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Steadfast sets sail in the 2022-23 Sailing Through the Winter Solstice!


Steadfast has been given the very great honor to have a boat in the 2022-23 Sailing Through The Winter Solstice Event in Downtown Frederick. Each year, Sailing Through The Winter Solstice begins in November. A number of boats, transformed through the creative minds of many Frederick community organizations, set sail on the Creek. The boats are anchored in Carroll Creek, between Market Street and Carroll Street.

Steadfast’s boat, the Ally Cat, was the brain-child of our dedicated volunteers: Cheryl Pelino and Ron and Dorie Hemby. Steadfast was generously sponsored by Embrace Home Loans of Frederick.

It’s not just fun, it’s for a purpose. Each $1 vote raises much needed funding for Steadfast. Voting runs through the 1st Saturday in February 2023.

Thank you so much for your support! Please Vote for the Ally Cat!

Steadfast in the News

Frederick Non-Profit Opening House for Homeless Youth 

Check out our feature article in the Frederick News Post! Many thanks to Angela Roberts from the Frederick News Post for this wonderful article in April 2022! We are so close to welcoming youth home!

Roundtable Discussion Hosted by Steadfast

On October 16, 2019, Steadfast hosted a Frederick Youth Homelessness Roundtable, an Open Exchange of Ideas.  In order to explore how the youth are served, Steadfast invited representatives from a wide variety of service providers, organizations, and groups who are concerned with the issues faced by unaccompanied homeless youth in Frederick.

The panel for the discussion was comprised of representatives from – the Housing Authority of the City of Frederick,  Frederick County Public Schools (Mental Health Coordinator and Homeless Education Program Administrator) , Student Homeless Initiatives Partnership (SHIP) non profit, Frederick County Office for Children and Families, and Family Partnership of Frederick County.  Participants included several other Frederick County and State agencies as well as non profits. The discussion was organized around the Core Outcomes documented by the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness;  Stable housing, Permanent Connections, Education/Employment and Social-Emotional Well-being.

The roundtable provided a great opportunity for organizations in Frederick County to come together in a collaborative atmosphere to discuss issues and provide insight into resources that support, or could potentially support, the unaccompanied youth homeless population. Additionally, the discussion brought out areas where there may be a lack or gap in resources. It was clear our community has a unified passion around helping these youth and working toward resolving their unique issues. “I think, as well as many of participants would agree, that the roundtable was a great success and we touched on many key issues with youth homelessness and what we can provide going forward in conjunction with other organizations” stated Cindy Morgan, Executive Director of Steadfast.  ” Mostly we are all affecting change for our youth and together we can make a difference in our community.”

In the Street Celebration

Steadfast participated in the annual In The Streets Festival in downtown Frederick. The  event included various entertainers, food vendors, for profit and non profit organizations showcasing the variety of services available in Frederick County.  “It was a great opportunity to gain recognition in the County and introduce the Steadfast mission” said Cindy Morgan, Founder and Executive Director. “It was a really great experience for us and we received overwhelming support and interest in our organization. This was our first big interaction with the community and it was a wonderful reinforcement for the need in aiding our unaccompanied homeless youth.”