MISSION: Improving the lives of children, adults and families impacted by mental health and substance use disorders.
Arundel Lodge is a 501(c)(3) non profit organization that works toward a world where behavioral health disorders are not a limit to achieving a meaningful life in the community. We envision being an essential member of a community network that helps prevent behavioral health disorders and provides the care and support people need to lead healthy, productive lives.
One in four Americans will experience a behavioral health disorder in any given year regardless of age, race, religion, gender or economic status. Behavioral health disorders can range from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and much in between.
At Arundel Lodge we help people maintain their dignity and enter into the process of recovery. We support over 3000 community members in their quest to stay healthy, improve school performance, find jobs, participate in their community, locate appropriate resources, and enjoy life. Most of all, at Arundel Lodge, we provide a place where individuals can feel welcomed, empowered, and trusted to make their own decisions.
Over many years, I have seen the fine work you have done for both individuals and our community. Our son, now 53, has been fortunate to benefit from a sense of belonging through the activities Arundel Lodge provides. He and other members are not isolated or alone, but instead are part of a large communal family – supportive of one another – where socialization and acceptance occur and friendships evolve. It is not easy and not perfect, but marvelous all the same.
– With fondness and admiration, E.G.
Funds raised for Youth and their Families!
In July of 2014, Beverly and Stephen Marcus of Edgewater, MD provided Arundel Lodge with a $50,000 matching donation challenge to help Arundel Lodge create a youth and family behavioral health center, at our main campus, 2600 Solomons Island Rd in Edgewater, MD. More than 85 guests attended a September 2014 event hosted by the Marcuses to support the cause and to date, May 19, 2016, private donors have helped raise over $186,000! Over $108,000 in funds were also provided by Maryland state and Anne Arundel County.
The Marcus Youth and Family Center, opened in November 2015, and fills a longstanding void in Anne Arundel County for treatment to the under-served population of children 4-17 years of age. We have incorporated a play therapy room and a teen group therapy room along with counseling spaces.
As of July 2016, over 225 youth and their families are being served by the Marcus Youth and Family Center. We are partnering with other organizations such as Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Annapolis Police Department, The Blue Ribbon Project, Anne Arundel County Partnership for Children Youth and Families, and others, along with transition-aged youth who have used mental health and substance use treatment services, to help guide the development of programs and services.
Arundel Lodge Merges with First Step Recovery Center
According to the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS), about 45% of Americans seeking substance use disorder treatment have been diagnosed as having a co-occurring mental and substance use disorder. Conversely, people diagnosed with a mental health disorder are more likely to experience a problem with substance use. As a result, in July 2015, Arundel Lodge merged with First Step Recovery Center in order to provide treatment to individuals with primary substance use disorders or co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders!