Services Provided
  • Access to higher education and/or career training
  • Weekly life skills workshops
  • Monthly support groups
  • Intensive case management meetings, weekly, with Family Advocate
  • Network of community resources
  • Volunteer mentoring
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Custody of one or more minor children
  • Homeless or imminently at risk of homelessness
  • Income of 30% of AMI or less
  • Willing and able to pursue education or job training
  • Able to provide proof of income
  • Working or diligently pursuing employment
  • Frederick County resident
  • Eligible for public housing

Advocates for Homeless Families, Inc. celebrated its 20th Anniversary year serving the Frederick Community at their Make a House a Home Gala held August 27, 2008 at Martin’s Caterers, Walkerville, MD. This year’s Honorary Chairs were Tom Lynch and Karlys Kline.

Special recognitions included Corporate Philanthropy Award presented to Scott Isanogle, Frederick Performance Center, and Participant of the Year awarded to a family in the Families Forward Program.

Also acknowledged was Ruth Roney, a leading founder of Advocates, and who dedicated numerous volunteer hours to establish the organization. New executive director, Jeanne Russell, was also introduced to families and guests at the event.

Major sponsors of the event were: Ausherman Family Foundation, Frederick County Bank, Leonard Surgical Care Associates, Avanti Marble and Granite, Tom Lynch and Karlys Kline, Potomac Tile and Carpet, BB&T, Jack and Bunny O’Dell, and Dan Schiffman and Lori Gochenour.

Advocates for Homeless Families’ mission is to empower motivated families to overcome homelessness. Families achieve success through a structured two-year program of education, housing, and support services. For more information: 301-662-2003.

Karlys Kline and Tom Lynch served as Honorary Chairs of Advocates for Homeless Families 2008 Gala Celebration.

Thank you to our 2008 Sponsors:


Leonard Surgical Care Associates Tom Lynch and Karlys Kline Jack and Bunny O'Dell Dan Schiffman and Lori Gochenour

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