case managers work one-on-one with lower income families and individuals to help them obtain a wide-range of services and assistance including public benefits, legal assistance, affordable housing, and other resources.
 

FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES
 
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-6263
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
The FCAA operates a Foodbank Program that provides a 3 to 5 day supply of food to families that are facing an economic crisis and cannot afford to buy groceries. The agency also operates a Soup Kitchen that serves an evening meal from 5:30p.m.-6:30p.m., 7 evenings a week. FCAA also operates the Summer Food Service Program which provides a free lunchtime meal to children age 18 and younger and targets low-income children who receive free or reduced-price lunches during the school year. The nutritious and balanced meals are served Monday through Friday during the months of June, July, and August.
 
 
 
HOMEBUYER EDUCATION CLASSES
 
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-3966
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
The FCAA offers Homebuyer Education Classes on a regular basis to assist first-time homebuyers that are working to purchase their own home or to better understand the process of obtaining a mortgage. Families that graduate from the Homebuyer Education Program often benefit from follow-up counseling on an individual basis with an FCAA Housing Counselor. Families and adults in need of housing counseling for first-time homebuyers are eligible for these classes. This program is located at 121 South Market Street, Frederick.
  
 
Housing Counseling Services
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-3966
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
The FCAA is a HUD-Approved Housing Counseling Agency and provides pre-purchase, default, reverse mortgage, and rental housing counseling for renters, homeowners and first-time homebuyers. Families and adults in need of housing counseling services such as mortgage default counseling, reverse mortgage counseling, or first-time homebuyer education are eligible for these services. This program is located at 121 South Market Street, Frederick.
 
 
Housing First Program
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
The Housing First Program provides subsidized permanent housing to people who need it most – chronically homeless, disabled individuals that are literally living on the streets. With funding from HUD and other resources, the FCAA has established seven (7) scattered-site Housing First units; supportive services like case management are provided by FCAA staff. This program is located at 121 South Market Street, Frederick.
 
 
Housing Rehabilitation Program
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
Utilizing funds from a variety of resources, the FCAA provides small grants (usually less than $10,000) to lower-income homeowners to address emergency and/or health and safety repairs in owner-occupied housing. This program is located at 121 South Market Street, Frederick.
 
 
 
OUTREACH AND TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
 
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-3967
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
FCAA outreach workers and other staff perform outreach services to local shelters, streets, woods, and other areas where homeless people can be found. Staff members strive to meet people who are homeless, familiarize them with available resources, and build trusting relationships. On weekdays, the FCAA operates a free van run that transports people to a variety of human service agencies located around Frederick City. 
 
 
PATH Project
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-3995
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
The federally funded PATH Project provides case management, outreach, and transportation services to people who are homeless and have a serious mental illness. PATH Project staff work closely with therapists and psychiatrists from other agencies to ensure adequate access to mental health treatment services for homeless people.
 
 
Service-Linked Housing Program
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
Provides case management and outreach services to lower-income renters and homeowners residing in permanent housing.
 
 
Transitional Housing and Homeless Services 
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
The FCAA operates a wide range of services to assist families and individuals that are homeless including a 31-bed transitional shelter that provides transitional housing and a wide range of supportive services for homeless families and physically disabled adults.
 
 
Weatherization Assistance Program 
Frederick Community Action Agency
100 South Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-2070
301-600-1506
http://www.cityoffrederick.com/fcaa
 
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) provides home weatherization services for income-eligible households living in Frederick County. The family may rent or own their home, but renters must obtain landlord permission. Households eligible for weatherization must meet income and other eligibility criteria.
 
 
Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development
520 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1061
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/housing
 
Under the guidance of the Affordable Housing Council, the Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development is committed to providing a range of safe and affordable housing choices for Frederick County Residents, with an emphasis on serving low to moderate income and special needs populations.
 
 
Bell Court
Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development
520 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1061
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/housing
 
Provides affordable housing for the elderly. Bell Court consists of 28 1-bedroom units in Woodsboro, Maryland. Tenants must be age 62 or older and/or handicapped/disabled, and meet income eligibility. Vacancies occur only about 1/year, so waiting list is slow-moving.
 
 
Frederick County Minimum Livability Code for Renters
Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development
520 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1061
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/housing
 
Establishes a local housing code that sets minimum property maintenance standards for rental housing in Frederick County. Eligible properties are rental units located in Frederick County, excluding Frederick City. Inspections are made on a complaint basis and only rental properties are involved. The tenant or owner may file a complaint.
 
