NonProfit / Charity
P.O. Box 340, Walkersville, MD 21793
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The ReStore is more than a place to find amazing deals on new and gently-used furniture, appliances, home décor and building materials. It is a fundraising arm of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County, helping local families build strength and stability through affordable homeownership!
Partners in Care supports seniors aging in place through through Community for Life, a program that guarantees transportation, home maintenance, advocacy, social engagement, and unlimited service navigation.
Community For Life is designed to help you enjoy your independence, in your own home, for years to come!
* Home maintenance will help you cross items off the “honey-do” list or find the right
contractor to ensure you aren’t paying too much.
* Transportation provides door through door, round trip transportation to medical appointments, pharmacy, grocery stores, and to run errands.
*Get a FREE in-home assessment to determine the safety risks in your home.
Call 410-547-0103 or visit our website to learn more https://partnersincare.org/community-for-life/
Our mission is to work with our neighbors to build a hopeful future, in the Spirit of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton, through a focus on the self-sufficiency and well-being of the whole person.
Many of the families we serve are working people living at or below the poverty or ALICE Report income levels. Often times people who work hard to be self-sufficient find that even a minor emergency can result in unpaid bills or loss of housing.
SOAR is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization dedicated to serving Frederick County senior citizens to assist with their essential needs.
We envision a world where older adults feel loved, respected, and recognized for all they have done for their families and our community. Until then, our mission is to do all we can to help and support them to live their lives with dignity.
It’s all about the details, from the creative castle of Fantasy Land, the magical tea party of Wonder Land, and the adventurous Lost Boys Tree House in Never Land. Each detail handpicked by the Lillard family, reminiscent of family memories with Sophie and Madigan, in order to maximize the wonder each child will feel when they come to the playground. Our mission is too honor the lives of Sophie and Madigan Lillard by building a memorial playground and providing opportunities for children and their families to play, learn, and create lifelong memories together, and in ways that reflect the beautiful personalities and spirits of these two sisters. Phase one of the playground is currently open for families to visit.
SOUL: Sustaining Our Unique Legacy.
We are a community for Black-owned businesses/nonprofits. We provide guidance and support to businesses by offering resources and showcase events such as our pop up markets, fundraisers, art shows and more!
Protect the investment you’ve made in your business by joining the Washington County Chamber of Commerce!
We have plenty of networking opportunities and events for our members, plus we advocate on behalf of the business community and Washington County to improve opportunities for all.
The most recent statistics are reported from the Maryland Department of Human Resources for Fiscal Year 2007 (July 1, 2006 – June 30, 2007) stating that a total of 1,440 adults and children were sheltered in Frederick County during the year representing 68,287 bed nights. A total of 805 individuals were not served primarily due to the lack of available beds.
Since 1988 Advocates for Homeless Families (AFHF) has provided Transitional Housing to homeless families who desire to achieve stable and independent living. The organization also, through its Families Forward Program, serves families who are at-risk of becoming homeless and supports them in maintaining their self-sustainability and improving their standard of living. Both programs provide families individualized case management and weekly Life Skills Workshops.
Annually AFHF provides housing and support services to an average of 90 – 100 adults and children representing 13,505 bed nights. AFHF family graduates, after one year of completing their program, have remained in stable housing and are either employed full-time and/or pursuing educational goals.
Home fires and other disasters impacted 166 people and 67 families in Frederick County last year. Your support of the American Red Cross through the United Way of Frederick County’s Unity campaign will aid in the immediate assistance and ongoing recovery of disaster victims in your community.
The Asian American Center of Frederick provides vital services to assist lower income, minority, and immigrant groups reach their full potential through access to health insurance enrollment, interpreter/translation services, ESL and Citizenship classes, mentoring, housing, education, employment and business development services.
Founded in 2005, the Learning Institute of Enrichment and Discovery, Inc (L&D), the parent entity of Asian American Center of Frederick (AACF), saw a need for additional academic enrichment in the immigrant community. The name was changed to focus on the Asian American Community, as the Board of Directors recognized the continued unmet needs due to a lack of resources. Despite our name, AACF’s door remains open to all.
ASA’s mission is to elevate the quality of life for individuals with limited mobility by empowering them to train for and participate in mainstream running events. We are a champion of inclusion, connecting ASA Athletes to runners from the community through our Wingman Program, inspiring all to celebrate the spirit of “Together We Finish!” Through tremendous community support and investment, ASA provides The Wingman Program free of charge to the ASA Athletes and families we serve.
Who We Are | Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation provides exceptional hospital and respite housing services to critically ill children and their families. Our unique programs bring comfort, hope, and joy to children and their families, enabling them to renew their spirits mentally and physically.
What We Believe | We believe in keeping families together during a child’s medical crisis, and that the gentle cadence of normal family life has a powerful influence on the healing process. We believe the highest standards of service and unparalleled hospitality help create a unique healing environment, where families find hope and comfort.
Since 1982, Believe In Tomorrow has provided over 900,000 individual overnight accommodations, from every state in the U.S. and more than 82 countries worldwide. Our unique hospital housing and respite housing serve as a support system for when families need it most. Navigate through our programs below or continue reading to learn more about Believe In Tomorrow Children’s Foundation.
Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 5 through young adulthood in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Blessings in a Backpack provides non-perishable, kid-friendly, easily-prepared foods to children who might otherwise go hungry when school meals are unavailable over weekends or school breaks.
The children we feed often depend on school meals as their primary source of nutrition Monday through Friday, but “What do they do on the weekends?” They are generally living in the following categories of need…homeless or living in transitional housing, qualify for free or reduce-priced meals, meet the ALICE criteria (Asset Limited Income-Constrained Employed…the working poor), or are experiencing a family emergency like job loss or medical issue.
As you can imagine, the latter situation is particularly dire at this time. The financial hardships experienced by the families of the children we serve is even greater due to the COVID emergency. Won’t you help feed the kids this weekend? The more money we raise, the more children we can feed.
What does it mean to be part of Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County?
It means being surrounded by friends and mentors. Sharpening skills and discovering new pursuits. Feeling heard and supported in every way, and knowing that there’s a team of caring professionals in your court. As the leading youth development organization, we see the possibility in every young person and are committed to being a voice for all youth – no matter where they come from.
In addition to home and school, the Club is an essential place in kids’ lives where they can grow into themselves and achieve a great future. Our mission goes deep. More than just a helping hand, we’re affecting change and providing a voice for all youth. In fact, for every dollar invested into the Club, the surrounding community gets almost $10 back in saved resources. That’s real, tangible impact that affects generations.
By giving to Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County, you can move the needle for young people in Frederick County, creating real opportunity based on their potential, not their ZIP code. You make great futures a reality.
Citizens Assisting and Sheltering the Abused
If YOU are in crisis and need to speak to someone NOW call our 24-hour hotline at 301-739-8975 (711 Hearing Impaired)
CASA is a lifeline for people (children, teenagers, and adults) in Washington County who have been affected by domestic violence, sexual assault/abuse, and rape. Our programs and services provide the professional support and guidance necessary for these individuals and their families to survive violence and abuse and establish a new and safe direction.
CENTRAL MARYLAND YFC & CAMPUS LIFE work with FAMILIES, SCHOOLS & CHURCHES to provide FREE & FUN programs for 11-19 years olds. Young people are taught and encouraged through games, teamwork, discussions and mentoring. This approach helps young people establish a solid foundation for life and develop leadership skills that will, in turn, impact the community today and in the future.
The Central Maryland YFC (Campus Life) mission to be fun, free and developmental has not changed, but HOW WE ACCOMPLISH THE MISSION HAS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY IN THE PAST NINE MONTHS.
CMYFC replaced in-person after-school time with Zoom clubs. Birthday parades, front porch deliveries, group chats added to the fun and met social distancing requirements. Many students were cared for as mentors personalized connections. A late-summer outdoor day-camp offered in-person time for young leaders to be with peers, socially distanced of course. In September 2020, Campus Life began small groups outdoors in parks, backyards and church parking lots.
