Funding Awarded for Day Shelter Program
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. Ausherman Family Foundation recently awarded the Salvation Army of Frederick County with a General Grant in the amount of $33,000 to catalyze this Day Shelter Program. The Salvation Army 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. Other program partners include 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. We are proud to support this collaborative effort which will have a strong impact on the lives of people experiencing homelessness.
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