College Life

Student using weight room  

Health & Wellness

FCC promotes wellness through ongoing programming and access to healthy exercise programs. The weight room is open day and evening hours for all registered students, faculty, and staff. Assistance in developing programs to help with cardiovascular and muscular functions is also available. FCC offers courses in yoga, aerobics, weight training, tennis, golf, volleyball, and fencing, along with fitness for living and health education theory courses.



Local and National Wellness Resources




Crisis Hotlines

  • American Foundation for Suicide Prevention hotline – phone 1-800-273-8255 or text “TALK” to 741741
  • CASA, Inc – Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused – 24 hour hotline: 301-739-8975; 711 hearing impaired phone: 301-739-4990
  • Crisis Text Line – Text “HOME” to 741-741. Teens are often more comfortable texting than talking on the telephone, which is why Crisis Text Line provides an alternative option for those less comfortable with — or unable to — voice call. Specially trained crisis counselors will help de-escalate individuals who are considering suicide or dealing with severe mental health issues.
  • Domestic Violence Hotline – 1-800-799-7233
  • Frederick Health Hospital Crisis Hotline – phone 240-566-3521
  • LGBT National Hotline – 1-888-843-4564
  • National Poison Center – phone 1-800-222-1222
  • Maryland’s Helpline – Call 211 and press 1. Crisis, intervention, phone support, information & referrals
  • Maryland Crisis Hotline – Can also call 1-800-273-8255. Crisis counseling, suicide, and homeless hotline
  • Maryland Youth Crisis Hotline – phone 1-800-422-0009
  • Phone Friend – phone 301-694-8255. Available for children in 1st through 5th grades
  • Rape Crisis Hotline – phone 301-662-8800
  • SAMHSA National Helpline – phone 1-800-662-4357. Free, confidential, 24/7 treatment referral and information service for individuals and families facing mental and/or substance use disorder.
  • Veteran’s Crisis Line – Can also text 838255 or call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. Serves all veterans, service members, national guard and reserve, family members & friends; available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week


Domestic Violence

  • CASA, Inc – Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused – 116 West Baltimore Street, Hagerstown. Services include group services, children victims programs, raising community awareness, transitional housing, crisis calls, legal services, emergency shelter, and job placement
  • Heartly House – Comprehensive services for Frederick County victims and survivors of intimate partner abuse, rape/sexual assault, human trafficking, and child abuse. Can also call their 24 hour crisis hotline at 301-662-8800.
  • Intimate Partner Violence Resources – listing of national resources with links and phone numbers
  • Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence - partners with victim service providers, professional allies, and everyday citizens to reduce domestic violence in Maryland
  • National Domestic Violence Hotline- Can also call 1-800-799-7233 or TTY 1-800-787-3224
  • USafeUs – Mobil application for smartphone that provides survivors, allies, family members, faculty, staff, and community members at US colleges and universities with instant access to localized information and tools for the prevention of and response to sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. Includes interactive tools to help keep students safe in potentially dangerous situations.


Employment & Job Training


Homelessness – Frederick County

  • Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs – 27 Degrange Street, Frederick; phone 301-631-2670. Provides emergency financial assistance to prevent evictions and utility shut-offs; emergency shelter for homeless
  • Frederick Community Action Agency – phone 301-600-1506. Provides transitional housing for homeless, healthcare services, food supports, transportation, housing and weatherization, and energy assistance. Also operates a day shelter program during the winter season. Day shelter serves elderly and disabled persons who are residents of the Linton Emergency Shelter.
  • SHIP of Frederick County – phone 240-415-8971; email [email protected] Services for homeless or unaccompanied youth and students including clothing, food, funding for extracurricular activities, and emergency shelter when no other options exist
  • Legal Aid Bureau of Frederick County – 22 South Market Street, Suite 11, Frederick; phone 301-694-7414. Provides legal assistance to prevent evictions and other housing related crises
  • Frederick Rescue Mission – 419 West South Street, Frederick; phone 301-695-6633. Operates a day shelter that opens on days when there is inclement weather and sustained temperatures at or below 32 degrees. The Frederick Rescue Mission erects a “white flag” outside the facility whenever the day shelter is open.



  • The Frederick Center – Support and advocates for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people, and families
  • Campus Pride – Nonprofit organization for student leaders and campus groups working to create a safer college environment for LGBTQ students.
  • The Trevor Project – National organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning youth
  • LGBT National Help Center – serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning community by providing free & confidential peer-support and local resources
  • GLAAD Resource List – political, bisexual, youth, military, transgender, aging, legal, and general resources
  • Safe Zone Project Resource List – websites, articles & blogs, videos, organizations, handouts, and training resources
  • - has developed guides to inform LGBTQ+ students about critical information regarding their college education and career choices to help set them up for success:  College Guide for LGBTQ Students and Scholarship Guide for LGBTQ Students
  • ConnectSafely Resource List


Mental Health Resources


Suicide Prevention


Free Testing & Screenings – Frederick County