An estimated 4,000 Frederick County residents have been furloughed by the federal government’s partial shutdown. I know this is causing great stress for many families in our community. Fortunately, we are blessed to live in a county that truly comes together to care for our neighbors in need. Resources are available to help during this difficult time. If you or someone you know is struggling as a result of the shutdown, the information below may help until the federal government is fully reopened.