Through Impact Club, as Impact Venture Capitalists, we invest heavily in local charities that demonstrate a powerful “Story Engine,” and have proven their willingness to fight for their cause – by competing in and winning a high-stakes competition. As a result, Impact Club, through Impact Venture Capitalism has dramatically multiplied the Impact that a single person can have on charities in their local community.
Heartly House is the only agency in Frederick County that provides community-based comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse. Since 1979, Heartly House has been a safe haven for victims and their children. There is no charge for any of Heartly House’s victim services. These specially trained and certified advocates accompany victims to the hospital and assist them through the forensic exam and interview process. Victim advocacy, whereby our legal advocates offer assistance to survivors as they proceed through the court system.
We are a Christ-centered ministry providing residential recovery programs to the homeless or chemically addicted, food to the hungry, clothing and furniture to the needy and connection within our community through relationships. The Mission serves breakfast and lunch 365 days a year to anyone in need of a meal. Provides a loving, Christ-centered place for homeless women and children in Frederick as they embark on a 90-day journey to discover their purpose and to find healing and hope. Changed Life Recovery Program designed to help men reclaim their lives following homelessness and/or addiction.
Frederick County 4H Therapeutic Riding Program has been providing horseback riding lessons and equestrian activities to Frederick County residents with medically certified mental, physical and/or emotional disabilities for more than 33 years. Our equine therapists provide an opportunity for our riders to build the “I Can Do It Attitude” by learning basic horsemanship skills; improving muscle tone, balance and posture. Lessons incorporate education, socialization, recreation and therapy. We have no paid staff. Many volunteers work as barn crew, horse leaders and side walkers.