 
 
HOMEBUYER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development
520 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-1061
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/housing
 
The HOME Initiatives program provides down payment/closing cost assistance loans to income eligible, first time homebuyers. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and meet eligibility requirements. A Lender must submit the application for the applicant.
  
 
Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program
Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development
520 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-3504
301-600-1061
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/housing
 
Provides tenant-based rental assistance for income/program eligible persons on private market rentals (not public housing). There is typically a waiting period of several years.
 
  
Rental Allowance Program
Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development
520 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-3504
301-600-1061
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/housing
 
Provides short-term assistance (up to six months) to renters working towards self-sufficiency who meet program requirements for housing need, financial situation, household, and income.
  
 
State and Federal Rehabilitation Programs
Frederick County Department of Housing and Community Development
520 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-3504
301-600-1061
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/housing
 
Assists qualified homeowners in Frederick County with preservation and improvements to their properties, by bringing them up to applicable building codes and standards. The Emergency Loan Program is available countywide to income eligible homeowners who have minor emergency repair needs. These funds are distributed as low cost loan repayments, or deferred loans, depending upon the individual circumstances. State Special Loan Programs include various types of loan programs to assist low-income residents with major home repairs and lead paint issues.
  
 
Frederick County Department of Social Services
Family Investment

100 East All Saints Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-600-4575
http://www.fcdss.info
 
Provides assistance benefits for Food Stamps, Temporary Cash Assistance, Medical Assistance and Energy Assistance Programs. Customers may apply in person, or may apply online at http://www.marylandsail.org or through the agency's web site. Customers applying online must provide a valid mailing address and daytime telephone number and will be sent a letter with the date and time for a telephone interview. Customers applying in person will have a face-to-face interview. Customers with a utility cut off notice must apply in person and bring their cut off notice with them. See index for a complete listing of Frederick County Department of Social Services programs.
 
 
Frederick County Health Department
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Community Health Services

350 Montevue Lane
Frederick, MD 21702
301-600-2507
http://www.mdwic.org
http://www.frederickcountymd.gov/healthdept
 
The Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program is a federally funded health & nutrition program for women (pregnant, post-partum, breastfeeding) and infants & children under 5 years of age. WIC provides health screenings, nutrition education, breastfeeding counseling and support, and nutritious food packages worth approximately $50 per person per month. See index for a complete listing of Frederick County Health Department programs.
 
 
Frederick Rescue Mission
419 West South Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-695-6633
http://www.therescuemission.org
 
The Frederick Rescue Mission is a Christ-centered ministry that provides a long term residential program to the chemically addicted, food to the hungry, and clothing and furniture to the needy.
 
 
Beacon House 
Frederick Rescue Mission
419 West South Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-695-6633
http://www.therescuemission.org
 
Transitional housing consisting of a 12-month residential Changed Life Recovery Program for men dedicated to overcome the life domination destruction of alcohol and drug addiction.
 
 
Bread of Life Community Kitchen
Frederick Rescue Mission
419 West South Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-695-6633
http://www.therescuemission.org
 
Serves nutritious breakfast and lunch meals to the community every day. They also offer free bread, pastries, and other food items available to the public during lunch times. Emergency food boxes are available to all individuals and families every 30 days. All of these services are available at no cost.
 
 
Rescued Treasures Voucher Program
Frederick Rescue Mission
419 West South Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-695-6633
http://www.therescuemission.org
 
Provides quality free clothing and furniture, as available based on inventory, to individuals and families. Referrals are accepted from the Religious Coalition and Frederick Community Action Agency, but are not required for service.
 
 
Glade Valley Community Services
Walkersville, MD
301-845-4229
 
Has limited emergency financial assistance available to Walkersville area residents.
 
 
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc.
400 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-0622
http://www.gimv.org
 
Sells used clothing, household items and furniture; provides loan of used assistance devices such as wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, and adult potty chairs. (See complete description of services under the heading "Special Populations Services: Services for Those with Physical, Emotional, or Intellectual Disability.")
 
 
Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD
2 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-698-2449
http://www.frederickhabitat.org
 
Habitat for Humanity builds simple, decent, and affordable new homes and renovates older ones for families in need of affordable housing. The donations of money and in-kind contributions from individuals, corporations, organizations, and churches help pay for the homes built primarily with volunteer labor. Habitat forms a partnership with families based on their housing need, a willingness to partner, and an ability to repay the loan. Habitat sells the homes with a zero interest, 20 to 30 year mortgage to families who qualify and who agree to complete between 300 and 500 hours of sweat equity. Mortgage payments go into a general fund used to build more homes.
 
 
Habitat ReStore
Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County, MD
622 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-2988
http://www.frederickhabitat.org
 
The Habitat For Humanity ReStore is a non-profit retail outlet specializing in the sale of quality new and used building materials, home furnishings and appliances at 50 to 70% off retail prices. Proceeds from the ReStore are used to further Habitat Frederick's mission to build simple, decent affordable homes for deserving county residents in need. ReStore also helps our environment by helping to reduce the amount of usable building materials and appliances that would otherwise go into local landfills.
  
 
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Housing Authority of the City of Frederick
209 Madison Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-8173
301-682-3493 (Home Ownership Programs)
http://www.hacfrederick.org
 
The program is dedicated to providing decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing for low and moderate income families and individuals. The Housing Authority administers a Section 8 Rental Assistance program and owns and manages approximately 300 public housing units in Frederick. For both programs, the amount of rent paid by the participant is based on adjusted gross income.
 
The Housing Authority of the City of Frederick also offers many programs to assist residents in their efforts to succeed in work and school, including programs for children which help support and celebrate academic success. Also offered is a Home Ownership program. This program helps prepare participants for successful home ownership, including credit repair, budgeting, and participation in first time home buyer programs.
 
 
Interfaith Housing Alliance
731 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-4225
http://www.interfaithhousing.org
 
IHA provides a broad range of affordable rental opportunities including family and senior housing. Frederick properties include Weinberg House a 62+ community and Natelli Manor apartments. Properties include amenities such as Community Rooms, on site laundry, outdoor recreation areas, and convenient locations to public transportation, shopping and doctors. IHA also offer supportive services. IHA offers Financial Education through our Housing First Program which provides group and one-on-one training on budgeting and personal financial management strategies for seniors, families (including their children) and individuals, as well as the target population of the agencies with whom IHA has developed collaborative partnerships.
  
 
Affordable (Non-subsidized) Housing
Interfaith Housing Alliance
731 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-4225 x1304
http://www.interfaithhousing.org
 
Interfaith Housing owns two apartment complexes in Frederick and several others in the region which provide affordable housing for low to moderate income families and individuals. Applicants must meet minimum income levels and must pay an application fee, which includes the fee for a credit check and criminal background check. Applicant's credit must be in good standing, especially credit with previous landlords and utility bills. Owing money for phone and cable will not affect your eligibility. The complexes in Frederick are Natelli Manor family apartments (12 units) on North Market Street and the Weinberg House senior apartments (23 units) on Broadway Street. Apartments are also available in Westminster, MD; Frostburg, MD; and Chambersburg, PA.
 
 
 
LOW INCOME (SUBSIDIZED HOUSING) 
 
Country Hills Apartments
Low Income (Subsidized) Housing
1000 Heather Ridge Drive
Frederick, MD 21702
301-694-0355
1, 2, and 3 bedroom
 
Individuals/families must meet income guidelines for eligibility. Most do not have a minimum income requirement. Applicants must apply at the office of each development. There is typically a waiting list for this type of housing.
 
 
Hickory Hill Apartments
Low Income (Subsidized) Housing
1445 West Key Parkway
Frederick, MD 21702
301-694-0300
1, 2, and 3 bedroom
 
Individuals/families must meet income guidelines for eligibility. Most do not have a minimum income requirement. Applicants must apply at the office of each development. There is typically a waiting list for this type of housing.
 
 
South Mountain Village 
Low Income (Subsidized) Housing
1201 Maple Terrace Lane
Brunswick, MD 21716
301-834-5390
1, 2, and 3 bedroom
 
Individuals/families must meet income guidelines for eligibility. Most do not have a minimum income requirement. Applicants must apply at the office of each development. There is typically a waiting list for this type of housing.

 
Thurmont Village
Low Income (Subsidized) Housing
15A Sunny Close
Thurmont, MD 21788
301-271-9800
2 bedroom
 
Individuals/families must meet income guidelines for eligibility. Most do not have a minimum income requirement. Applicants must apply at the office of each development. There is typically a waiting list for this type of housing. 
 
 
Windsor Garden Apartments
Low Income (Subsidized) Housing
31 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21702
301-694-0467
1 and 2 bedroom
 
Individuals/families must meet income guidelines for eligibility. Most do not have a minimum income requirement. Applicants must apply at the office of each development. There is typically a waiting list for this type of housing.
 
 
Woodlawn Village Apartments
Low Income (Subsidized) Housing
1469 Key Parkway
Frederick, MD 21702
301-694-7333
1, 2, and 3 bedroom
 
Individuals/families must meet income guidelines for eligibility. Most do not have a minimum income requirement. Applicants must apply at the office of each development. There is typically a waiting list for this type of housing.
 
