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Charity Organizations Near Me

No matter the reason, everyone deserves a second chance in life to make things right and to get back on their feet. However, there are often barriers that keep people from really making a comeback and achieving their new goals, and local organizations are the perfect starting place.

At Second Chance Garage, we work hard every day to help people remove the barrier of not having reliable transportation to get them to school, work, or wherever else they need to go. We are fortunate enough to partner with some other amazing non-profit organizations in Frederick County that also work to remove barriers for people trying to get their lives back on track. 

If you’re looking for a second chance at life or you’re looking to donate or volunteer for organizations that are helping others, here are some non-profits helping others with a second chance in Frederick County:

Advocates for Homeless Families

Advocates for Homeless Families began in 1988 with individuals and groups working together to combat the growing issue of homelessness in the community. Since then, they have successfully provided services for hundreds of families to help them overcome homelessness. Some of these services include: 

  • Access to higher education
  • Career training
  • Monthly support groups
  • Intensive case management meetings with a Family Advocate
  • Network of community resources
  • Volunteer mentoring


Advocates for Homeless Families partners with several local human service organizations to ensure that families and individuals are provided the necessary resources to support living healthy, safe, and responsible lives. You can contact Advocates for Homeless families by calling 301-662-2003 or emailing kallread@afhf88.org.

On Our Own Frederick

On Our Own of Frederick County is a non-profit wellness and recovery center that’s located in downtown Frederick. On Our Own provides services such as peer support, advocacy, life/recovery coaching, and more for adults and families who are experiencing mental health challenges and/or substance abuse issues. 

Support for individuals or families may include: 

  • General Mental Health Support Group
  • Peers in Recovery
  • Book Clubs
  • Art and Music Therapy
  • Trauma-Informed Meditation Group

To find out more about On Our Own’s services, to make an appointment for a one-on-one session, or to get more information about one of their virtual support groups, contact them by calling 301-620-0555 or emailing at onourownfrederick@gmail.com.

Frederick County Workforce Services

Securing steady employment is always one of the first steps to getting one’s life back on track. However, that task can be easier said than done. Partnering with American Job Center Network, Frederick County Workforce Services helps link businesses in need of qualified employees with individuals seeking employment. FCWS offers job seekers comprehensive career management services such as:

  • Career assessment
  • Vocational counseling
  • Computer and job search seminars
  • Resumé and interview preparation
  • Opportunities for career training scholarships

FCWS strives to provide local employers with the talent they need to grow their business while giving job seekers universal access to high-quality employment and training opportunities that support career mobility.

Seton Center, Inc.

Since 1969, Seton Center has been helping the people of Frederick County with services to fill unmet needs in the community for individuals and families. Seton Center provides a variety of services including:

  • Assistance with paperwork for government assistance
  • Assistance finding stable housing
  • Workshops on building support systems and using community resources
  • Dental care for the uninsured or underinsured

Seton Center also runs its own Seton Family Store, a high-quality thrift store where all donations and purchases help support the mission of Seton Center. You can contact Seton Center by calling 301-447-6102 or visiting their website

The list doesn’t stop there. Frederick County has dozens of non-profit organizations that provide services for people who need to get back on their feet after whatever setback they’ve experienced. For more information about how Second Chances Garage can help or discuss some of our other partners, contact us today

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