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Walden Quarterly Newsletter

Posted on: October 29, 2015 9:00 am
Tags: Walden, Quarterly, Newsletter

Walden's Quarterly Newsletter

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.

This summer the Cove and Greenwell
Foundation teamed up to build a tire
tower for children to enjoy at the park!

 

Fed Up Rally, 2015:  A group of 17 people from Walden's Beacon attended and joined 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 of Nazareth/Camp Maria Retreat Center for assisting with transportation costs to the event!

We went to make history with thousands of others on the National Mall, in the first ever concert for recovery and advocacy. One of our participants said of the event, "This was an amazing, awesome and humbling experience.” 


Ongoing Projects

Walden is working with the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to institute vivitrol as an option for opiate addicted individuals participating in treatment and re-entry services

Walden would like to announce: we started a Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) located in Charlotte Hall! The program is 6 hours a day 6 days a week. 

What’s Happening this Quarter?

  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. We would like to remind you to Wear purple -- the color of Domestic Violence Awareness-- this is a way to tell others why ending domestic violence is important to you.
  • Walden will be joining 70 other exhibitors at the St. Mary’s County Health Fair on October 30th
  • Beacon of Hope is hosting an 8 hour Mental Health First Aid training being sponsored by the Healthcare Enterprise Zone (Great Mills, Lexington Park) on Tuesday 10/27 and Thursday 10/29 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.  The training is free.  Registration is required by contacting Health Connections at 301-475-6019
  • The Cove/DFZ will be partnering with the St. Mary's County Health Dept to provide youth-driven education to local tobacco and vapor retailers regarding the Youth Tobacco Access Law.  Youth of The Cove/DFZ will create, star in and produce an educational video with accompanying print materials.

Spotlight

In September Walden opened Dockside in California. The Dockside program provides a transitional housing environment for women seeking an environment supportive of stabilizing recovery. Individuals residing at Dockside participate in treatment and care management services. We’re here to help!

As we approach the holiday season we realize that this can be a stressful time of year. Walden would like to remind you that we are here to help! Please call for an appointment 888-912-7366 or call our hotline anytime 301-863-6661. We hope you all have a safe and happy holiday!