Giving Back and Doing Good

Color on the Creek Photo by Michael DeMattia

I Believe in Me Inc.
(240) 586-1221;
Dedicated to the empowerment and development of local youth through mentorship.
Platoon 22
An organization working to combat the veteran suicide rate through civic engagement, essential services, peer support, and transitional programs.
Heartly House
21 Stadium Dr., Frederick; (301) 418-6610;
Provides comprehensive services, education, referrals, and empowerment to survivors of child abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking.
SHIP of Frederick County
203 Broadway St., Suite 210, Frederick; (240) 415-8971;
The Student Homelessness Initiative of Frederick provides critical resources and services to local youth who are experiencing homelessness.
Blessings in a Backpack
An initiative to provide weekend food to school-aged children who may not get it otherwise, encouraging proper nutrition, community engagement, and increasing public awareness of childhood hunger.  

Color on the Creek
Carroll Creek Linear Park;
Volunteers through Color on the Creek transform and maintain our former algae-ridden creek into a beautiful water garden oasis. It's completely funded through public support and is a must-see thing of beauty. In the winter it turns into Sailing Through the Winter Solstice with beautiful boats.
Asian American Center of Frederick
1306 W. Patrick St. #5A, Frederick; (301) 694-3355;
AACF provides crucial services to low-income, minority, and immigrant individuals to achieve a higher quality of life, equipping clients with essential skills to become self-sufficient contributors to the Frederick community.
Phoenix Foundation of Maryland
117 E. Church St., Frederick; (301) 644-2140;
The Phoenix Foundation’s Recovery Academy is a secondary school designed to help students who are in recovery from a substance use dependency or disorder. They also provide support for the students’ families as they learn to support their loved one in recovery.
United Way
629 N. Market St., Frederick; (301) 663-4231;
An organization working towards the stable health, education, and finances of every person in Frederick County.
Frederick Rescue Mission
419 W. South St., Frederick; (301) 695-6633;
A Christian ministry that serves the people of Frederick who are fighting homelessness, addiction, and hunger. The Mission provides them with warm meals, groceries, clothing and personal care items, and community connection.

Goodwill of Monocacy Valley
Multiple locations; (301) 662-0622;
Goodwill is dedicated to ending poverty through work by providing in-need job seekers with empowerment and no-cost career services. Donating items that you no longer need is a great way to lend support.
The Love for Lochlin Foundation
6097 Fountain Dr., Frederick; (301) 676-4131;
A foundation aiming to educate about, raise awareness, and prevent infectious diseases and their deadly consequences.

Woman to Woman Mentoring, Inc.
7932 Opossumtown Pike, Frederick; (301) 846-2556;
A social services organization that is assisting women who want personal and professional guidance by providing them with a supportive and empowering environment, skill-building, goal-planning, and more.

The Frederick Center
25 E. Second St., Frederick; (301) 383-8787; 
Provides support for the LGBTQ+ people of Frederick, their families, and the larger community as a whole. They are the organizers of Frederick’s annual Pride Festival.

Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County
24 S. Wisner St., #130, Frederick; (301) 698-2449;
A Habitat for Humanity branch that helps Frederick families both build and improve the places they call home. Donate and shop at their ReStore at 917 N. East St. for additional support.