NonProfit / Charity
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.
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.
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.
City Youth Matrix helps families with limited resources access a diverse spectrum of extracurricular activities that provide enrichment experiences for their children.
By eliminating financial, transportation, and cultural barriers, City Youth Matrix provides families the opportunities and networks that build a better future for their children.
Welcome to the Community Foundation of Washington County MD, Inc! We are one of more than 750 similar tax-exempt public charities throughout the United States that work to make their community a better place to live. We are a local organization staffed by residents of the community and led by a board of trustees who have an in-depth knowledge of the issues that shape our County.
This Community Foundation was created by and for the people of Washington County MD, and exists to improve the quality of life for all of our citizens, now and for generations to come, by building community endowments, addressing needs through grant making and providing leadership on key community issues.
Established in 1997, The Community Foundation of Washington County has grown from one fund worth $9,000 to 350 funds valued at over $45 million. The Foundation has awarded $22 million in grants and scholarships since inception. Interested donors may contribute to a range of charitable endeavors or set up their own endowed fund to ensure support for generations to come.
The Community Foundation meets the national standards of the National Council on Foundations. To learn more about the Foundation or to set up a fund, please contact our offices at (301) 745-5210, or email us at email@example.com.
To inspire, grow and steward philanthropy for the benefit of Washington County.
We are connectors of nonprofits in our community
More than 100 years ago, a group of people sat around a table (or at least that’s how we imagine it) because they wanted to bring local service agencies together and more effectively serve individuals and families in Frederick. 19 years later (in 1930) we inherited a building in the heart of downtown and today continue to use that structure to ensure the existence of a community safety net. We have observed the landscape of historical events and how they impact the system of human services and have developed programs to support their efforts. As a nonprofit center, we use our space as a bricks and mortar “home” for our fellow nonprofits where we help tell their stories, share their impact and build the kind of community where we all want to live.
We are a Christ-centered ministry providing:
Residential recovery programs to those experiencing homelessness or chemical addiction.
Food to the hungry.
Clothing and furniture to those in need.
Connection within our community through relationships.
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Girls Inc. inspires all girls to be strong, smart, and bold
Our programming – in partnership with schools and at our centers through 82 local organizations – focuses on the development of the whole girl. A combination of long-lasting mentoring relationships, a pro-girl environment and research-based programming equips girls to lead fulfilling and productive lives, break the cycle of poverty, and become role models in their community.
Habitat for Humanity is a global nonprofit housing organization working in local communities across all 50 states in the U.S. and in approximately 70 countries. Habitat’s vision is of a world where everyone has a decent place to live.
Habitat works toward our vision by building strength, stability and self-reliance in partnership with families in need of decent and affordable housing. Habitat homeowners help build their own homes alongside volunteers and pay an affordable mortgage.