Safe Space Healing is an open and ongoing free weekly support group specifically for adult LGBTQ people who have experiences sexual assault or abuse. It is facilitated by licensed therapists from Heartly House. The support group provides a safe space that promotes healing by addressing issues of safety, the emotional impact, moving through experiences and supporting resiliency. Interested applicants for this free weekly support group should contact Heartly House at 301-662-8800. The time, day, and location of the group will be disclosed to applicants after they complete a successful phone intake process.

Heartly House is the only organization in Frederick County, Maryland, that provides comprehensive services to those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse.

They have been providing these services since 1979. Services include: a 24-hour hotline, emergency shelter, individual and group counseling, victim advocate services and legal representation, medical advocacy, abuse intervention groups, and community outreach and professional education. While all services are confidential, please be advised that they are mandated by law to report child abuse, as well as threats of suicide or homicide. For more info, contact or 301-668-8800.