2020 ALICE in Frederick County

In Frederick County, MD, 35,291 households (37%) cannot afford basic needs such as housing, transportation, child care, food, transportation, health care and technology.  Despite overall improvement in the federal poverty level, employment rates and gain in median income, the economic recovery in Frederick County, like that in the rest of Maryland, had not reached all families before the deleterious impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  A growing number of families now face challenges from low wages, reduced work hours, depleted savings and increasing costs.

The ALICE Report for Frederick County provides and in-depth look at Frederick County and the population called ALICE - Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.  ALICE households have incomes above the Federal Poverty Level (FPL), but struggle to afford basic houshold necessities.

2020 ALICE Report Release Presentation

2020 ALICE Report Release Q&A


Click Here to request the full 2020 ALICE Report for Frederick County

If you would like more information on the ALICE Report for Maryland, visit www.unitedforalice.org/state-overview/maryland

What is United Way of Frederick County doing to help?

The report underscores United Way of Frederick County's mission of bringing people and institutions together to collectively build a strong, viable community. UWFC focuses on strengthening the education , financial stability , and health of the Frederick County community because we know that children do better in school and in life when they have access to quality education; people are more financially secure when they have the skill set to land and keep good jobs, and have access to affordable, quality health care.

Through program and grants, United Way of Frederick County yields nearly $3 million annually in community impact that helps children, adults and families thrive. Whether it's through the Prosperity Savings Accounts program, free tax preparation, budget coaching, or financial education, the Prosperity Center helps families and individuals obtain the knowledge and resources they need to achieve financial stability.

UWFC also collaborates with business, government and community groups to identify and advocate for solutions that address underlying issues that negatively impact the Frederick County community, and especially ALICE families.

See HERE for an interactive website for more ALICE data on Frederick County, the rest of Maryland and other states.

Click HERE for a map from Frederick County government identifying food banks available to ALICE households along with ALICE data.

Click HERE for an analysis of ALICE households and how proposed stimulus payments would impact their financial stability during the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 ALICE Report Release & Community Conversation Virtual Event 

Media Coverage

Local DVM - Localdvm.com

  • Click to watch  media coverage of the 2020 ALICE Report Release & Community Conversation.

The Frederick News-Post - fredericknewspost.com

  • Click to read  media coverage of the 2020 ALICE Report Release & Community Conversation.

Need help?

Click here for a list of community resources and programs that could be of help to you or someone you know.

Local ALICE Partners

  • Advocates for Homeless Families
  • Blessings in a Backpack
  • Boys & Girls Club of Frederick County
  • Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick
  • Children of Incarcerated Parents Partnership
  • City of Frederick
  • The Community Foundation of Frederick County
  • Community Living, Inc.
  • Federated Charities
  • The Frederick Center
  • Frederick Community College
  • Frederick County Government
  • Frederick County Public Libraries
  • Frederick County Public Schools
  • Frederick Health
  • Frederick Rescue Mission
  • Girls on the Run of Mid & Western Maryland
  • Goodwill Industries of Monocacy Valley
  • Habitat for Humanity of Frederick County
  • Heartly House
  • Hood College
  • Frederick Health Hospice
  • Housing Authority of the City of Frederick
  • Interfaith Housing Alliance
  • Kiwanis Club of Frederick
  • Literacy Council of Frederick County
  • Marriage Resource Center
  • Mental Health Association of Frederick County
  • New Spire Arts
  • Partners in Care
  • Second Chances Garage
  • Spanish Speaking Community of Maryland
  • Helen J. Serini Foundation
  • SHIP of Frederick County
  • Woman to Woman Mentoring
  • Zavos Architecture+Design