Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter

The Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter is an 88-bed facility that offers homeless adults a safe place to sleep, shower, and receive laundry assistance.

During Fiscal Year 2023 the Coalition sheltered 343 individuals.

42% of Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter residents are age 51 and older During Fiscal Year 2023.

8% of Clients Served Were Veterans.

Alan P. Linton, Jr. Emergency Shelter

Hours of Operation:
Year-Round, 7 days/ a week

Clients Admitted:
Nightly, 6:30-9:00pm
No admittance after 9:00pm
Closes: 7:00am

Emergency Shelter Contact Information:
Kavonte Duckett, Director of Alan P. Linton, Jr.  Emergency Shelter
301-631-2670 x 114

Alan P. Linton, Jr.’s Legacy

The Coalition’s Emergency Shelter opened in 2002 and was named in memory of Alan P. Linton, Jr. 

Alan had many passions and interests. He loved his family, football, and was a foodie. Alan loved to learn. A true Marylander, Alan was a huge fan of the Orioles and Cal Ripken, Jr. He was a wrestler in school and earned the nickname “The Iron Man”.  

Despite growing up in a small town, Alan had big dreams of becoming a success on Wall Street. A wiz at numbers, Alan worked as a 26-year-old financial analyst at an investment firm on the 104th floor of the World Trade Center’s South Tower.

Alan’s family was incredibly important to him. Despite working more than 200 miles away in New York City, Alan made the trip home to Maryland every weekend. Alan was active in his family’s church, the Frederick Church of the Brethren. Sharing his family’s passion for serving in the community, Alan saw himself becoming a philanthropist, giving back to those in need.   

Only 26, Alan lost his life in the September 11, 2001 attacks on the Twin Towers. Sharon and Pat Linton chose to honor their son’s remarkable life with a generous gift to help establish the new emergency shelter. As a result, Alan’s desire to serve his community lives on. The shelter bearing his name has provided thousands of people with shelter since it was established.

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