Frederick homeless shelter opens year-round

FREDERICK — A publicly funded homeless shelter in Frederick is switching to year-round operation after 12 years as a cold-weather shelter.

The Frederick News-Post reports that the Alan P. Linton Jr. Emergency Shelter made the switch Monday.

The 80-bed shelter is operated by the local Religious Coalition for Emergency Human Needs. The change was made possible by grants from the city, county and state totaling $190,000.

The coalition’s executive director says the group still needs private donations and volunteers to work each night.

The shelter opened in 2002. It is named for a Frederick native killed in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.

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