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Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD

aka The Religious Coalition   |   Frederick, MD   |  www.rcehn.org
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Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD

EIN: 52-1449375


Mission

The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs' mission is to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty by responding to the emergency needs of the citizens of Frederick County.

Ruling year info

1990

Executive Director

Mr. Nick Brown

Main address

27 DeGrange Street

Frederick, MD 21701 USA

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EIN

52-1449375

Subject area info

Medical support services

Basic and emergency aid

Housing services

Homeless services

Population served info

Children and youth

Adults

Economically disadvantaged people

Homeless people

Low-income people

NTEE code info

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

Health Support Services (E60)

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The Religious Coalition seeks to prevent and alleviate the effects of poverty by responding to emergency needs of the residents of Frederick County, MD. We serve Frederick County, MD's homeless and low-income residents with overnight shelter at The Alan P. Linton, Jr., Emergency Shelter, and homeless families with children with overnight and day shelter through the Emergency Family Shelter Program. We provide homeless prevention assistance, including rental, security deposit, and energy/fuel assistance, to keep eligible low-income residents in their homes. We provide access and support for prescription medications and dental assistance to eligible low-income clients. We work closely with the community's non-profit and social services providers to create tailored client case management support so that our clients may exit homelessness and better manage their money to avoid falling back into homelessness.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Emergency Adult Shelter

The Religious Coalition provides year round emergency overnight shelter to homeless adults, 18 years of age or older. Services include beds, access to showers, laundry, and personal hygiene supplies. Supportive case management is offered to all shelter clients. Currently about 80% of shelter clients are engaged in case management.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

The Emergency Family Shelter provides a place of stability for families experiencing hardships due to homelessness and poverty. The shelter provides temporary housing and supportive services for up to 10 families at a time. In addition to providing safe and secure housing, compassionate staff provide integrated case management and support families in achieving their goals of securing permanent housing.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

While the Coalition responds to the immediate needs of those in crisis, we also work to prevent problems before they start.
We provide eligible Frederick County residents who are at risk of becoming or are currently homeless with security deposits.
We help keep the lights on and the heat running. The Coalition is home to the Frederick County Community Energy Fund - the primary source of emergency financial assistance to families facing cutoff notices and immediate loss of utilities.
We help provide financial assistance to help pay rent for Frederick County residents at risk of eviction.
The Religious Coalition helps eligible low-income Frederick County residents who have received eviction notices remain in their homes by providing financial assistance for overdue rent and utilities. The Coalition also provides security deposit assistance to individuals and families who exit homelessness and move to stable housing.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people
Children and youth

The Religious Coalition provides vouchers for life-saving medications to homeless and low-income Frederick County residents who cannot afford them. We work with local pharmacies to ensure that our clients receive needed medications at no or low cost.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people
Homeless people

The Religious Coalition provides vouchers for dental care to homeless and low-income Frederick County residents. Often, our clients have neglected their dental care and need basic and/or extensive treatment. Through our network of dental care professionals, eligible clients receive treatment and instruction about how best to care for their oral hygiene.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Eligible low-income Frederick County families may apply to receive toys, clothing, bikes, and food cards for their children during the holiday season.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

School-aged children in Frederick City elementary, middle, and high schools receive backpacks through our annual drive.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Catalogue for Philanthropy 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of public events held to further mission

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Our annual golf tournament and community showing of the movie It's a Wonderful Life raise both funds and mission awareness. We also celebrated the opening of our new Emergency Family Shelter.

Number of participants counseled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Adult Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Participants include both adults and children engaged in the Emergency Family Shelter Program and Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter.

Total number of clients experiencing homelessness

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Adult Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Emergency Adult Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of families assisted with rent or mortgage to avoid eviction

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Homeless Prevention Assistance to Prevent Eviction, Pay Security Deposits, Pay Overdue Utilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of low-income households who have received utilities assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Homeless Prevention Assistance to Prevent Eviction, Pay Security Deposits, Pay Overdue Utilities

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of low-income families housed in affordable, well-maintained units as a result of the nonprofit's efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Emergency Family Shelter

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of prescriptions filled

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, People with diseases and illnesses, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Prescription Assistance

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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The Religious Coalition serves the emergency human services needs of homeless and low-income residents of Frederick County, MD.

Our goals are to address emergency human needs and reduce homelessness in Frederick County, MD. We provide immediate support to those in need including overnight shelter, homelessness prevention assistance, and prescription and dental care assistance. Once a client's immediate need is addressed, we offer intermediate case management to help them avoid future emergencies. This intermediate support includes helping clients seek employment and achieve stable housing, learn to better manage money, and stabilize their medical and dental care needs.

In order to best serve our community, we maintain strong partnerships with local governments and non-profits so that our clients may benefit from the available network of opportunities. Our programs evolve to meet changing community needs including the transition of our scattered-site Emergency Family Shelter to a single-site facility, and the creation of a community garden to improve the nutritional needs of our clients.

The Religious Coalition is the "point of entry" for Frederick County, MD residents seeking basic human needs services. Clients are referred by the community's local houses of worship and non-profits, and by word-of-mouth.

Our services are made possible by a broad base of support including local, state, and federal governments, foundations, corporate support, individual giving, and fundraising events.

These resources enable us to serve the most vulnerable citizens of Frederick County, MD with basic human needs including emergency shelter, assistance to remain housed, prescription medication and dental care, and case management support.

For 40 years, The Religious Coalition has served the emergency human needs of Frederick County, MD residents. We maintain strong partnerships with local governments (city and county), community non-profits, and prescription and dental care providers to offer the best available support to our clients.

The Religious Coalition meets its goals with broad-based financial support from state and local governments, foundation and corporate grants, local houses of worship, and individual donors. Our requests for support are built upon strong client data and outcomes we maintain through the US Dept. of HUD-required Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). This data demonstrates our clients' demographics, requests for services and services provided, program achievements, and outcomes. The Religious Coalition is governed by a strong and dedicated Board of Directors and daily operations are conducted by an experienced staff of full- and part-time employees with additional support from a large cadre of community volunteers.

Since 1981, The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs has served homeless and low-income residents of Frederick County, MD with emergency shelter, support to maintain existing housing, prescription and dental care assistance, and case management to prevent future housing emergencies. The organization is the community's lead human services agency and our programs receive broad support from local governments, foundation and corporate grants, contributions from our partner houses of worship, and generous individual donors.

In 2014, The Religious Coalition responded to the community need for an Emergency Family Shelter to provide safe, warm overnight and daytime shelter to homeless families with children. Our partner houses of worship provided the overnight shelter support through this "scattered-site" model. Families returned each day to the Coalition's daytime resource center for case management support.

It was always The Religious Coalition's long-term plan to have a fixed-site location for the Emergency Family Shelter program. In 2018, the City of Frederick arranged for The Coalition to purchase, at a nominal cost, a large historic farmhouse that made our desire for a permanent site a real possibility. The purchase was completed in December 2019. Since then, a capital campaign is underway to fund the building renovation, and we anticipate the new site will be ready to receive families in early 2022. The renovated Emergency Family Shelter will have the capacity to serve 12-15 families, or up to 45 adults and children, at any one time. Our current capacity is 17 individuals (about 5 families).

Financials

Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info
NET GAIN/LOSS:    in 
Note: When component data are not available, the graph displays the total Revenue and/or Expense values.

Liquidity in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

0.68

Average of 2.52 over 10 years

Months of cash in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

1.2

Average of 3.5 over 10 years

Fringe rate in 2019 info

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

16%

Average of 16% over 10 years

Funding sources info

Source: IRS Form 990

Assets & liabilities info

Source: IRS Form 990

Financial data

Source: IRS Form 990 info

Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities must also be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.

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Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD

Financial trends analysis Glossary & formula definitions

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

This snapshot of Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD’s financial trends applies Nonprofit Finance Fund® analysis to data hosted by GuideStar. While it highlights the data that matter most, remember that context is key – numbers only tell part of any story.

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Profitability info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) before depreciation $75,792 -$44,049 $29,846 -$35,471 $187,180
As % of expenses 5.0% -2.8% 1.7% -2.1% 11.3%
Unrestricted surplus (deficit) after depreciation $34,579 -$105,197 -$52,682 -$125,073 $95,008
As % of expenses 2.2% -6.5% -2.9% -6.9% 5.4%
Revenue composition info
Total revenue (unrestricted & restricted) $1,529,083 $1,584,234 $1,698,501 $1,708,295 $1,843,339
Total revenue, % change over prior year 18.4% 3.6% 7.2% 0.6% 7.9%
Program services revenue 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Membership dues 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Investment income 0.3% 0.2% 0.2% 0.3% 0.5%
Government grants 35.9% 30.4% 35.3% 33.1% 30.4%
All other grants and contributions 63.6% 69.1% 63.9% 66.3% 68.4%
Other revenue 0.2% 0.3% 0.6% 0.3% 0.6%
Expense composition info
Total expenses before depreciation $1,502,815 $1,569,450 $1,711,252 $1,716,956 $1,655,177
Total expenses, % change over prior year 13.2% 4.4% 9.0% 0.3% -3.6%
Personnel 46.3% 48.6% 49.2% 49.3% 52.8%
Professional fees 5.3% 6.2% 6.0% 3.5% 6.6%
Occupancy 0.0% 0.0% 6.8% 5.4% 5.5%
Interest 0.0% 0.0% 0.1% 0.2% 0.1%
Pass-through 12.7% 11.4% 4.9% 19.3% 17.3%
All other expenses 35.7% 33.8% 33.1% 22.2% 17.8%
Full cost components (estimated) info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Total expenses (after depreciation) $1,544,028 $1,630,598 $1,793,780 $1,806,558 $1,747,349
One month of savings $125,235 $130,788 $142,604 $143,080 $137,931
Debt principal payment $0 $0 $0 $0 $30,034
Fixed asset additions $65,485 $100,467 $85,877 $0 $354,863
Total full costs (estimated) $1,734,748 $1,861,853 $2,022,261 $1,949,638 $2,270,177

Capital structure indicators

Liquidity info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Months of cash 2.7 2.1 2.2 1.7 1.2
Months of cash and investments 2.7 2.1 2.2 1.7 1.2
Months of estimated liquid unrestricted net assets 4.8 3.8 3.1 3.0 1.6
Balance sheet composition info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Cash $343,196 $278,926 $315,967 $237,763 $166,695
Investments $0 $0 $0 $0 $0
Receivables $156,129 $140,770 $95,118 $195,875 $102,302
Gross land, buildings, equipment (LBE) $1,628,423 $1,728,890 $1,802,487 $1,836,668 $2,191,531
Accumulated depreciation (as a % of LBE) 31.2% 32.9% 35.4% 39.1% 36.9%
Liabilities (as a % of assets) 9.4% 10.7% 11.0% 15.5% 13.7%
Unrestricted net assets $1,628,542 $1,523,345 $1,470,663 $1,345,590 $1,440,598
Temporarily restricted net assets $51,996 $111,494 $75,427 $95,282 N/A
Permanently restricted net assets $0 $0 $0 $0 N/A
Total restricted net assets $51,996 $111,494 $75,427 $95,282 $107,371
Total net assets $1,680,538 $1,634,839 $1,546,090 $1,440,872 $1,547,969

Key data checks

Key data checks info 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Material data errors No No No No No

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

Documents
Form 1023/1024 is not available for this organization

Executive Director

Mr. Nick Brown

Nick Brown is the Executive Director of The Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. He leads the operations of the Coalition and works closely with the organization's Board of Directors to coordinate and provide all programs and services. Nick has many years of experience working with Frederick County's homeless and low-income populations and developing programs to serve them.

Number of employees

Source: IRS Form 990

Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

Compensation
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Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs in Frederick County, MD

Board of directors
as of 02/21/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
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Board chair

Ray Barnes

Shelley Aloi

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Lee Lushbaugh

Eric Dellavalle

Frederick Financial Planners, Inc.

James Sherwood

Frederick Health

Lynnette Cary

Radiobiology Research Institute

Jim Olson

Retired, Army Colonel

C. Paul Smith

Attorney at Law

Nkem Wellington

Results for Development

Eliezer Rev. Dr. Eliezer Valentín-Castañón

Baltimore Washington Conference, United Methodist Church

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 2/21/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/18/2022

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Policies and processes
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
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Professional fundraisers

Fiscal year ending

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 Schedule G

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