 
Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development
Homeowners Preserving Equity (HOPE)

877-462-7555
http://www.mdhope.org
 
Maryland has created this website and hotline to guide you to resources that may be available to assist both homeowners and renters facing foreclosure. The website includes information to help you understand the foreclosure process and the options that may be available to you. You also can find information that will lead you to a housing counseling agency in your area that can assist you on a more personalized level. 
 
 
Mental Health Association of Frederick County
2-1-1 Maryland Western Region

263 West Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
2-1-1
301-663-0111
866-411-6803
http://www.211md.org
 
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number to call for information and referral to health and human services. (See complete description of services under the heading "Counseling Services: Outpatient Counseling and Hotlines.") 
 
 
Middletown Valley People Helping People (MVPHP)
P.O. Box 477
Middletown, MD 21769
301-371-3119
 
Provides services to residents of the Middletown Valley (or Middletown Schools feeder) area including: free transportation to medical appointments, a monthly luncheon for senior citizens, exercise and yoga classes for people 50+, a school supply drive, an "adopt-a-family" program at Christmas, and emergency financial assistance for utilities, rent, etc. as well as providing referrals to other agencies. 
 
 
Mt. Airy Net
Calvary United Methodist Church
403 North Main Street
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
301-829-0472
 
Provides emergency assistance to residents of Mt. Airy and the surrounding area; assists with eviction prevention, gasoline, food, prescriptions, and cut-off notices; also has a food pantry.
 
 
Rebuilding Together of Frederick County
P.O. Box 1822
Frederick, MD 21705
301-620-8620
http://www.rebuildingtogetherfrederick.org
 
Repairs houses of low-income homeowners, particularly elderly and those with disabilities, so that they can live in warmth, safety, and independence. Home repairs are completed the last Saturday in April each year. Application gives priority to low-income, elderly, persons with disabilities, as well as the repair needs of each home. Applications can be obtained by calling the above number.
  
 
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
27 Degrange Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-631-2670
http://www.thereligiouscoalition.org
 
Helps qualified individuals/families with rental assistance, prescription medication, food, emergency transportation assistance (limited to once a year), and/or personal hygiene items. Provides denticaid program that assesses emergency dental needs. Schedules medical appointments for Mission of Mercy at the Frederick site. Also provides information and referral to other community resources. Partners with Frederick Rescue Mission, Way Station, and Goodwill to provide emergency assistance with clothing and furniture needs.
 
 
Alan Patrick Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
27 Degrange Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-631-2670 x112
http://www.thereligiouscoalition.org
 
A secure facility providing emergency shelter from the cold for up to 74 adults, both men and women, during the months of November through March. Actual opening and closing dates are based on the weather and determined year to year. Certain rules are enforced to maintain a safe, secure environment for everyone. The shelter is co-sponsored by the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs and the Frederick County Department of Social Services. Almost 300 volunteers serve during this program each year.
 
 
Exodus Project
Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs
27 Degrange Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-631-2670 x112
http://www.thereligiouscoalition.org
 
The Exodus Project is conducted from May 1 through October 31, with the primary mission of providing homeless adults, both male and female, a safe shelter with intensive case management and supportive services to individuals trying to exit out of homelessness. Homeless applicants are selected to stay in the shelter for 90 days while either seeking employment, or working and saving their money to obtain permanent housing. The ministry is intended to preserve the dignity and well being of individuals, while increasing their self-sufficiency and movement toward independence. It also allows over 100 volunteers to become directly involved, with two volunteers serving for four hours each evening during the program (6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.).
 
 
Salvation Army
223 West 5th Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-2311
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org
 
Provides financial assistance up to $60 once every 6 months for cut-off notices on electric, gas, and/or water/sewage bills, court-ordered eviction notices, and for prescriptions. Christmas assistance provides food, toys, and clothing to qualified families who apply by the October deadline. Assistance given by appointment. Free Bread offered Monday through Friday 8:00a.m.-4:00p.m.
 
 
Second Chances Garage, Inc.
528 North Market Street
Frederick, MD 21701
240-724-1919
http://www.secondchancesgarage.org
 
Second Chances Garage, Inc. seeks to improve the lives of Frederick County residents by offering repaired and refurbished vehicles to qualified individuals and families at no cost. Their hope is to help deserving individuals on their journey to independence and self-sufficiency by providing reliable transportation to get to jobs, take children for medical appointments, etc. Second Chances Garage also provides personal financial coaching and budget planning for their clients to be sure they are able to afford the expenses associated with owning a vehicle, as well as reduced-cost auto repairs on a sliding scale to qualified low-income Frederick County residents.
 
 
Seton Center Outreach
16840 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6102
http://www.setoncenterinc.org
 
Provides outreach and emergency services, such as payment for rent, utilities, and prescriptions, to individuals/families in crisis in northern Frederick County; supportive visits to individuals/families at home or in nursing homes and hospitals; referrals to other agencies/resources; Thrift Shop offers new and nearly new clothing as well as household goods and other items.
 
 
SHARE Food Network
5170 Lawrence Place
Hyattsville, MD 20781
301-864-3115
800-21-SHARE
http://www.sharedc.org
 
SHARE offers nutritious food packages monthly to individuals and families interested in extending their food budget. For $20 and 2 hours of volunteer service (anyplace in your community) you will receive $40 - $45 worth of groceries, which consist of fresh fruits and vegetables, frozen meats and staple items. Packages can be ordered in your community at Frederick at Knights of Columbus, 112 West 3rd Street (301.662.5946) and in Myersville at Mt. Zion UMC, 603 Main Street (301.293.1401). Very easy methods of payment are: cash, money orders, MasterCard, Visa, and EBT/Independence Cards. If you eat, you qualify!
 
 
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church
112 East 2nd Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-4676 Hotline
 
Can provide emergency financial assistance for utilities, rent, prescriptions, etc. Anyone wishing to apply for assistance must have already contacted Frederick County Department of Social Services and the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs.
 

 
THRIFT SHOPS
 
Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley, Inc.
Thrift Shops
400 East Church Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-0622
 
Shops may sell clothing, furniture, household goods, and other items. Please call for hours of operation.
 
 
Select Seconds Hospital Thrift Shop
Thrift Shops
8 East Patrick Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-662-8280
 
Shops may sell clothing, furniture, household goods, and other items. Please call for hours of operation.
 
 
Seton Center Outreach
Thrift Shops
16840 South Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727
301-447-6102
 
Shops may sell clothing, furniture, household goods, and other items. Please call for hours of operation.
 
 
St. James Thrift Shop
Thrift Shops
P.O. Box 416
Mt. Airy, MD 21771
301-829-0314
 
Shops may sell clothing, furniture, household goods, and other items. Please call for hours of operation.
 
 
St. Peter's Thrift Shop
Thrift Shops
Route 26
Libertytown, MD 21762
301-898-7800
 
Shops may sell clothing, furniture, household goods, and other items. Please call for hours of operation.
 
 
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
 
502 Direct Housing Program
United States Department of Agriculture
Rural Development

1260 Maryland Avenue, Suite 105
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-0500 x4
301-857-3585 TTY
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
 
Offers subsidized mortgage payments to qualified participants with no points or down payment. Eligibility depends on the location (must be in a rural area), the household size, income, and the cost of the home.
  
 
504 Home Repair Program
United States Department of Agriculture
Rural Developmen
t
1260 Maryland Avenue, Suite 105
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-0500 x4
301-857-3585 TTY
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
 
Homeowners in rural areas who need repairs to their home or would like to make improvements, but can't afford a regular loan, may be eligible for a USDA, Rural Development 1% loan. Senior citizens may be eligible for grant assistance if they are unable to repay a loan for necessity repairs. Both loan and grant programs are available to very-low income homeowners only.
 
 
Rural Housing Guarantee Program
United States Department of Agriculture
Rural Development

1260 Maryland Avenue, Suite 105
Hagerstown, MD 21740
301-797-0500 x4
301-857-3585 TTY
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov
 
The Guaranteed Rural Housing (GRH) loan allows a lender to provide 100% financing. The borrower is required to make NO DOWN PAYMENT, nor is mortgage insurance required since Rural Development is providing the lender with a guarantee against loss. You may contact the Rural Development office for a list of lenders as you must apply directly through the lender for your loan request.
 
 
We Love Mommies/Care Net Liaison
AME Quinn Chapel
106 East 3rd Street
Frederick, MD 21701
301-663-9540
301-663-1550
 
Provides diapers, counseling, and clothing for women and children. Food is also available. Accepts clean clothing donations for ages newborn to adult.
 
 
 

Contact 

For appointment, contact: 301.846.2483

Jennifer Ward,
Office Manager
301.846.2483

Janice Brown,
Director Adult Services
301.846.2484

Stacey Yost, Acting Counselor
301.846.2485
 
Special Programs Case Manager
240.629.2556

Woman to Woman Mentoring Program
240.846.2556

Christine McFadden, Office Assistant
301.846.2483