Help Desk

Yes! There are several ways to give to Arundel Lodge. We accepts donation of time, talent and treasure. Arundel Lodge is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so your gift may be tax exempt. For your convenience our tax id # is 51-0169423.

One of the most important gifts you can give to any nonprofit is to help fund the mission. Every dollar counts! Like most nonprofits, beyond our revenue we need additional funding to offer the best services and to grow our services to serve the community. We welcome monetary donations, donations of stocks, land, and other assets as well as legacy gifts (planned giving). You can also check with your employer to see if they have a matching gift program.Local businesses and corporations can donate items and services; provide event and program sponsorships, or grants. Arundel Lodge hosts special events throughout the year to help raise funds for the programs and services we provide. Attending one of our fundraising events is not only a good time, but helps us support those in our care.

If you would like to know more about meaningful ways to help fund Arundel Lodge’s mission, please contact Mary Henry, Director of Development and Marketing or visit our donation page.

Arundel Lodge also needs your time and talents! We cannot fulfill this critical mission alone. If you have a special skill that aligns with Arundel Lodge’s programs and service, please consider volunteering. The mission is best served by the active participation of other community members. Perhaps you would enjoy teaching one of our Day Program classes, like basic reading and math, fitness or nutrition. You can participate in the art program (you don’t have to be an artist!) or help with the vegetable garden. Are you a fan of events?  You can help with our annual gala or other special events. We also love when groups volunteer with us- please reach out if your church or civic group would like to volunteer for one of our home projects. To fill out a volunteer application click here

In order to provide our clients in our Residential Rehabilitation Program with the best care possible, Arundel Lodge accepts in-kind donations, of new, unused, unopened personal care items like shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene supplies, etc.; gently used clothing (for adults only); and new or gently used household goods such as dishes, furniture (no mattresses or pillows), and small appliances that are in working order.

Arundel Lodge is grateful for every contribution because each gift directly impacts the community members who walk through our doors. Your monetary donations, in-kind items, and gifts of your time, can change someone’s life…maybe even your own.

Language barriers can affect not only the quality of healthcare community members receive, but whether or not they choose to seek out treatment at all. As a result, Arundel Lodge has been a long-time provider of services to speakers of other languages in many of our programs. We hire staff as well as interpreters who are culturally competent and fluent in ASL to serve our community members who are deaf and hard of hearing, and in Spanish, to serve our Hispanic community members. Additionally, we use a language line service, when needed. Arundel Lodge strives to serve all community members and can make arrangements to provide interpreters in other languages as well.

Arundel Lodge is funded in three ways:

  1. We receive reimbursement from Medical Assistance and a few private insurers for client direct care
  2. We apply to government and private foundation grants
  3. We rely on private donations

Government and foundation grants along with private donations are a vital component in closing the gap on direct care services not covered by insurance, including 24hr care for some, hot meals for Day Program participants, treatment for the uninsured or underinsured, and other needed support services. This funding also helps to cover operational expenses such as maintaining our building at 2600 Solomons Island Road where many of our services are provided and maintaining the homes in which 126 people in our Residential Rehabilitation Program live. Finally, these funds allow us to expand programs and services that address the community’s needs, such as the development of the Marcus Youth and Family Center for newborn through 17 years of age and their families.

Applicants interested in applying for the Residential Rehabilitation Program will need to have a Residential Rehabilitation Program (RRP) Application completed by a mental health professional who works closely with the applicant. The applicant must sign the RRP Consent For Release of Information Form and must meet the Medical Necessity Criteria (appropriate diagnosis). The Medical Necessity Criteria must indicate why the applicant cannot function independently in the community with other mental health services.

The application must be sent to the County Core Service Agency of the applicant’s home origin (based upon the applicant’s current or last known address in the community prior to inpatient hospitalization, incarceration, residential crisis bed, or current state of homelessness).

RRP providers interview eligible applicants as vacancies occur (as directed by the County Core Service Agency). Questions regarding program vacancies should be directed to the Core Service Agency of your County. For Anne Arundel County, the Core Service Agency is the Anne Arundel County Mental Health Agency. The application can be mailed and/or faxed to your Core Service Agency address or the Core Service Agency fax number. The envelope or fax cover sheet should be addressed: Attn: Adult Services Coordinator or Residential Specialist.

Blank forms are available through Arundel Lodge by contacting Lisa Hughes (443) 433-5900 or AA County CSA at (410) 222-7858.

Arundel Lodge has always served veterans in our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic and Psychiatric Rehabilitation Programs. Our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic staff has been able to receive specialized training on military culture and evidence-based therapies to address veteran mental health and trauma. Our Supported Employment program works with all Veterans- you do not have to be receiving services from us to be eligible to work with someone in our Supported Employment program. We have clinic and program staff  who are veterans and we are a VA approved provider.

No. It is where community members come to receive a variety of quality, compassionate mental health treatment, supports, and services. Although Arundel Lodge has a Residential Rehabilitation Program that serves up to 136 individuals at one time in 35 homes around the community, no one resides at 2600 Solomons Island Rd.

