Walden Receives $10,000 Grant from Carefirst BCBS

(April 3, 2014) Walden has received a grant for $10,000 from CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield (CareFirst) to provide general operating support for the organization’s Crisis and Trauma/Mental Health Program. The CareFirst grant will help support Walden’s 24-hour crisis hotline and suffering victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. To date, CareFirst has contributed $30,000 to Walden’s program initiatives.

“We are grateful for CareFirst’s continued support of our vital programs, like the crisis hotline,” said Kathy O’Brien, CEO of Walden. “Without committed partners like CareFirst, our services fail to reach residents of southern Maryland.”

About Walden

For over 40 years Walden, a non-for-profit, has been focused on bringing “hope today, help for tomorrow” to the St. Mary’s, Charles and Calvert counties in southern Maryland. Walden offers a comprehensive array of behavioral health treatment and recovery services to individuals and families throughout the tri counties region. These services include crisis intervention, psychiatric and mental health therapy, trauma services related to relationship abuse or sexual assault, drug and alcohol services, and community and recovery support initiatives. To learn more about Walden, visit our website at www.waldensierra.org.

About CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield

In its 77th year of service, CareFirst, an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is a not-for-profit health care company which, through its affiliates and subsidiaries, offers a comprehensive portfolio of health insurance products and administrative services to 3.4 million individuals and groups in Maryland, the District of Columbia and Northern Virginia. In 2013, CareFirst contributed nearly $57 million to community programs designed to increase the accessibility, affordability, safety and quality of health care throughout its market areas. To learn more about CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield, visit our website at www.carefirst.com or follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CareFirst_News.

Source: Walden

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