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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted on: November 7, 2016 12:00 pm


Did you know that October is Domestic Violence Awareness month? Walden would like you to remember that we are here to help. Please call our 24/7 Hotline anytime 301-863-6661 or call 888-912-7366 for an appointment.


Every year since October of 1981 Domestic Violence Awareness Month has taken place. Often domestic violence remains silent; together we can all raise together by helping create awareness about domestic violence and take a stand to end the cycle. Wear purple this month as a tool to tell others that ending the cycle of domestic violence is important to you. Walden’s Beautiful Women Domestic Violence Recovery Group created T-Shirts and we have them on display in the art gallery area of the Lexington Park library.

Walden sees over 350 cases related to domestic violence over the course of a year. Typically, more women seek domestic violence counseling services than men; however, Walden has seen an increase in the number of men seeking domestic violence counseling services within the past year. Clients report experiencing forms of domestic violence such as verbal, emotional, psychological, physical and sexual abuse.

Walden would like to remind you that we are here to help. Walden has domestic violence services that are available to anyone with any type of crisis in St. Mary’s County. Walden offers advocacy services for children, adolescents and adults impacted by: domestic violence, sexual assault and rape crisis. These services can be accessed by calling our 24-hour hotline anytime at 301-863-6661, a same day walk in appointment at our office in Lexington Park or connecting with one of our collaborative partners.

About Walden


Walden offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health treatment, and recovery services to individuals and families throughout the community. These services include crisis intervention, mental health therapy, trauma services related to relationship abuse or sexual assault, drug and alcohol services and community and recovery support services such as the free and open to the public Beacon of Hope and The Cove/DFZ Recovery and Wellness Centers.

For more information about how Walden can help, please visit, contact the 24-hour crisis hotline at 301-863-6661 anonymously, or call the appointment line at 301-997-1300/888-912-7366. Walden can also be found on Facebook and Twitter.