How early intervention and capacity building decreases adult homelessness in our community
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Melissa Muntz, Executive Director of SHIP of Frederick County
Melissa Muntz is the Executive Director of the Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County. A proud Hood College graduate, she began her career in government and politics. Melissa has spent time working for the Maryland State Legislature, United States Congress, and Capitol Hill lobbying firms. After her time with Congress, Melissa managed marketing and public relations for Visit Frederick, the county’s destination marketing organization. Throughout her career, she has maintained an active role in the local community, having served as a Director on several Frederick nonprofit Boards including Celebrate Frederick and Habitat for Humanity. Currently, Melissa sits on the Frederick County Coalition for the Homeless and Rotary Club of Carroll Creek Boards of Directors. A graduate of Leadership Frederick County, Melissa has been named to the list of “Top Young Professionals in Maryland Politics” and in 2023 was named the Transformational Leader of the Year by the Frederick County Chamber of Commerce. She lives in Downtown Frederick with her husband, daughter, and dog.
A brief overview including 3 key takeaways: The Student Homelessness Initiative Partnership of Frederick County aims to reduce adult homelessness by keeping vulnerable students connected to education and building capacity in young people to be successful in our community.
We do this by providing case management support as well as stabilization and the meeting of basic human needs. The economic impact of young people achieving their full academic potential is tremendous.