This location is where our program staff, case management and business offices are situated; where we provide Health Home care coordination services; where 100 individuals a day, Monday – Thursday, enjoy Day Program; where the Open Eye Gallery and Studio Art Program shares beautiful artwork made by our artists; and where mental health treatment is provided in our Outpatient Mental Health Clinic for adults, and Marcus Youth and Family Center, for children newborns through years of age and their families. It is where community members come to receive a variety of quality, compassionate mental health treatment, supports, and services.


Arundel Lodge also has a second location at 1819 Bay Ridge Ave in Annapolis, where we provide outpatient mental health treatment as well as substance use services in our Integrated Services Program.

Before your first visit to Arundel Lodge please visit the front page of our website and make a request for services. After that request is received one of our intake specialists will assist you in setting up an appointment and making sure you have the correct insurance coverage or other options for covering your treatment.

Yes. And many people do. Arundel Lodge accepts several private insurance carriers in its Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Many therapists in the community do not take insurance because of the complicated matter of collecting reimbursements for services rendered. But Arundel Lodge sees it as part of its mission to help as many people in need as we are able. To find out if we accept your insurance, please call 443-433-5900.

Intellectual Disabilities and Physical Disabilities, both fall under the umbrella term of Developmental Disabilities. These are chronic conditions that appear at birth or in childhood, but certainly before age 22, and sometimes, but not always, occur together. Cerebral Palsy, for example is a physical disability, which in and of itself does not effect intellectual functioning, though 20-30% of individuals with Cerebral Palsy also have a cognitive disability. Down Syndrome is the most common cause of intellectual disability, though levels of impairment vary widely.
In order for someone to be diagnosed with an Intellectual Disability, the person must have a well below average IQ (70 points or lower)  and have severe limitations on daily functioning skills, which include Conceptual skills, such as language and literacy; Social skills, such as social responsibility and problem solving; and Practical skills, such as personal care, use of money, and occupational skills.
Mental illness, also known as mental health disorder or behavioral health disorder, is not the same as Intellectual Disability. Mental health disorders affect mood, thought processes or behavior and can manifest in anyone at any time in their life. Mental Illness  does not directly impact cognitive abilities, but can change a person’s perceptions and thought processes and affect a person’s everyday functioning and ability to relate to others. When mental illness and intellectual disability occur together, the descriptive term used is “dual diagnosis.”
Arundel Lodge’s mission is improving the lives of children, adults, and families impacted by mental health and substance use disorders. Some of the individuals we serve also happen to have intellectual and/or physical disabilities.

According to Mental Health America, studies have shown that, “we are able to prevent or mitigate the effects of mental illness and allow individuals to live fulfilling, productive lives in the community. From the influence of genetics and prenatal health all the way into early adulthood, we are learning more about the critical points in brain development and life experiences that increase the risk for or provide protection against the development of mental health disorders.”

Scientists believe some individuals have a genetic predisposition for mental illness. Although genes influence the development of mental illnesses, certain environmental conditions must also be present. For example, schizophrenia is considered highly heritable, yet studies have shown that with identical twins, there is only a 50 percent chance that both twins will have schizophrenia. This may suggest that environmental factors play a significant role in the development of mental health disorders.

Adverse childhood experiences, such as stress from poverty, abuse, neglect, parental death, witnessing violence, or even something as common as divorce, can increase children’s vulnerabilities to developing depression, anxiety, and antisocial behaviors that may continue into adulthood.

Damage from exposure to alcohol, illegal drugs, and tobacco; low birth weight; brain injury or oxygen deprivation; infection, poor nutrition, or exposure to toxins in the environment can also negatively affect the development of the fetus and newborn contributing to the onset of mental health disorders, according to the University of Washington, School of Social Work.

Community programs that help secure basic human needs; promote healthy relationships; increase a sense of safety and community inclusiveness; reduce adverse childhood experiences; and enhance good physical health, play an important part in preventing mental illness.

Arundel Lodge provides a wide range of programs for mental health and substance use disorders. Each person served by Arundel Lodge will go through an initial screening and assessment to determine their behavioral health needs–mental health treatment, substance use treatment or both. They will work with our licensed professionals to develop an Individual Rehabilitation Plan focused on their strengths and identify potential barriers to recovery and wellness, as well as work out a plan to reduce or eliminate those barriers. Arundel Lodge has Certified Addictions Counselors for alcohol and drugs, as well as licensed therapists. We have psychiatrists on staff and provide medication management; individual, group, and family therapy; transition and discharge planning; and medication-assisted treatment for substance use recovery. Peer support is also available.

The best way to determine if Arundel Lodge is able to meet your behavioral health needs is to come in for a screening and assessment during our walk-in hours, Monday – Friday, 9 am -11 am. Spots do fill up quickly, so the earlier, the better.

A: Yes! Arundel Lodge utilizes a ‘Provider Fit Chart’ to match clients with a therapist and/or prescriber who best fits their presenting concerns. The Provider Fit Chart includes the names of all the providers, their credentials, areas of competencies and preferences, areas outside their scope of knowledge and a list of insurance companies they are paneled with. Intake Clinicians and front desk staff utilize this valuable resource for matching clients with the best fit provider so that the most meaningful change can occur.