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For over 40 years, Walden has been at the forefront of behavioral health in the Southern Maryland region. Since 1973 we have continued to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of individuals and families, all while working hard to improve the overall health of our surrounding community.

Our comprehensive array of services is designed to provide clients with the help they need – when they need it. Thank you for helping us continue to bring "Help for today. Hope for tomorrow."




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Red Ribbon Week 10/25- 10/31 reaches over 100 million people each year and is the nations oldest drug prevention campaign. This year's theme is respect yourself. Be drug free.

17 of us attended to join hundreds braving the weather for the 3rd Fed Up Rally and March to the White House, calling for a federal response to the opiate addiction health crisis.  Many thanks to the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth/Camp Maria Retreat Center for assisting with transportation costs to the event!

Thank you to everyone who supported this year's fundraising event!

We couldn't have done it without your attendance, donations and sponsorship!


Wear purple -- the color of Domestic Violence Awareness Month -- during the month of October and use this as a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you.

Every year Walden gets together with St. Mary's College for the Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event that takes place at the college track. We hope that you can join us again this year!

Speakers and presenters available upon request email 


Latest News & Events

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Walden Quarterly Newsletter

October 29, 2015 9:00 am

What’s Happened Last Quarter?

We had a wonderful fundraising event at the Olde Breton Inn on September 18th! Thank you to all of our donors, sponsors and attendees for your generous support.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Moth

October 1, 2015 11:00 am

Evolving from a “Day of Unity” back in October of 1981, October is nationally recognized as Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Walden serves over 500 domestic violence cases annually. We would like to remind you that we are always here to help. Our 24 hour crisis hotline (301-863-6661) has been funded by St. Mary’s county for over 40 years and has taken roughly half a million calls.

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September is National Recovery Month

September 1, 2015 11:00 am

Letter to the Editor:

September has been recognized as National Recovery month for 25 years. According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration’s (SAMHSA) website, National Recovery Month is “a national observance that educates Americans on the fact that addiction treatment and mental health services can enable those with a mental and/or substance use disorder to live a healthy and rewarding life.” Walden would like to remind you that we are here to help.  We provide addiction and mental health treatment and recovery services. Our 24 hour Crisis Hotline (301 863-6661) has been funded by our county government for over 40 years, providing immediate crisis intervention as well as access to our treatment continuum.  We receive approximately 1,000 calls per month.

We offer individualized substance abuse treatment targeted to fit the individualized needs of both adolescents and adults and offer walk-in assessments at all of our locations. Mental health therapy is offered in our Lexington Park, Charlotte Hall and Waldorf locations with walk-in assessments available at each of these locations. To schedule an appointment please call 888-912-7366.

Recovery support services provide peer-based and additional support to adults and youth and are offered at the Beacon of Hope Recovery & Wellness Center in Lexington Park and The Cove/DFZ located in California. All services provided at the Cove and Beacon are free. We have many events scheduled throughout the month, check our website for details or check us out on Facebook.

Together with our partners in County Government, the Health Department, MedStar St Marys, DSS, DJS, the courts and local law enforcement we strive to address the complicated disease of addiction. We help thousands of our citizens annually. No matter what the issue, our staff are ready to provide support and assistance. Please call us anytime day or night at 301-863-6661. We are here to listen.

Thank you for your continued support. We pledge to continue to bring Southern Maryland “Help for today. Hope for tomorrow.”



Kathleen O’Brien, PhD

CEO Walden

301-997-1300 x 803

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