Dr. James R. Smith an African American physician, along with C.R. Smith and financing from the Washington Shores Federal Savings and Loan, established Frontline Outreach in 1967. Over the past 50 years, the building has been a beacon and safe haven for thousands of families. Frontline Outreach formerly known as the Washington Shores Association for Recreation (W.S.A.R.) was then expanded through the efforts of an evangelist, C.R. Smith.
As time marched on, Frontline Outreach has struggled to keep pace with the needs of its constituency, all the while the building slowly became blighted. The structure has now begun to rise from its' threadbare existence. The reclamation of Frontline Outreach and a renewed commitment to excellence was introduced in 2013 by Bishop Allen T.D. Wiggins of the Hope Church.