As large group gatherings begin to meet again, Campus Life will relaunch after-school clubs, and will continue the new models of ministry reaching more students in newly established on-line discussion groups.
Central Maryland YFC (Campus Life) shares the love of Jesus and His work with students. Our team celebrates diversity and respects each person as a wonderfully created person who is treasured by God. ALL students are welcome to participate in this program!
For more than 15 years, Centro Hispano de Frederick has been supporting the Frederick immigrant population to help them succeed in our community. From conducting English and citizenship classes to sponsoring summer school and events for seniors, Centro has played a crucial role in helping our neighbors from other countries prosper.
Your donation will help us expand our programs and reach to have an even greater positive impact.
Facts at a Glance:
Overall focus on local Latinos with limited English proficiency
Sixteen educational and enrichment programs tailored to specific client demographics, including programs for senior citizens, young mothers with children, and youth
Outreach to rural Frederick County targeting farmworkers
Emergency relief-food pantry
More than 2,000 current clients; more than 10,000 total clients to date
English classes to help clients become successful members of the Frederick community
Citizenship classes to prepare clients to become naturalized U.S. citizens
Golden Years program providing enrichment activities for seniors, including yoga, guest speakers on health topics and field trips
Exito Summer Youth Academy providing education in science, technology, engineering, math, art, reading, and social development to Frederick County public school students in grades 6-12
Multiple ancillary services in Spanish, including legal counseling, accounting/tax advice, translation, and more
Community Partners Include:
All Saints Episcopal Church of Frederick
Community Foundation of Frederick
First Energy Foundation
Frederick City Police
Frederick Community College
Nora Roberts Foundation
Rotary Club of Frederick
Rotary Club of Carroll Creek
Saint Joseph´s Catholic Church
Saint Katherine Drexel Catholic Church
Saint Timothy´s Catholic Church
Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick
Frederick Mutual Insurance Company
State Farm Insurance
United Way of Frederick
Please join us in helping our Latino friends and neighbors get the resources they need to thrive and succeed in our community.
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Through a team of dedicated Frederick volunteers, COIPP has developed a unique approach to assisting the children and families who are impacted by incarceration. In fact, COIPP is ostensibly the only organization in the nation that serves not only the child, but also the child’s caregiver and the incarcerated family member. All services are provided free of charge to the families and revolve around the needs of the children. We accomplish this through donations, fundraising, and grants. We care greatly about the children in our community for they are our neighbors and our friends. They deserve to have a happy, healthy childhood so they can grow up to be productive adults.
There are over 2.7 million children, ages birth through 18, with an incarcerated parent in the United States. In Maryland alone there are over 90,000 children in this situation. The exact number of Frederick children with an incarcerated parent is difficult to discern, for their parents may be incarcerated at jails and prisons throughout the United States. In 2019, we served over 700 children in one capacity or another. Many times children impacted by the incarceration of a loved one suffer financially, socially and emotionally. Because the incarceration is often viewed as a family secret, or the family lacks the ability to help with needed resources for the child, this situation can bring about enormous stress and trauma.
Through the Unity Campaign, we will be able to maintain our present efforts and enhance our ability to offer much needed services to meet the needs of these children. Our expanded endeavors will include the distribution of additional, high quality children’s books on relevant topics such as feelings, having an incarcerated loved one, and the meaning of family. Funds raised through the Unity Campaign will enable us to increase the number of Family Resource Boxes we mail out, and expand resources for our Sharing Fairs and COVID Emergency Giveaways. It is our goal to increase the number of scholarships we offer at Frederick Community College for caregivers, ex-inmates who are parents, and children old enough to attend college. We would also like to expand our GED offerings and possibly add scholarships to technical schools and at local four year colleges and universities. In addition, it is our plan to provide financial support for children who would benefit from attending extra curricular activities such as dance classes, art lessons, and sports, and attend summer camps. These ideas grow as we listen carefully to our children, their caregivers and their parents to ensure that we are responding to their needs. For us this means that the assistance we can offer is endless. Help us aid these children by raising money for activities and resources geared to help mitigate the children’s trauma, while supporting their financial needs.