Frederick County Support Group for Sexual Assault

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.

Fifth Annual Frederick Pride Welcomes Over 5,000 People

Over 5,000 people attended the fifth annual Frederick Pride on Saturday, June 25th, presented by the Frederick Center. Over 70 vendors – including non-profits, churches, small businesses, artists, and Frederick County agencies – set up along Carroll Creek Linear Park. In other parts of Frederick, business owners posted “Frederick Pride Ally” decals in their shop windows, indicating a safe space and a special discount for Pride attendees. From the ecumenical church service before the festival began, to the after-party at The Lodge in Boonsboro, Maryland, Frederick Pride went strong all day long.