The name Walden was inspired by the work of Henry David Thoreau. St. Mary’s County has been home to Walden since 1973. Walden is a local, community based 501c3 non profit CARF (Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited organization with six different locations in Southern Maryland.
Central to our programming is our 24 hour local crisis hotline, 301-863-6661. This hotline is one of the oldest local, professionally staffed hotlines in operation in the United States. From the hotline, Walden is able to help individual community members and better understand unmet community needs. We have used this information to build our programming as a response to community needs.
Walden has received several excellence awards over the years. Some of these awards include: