The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has resonated throughout our community and continues to take its toll physically, emotionally, socially, and mentally on our friends, neighbors, and loved ones. The need for mental health care services has never been greater and every dollar raised for Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center’s Emergency Department, J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center, and Pathways supports this growing and vital need.

In 2020, more than 6,100 patients visited LHAAMC’s Emergency Department and the J. Kent McNew Family Medical Center seeking acute mental health care services. This is a 10% increase from 2019. The diseases of mental health and addiction are often co-occurring, with more than 3,785 patients visiting LHAAMC’s Emergency Department and Pathways, seeking substance abuse care and treatment.

Your support is crucial to sustaining these programs to ensure that we can keep these facilities close to home. Below is how your donation can make a direct impact: