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Need Help?

Here at United Way of Frederick County, we know that anyone can fall on hard times. That is why we partner with other organizations to provide as many community resources and programs that could be of help to you or someone you know. Please keep in mind that resources are limited and some programs may be out of funds.

2-1-1

Simply dialing 2-1-1 can connect you to hundreds of community programs. Call our local 2-1-1 call center to talk to a compassionate, certified specialist in order to be connected to community resources that can help you out with your individual situation, whatever it may be.

Financial Stability Tools

We aim to help residents make better financial decisions by providing information and assistance with banking, tax returns, budgeting and educational trainings, so you can keep more of the money you earn. With Frederick becoming increasingly unaffordable, anyone can benefit from utilizing these tools. Check out our Prosperity Center page for a multitude of resources, free for you.

FamilyWize Prescription Assistance

FamilyWize prescription drug discount cards provide pharmacy discounts (up to 75%) on all FDA-approved prescription medicine not covered by insurance, Medicaid, Medicare or other benefit plans. It can be used by everyone in the community for prescription medicine, not just people with no insurance. Simply give the card to the pharmacist with your prescription. An instant discount — varies by medication — is applied to the prescription medicine.

Stuff the Bus (School Supplies)

Each fall United Way engages local businesses and individuals in a STUFF THE BUS collection drive, with the goal of collecting school supplies to distribute through Frederick County Public Schools. Families that need help are encouraged to call 2-1-1 for resources and distribution locations.

In 2015, over 1,500 FCPS students benefited from the drive, over 50 companies participated as collection sites, and more than 25,000 items were collected.

STOP BULLYING Resources

The STOP BULLYING Coalition promotes anti-bullying efforts through public awareness, education, and community forums.

Born Learning

With many communities being concerned about children coming to school unprepared, Born Learning emerged as a public engagement campaign that helps parents, grandparents and caregivers create quality early learning opportunities for young children.