Emergency Family Shelter Program

The Emergency Family Shelter provides a place of stability for families experiencing hardships due to homelessness and poverty. Our goal is to keep families together and return them to permanent housing.


Families hosted in the Emergency Family Shelter during Fiscal Year 2022.

Since 2014 we have provided shelter to more than 160 families.


of our program participants in 2020 were 18 or younger during Fiscal Year 2022.

If you or someone you know needs emergency family shelter call 301-631-2670


Emergency Family Shelter

Hours of Operation:
Year-Round, 24 hours/day, 7 days a week

Emergency Family Shelter Contact Information:
Melanie Williams, Director of Emergency Family Shelter
301-631-2670 ext. 116


According to National Alliance to End Homelessness 30% of the homeless population in 2019 were people in families.

2021 Emergency Family Shelter Faith Partners

The Emergency Family Shelter program would not be possible without the support of our Faith Partners.

All Saints Episcopal

Beth Sholom Congregation 

Calvary United Methodist Church 

Congregation Kol Ami of Frederick

Evangelical Lutheran Church

Evangelical Reformed United Church of Christ 

First Baptist Church 

Frederick Presbyterian Church 

Grace United Methodist Church

Good Shephard Lutheran Church

Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church 

Peace in Christ Lutheran Church

St. Katherine Drexel Catholic Church

St. Paul’s Lutheran – Jefferson 

Third Day Community Church 

Trinity United Methodist Church

Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick

The Beyond Shelter Campaign for a New Emergency Family Shelter

The Religious Coalition purchased the 8,300 square foot White-Hayward Farmhouse on Hayward Road in Frederick.

The Beyond Shelter Campaign will allow us to renovate the house, to create a permanent family shelter and expand our supportive services. 

Our goal: keep families together and return them to permanent housing.

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