Heartly House

Heartly House is the only organization in Frederick County, Maryland, that provides comprehensive services to survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. They have been providing these services since 1979.  Their services include:

  • a 24-hour hotline
  • emergency shelter
  • individual and group counseling
  • victim advocate services & legal representation
  • medical advocacy
  • abuse intervention groups
  • community outreach

Grace Church collects small-denomination gift cards ($5-$20) for Heartly House to distribute to its clients.  Gift cards enable the clients, who often leave their homes in crisis with nothing but the clothes on their backs, to feel empowered.  Gift cards can be used to purchase food, clothing, school supplies, gas, and other basic human needs.  Examples of gift card vendors include:

  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Sheetz
  • Giant
  • Food Lion
  • Safeway

If you are interested in participating in this ministry, please contact the parish administrator by email at gracechurchoffice@comcast.net or by phone at 301-865-3270.          IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW IS IN NEED OF HEARTLY HOUSE’S SERVICES, PLEASE CALL THEIR 24-HR HOTLINE AT 301-662-8800. YOUR CALL IS CONFIDENTIAL.

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