Funding Awarded for Day Shelter Program

Salvation Army

People experiencing homelessness will soon be able to seek respite from extreme weather at a Day Shelter while accessing mobile case management, health services, and programming from partnering agencies. The Salvation Army of Frederick County and Frederick Rescue Mission have joined together to address this critical need for our community. The Salvation Army will provide staffing 5 days a week from 8:00am – 5:00pm while the Frederick Rescue Mission will provide the space and free meals.

This program is made possible by collaborative efforts of funders and organizations in the Frederick community. Funders include Ausherman Family Foundation, The Community Foundation of Frederick County, and The Community Foundation’s Mark and Susan Butt Saturday Mornings Fund. In addition to the Frederick Rescue Mission, several other program partners will participate including the Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs and the Frederick Community Action Agency.

The day shelter will keep people warm during the winter months and prevent frostbite and hypothermia; offer a “cooling center” in the summer months to prevent hyperthermia, dehydration, heat stroke, and heat exhaustion; and serve as a place where agencies can perform outreach and engage people in social, health, and employment services. This collaborative effort will have a strong impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness.

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