Jan Gardner (Democratic)
There are numerous gaps and human service needs filled by our non-profits including housing assistance, emergency shelter, physical health care, prescription medication, mental health, drug and alcohol addiction, and helping people find jobs and transition to stability. The quality of life in our community is enhanced by our non-profits. As County Executive, I will restore the long standing grants-in-aid program to restore the county’s partnership with our non-profit human service agencies. We best meet the needs of our community when we all work together – government, our non-profits, our faith and religious communities, and our many service organizations.
Blaine R. Young (Republican)
Unfortunately, over the last eight years, Governor O’Malley has decimated funding for treating the mentally ill. Organizations like the Way Station and the Rescue Mission do great work to pick up, where the government has failed. Working with the City of Frederick, we secured funding to keep the homeless shelter open year-round. We must all work together to help those who are unable to help themselves.
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