Covid-19 Update

Good morning friends, partners, and supporters. I want to take a moment to update you on Linden Lodge’s response to Covid-19. We are already seeing the impact on our community with schools and golf resort closures, job loss, and limited access to basic needs. The ramifications of these disruptions to our lives will have far reaching effects. At Linden Lodge we a concerned about the toll this will take on our residents’ and staffs’ mental health as they face isolation and increased stress to meet their basic needs. 
We are committed to doing the best we can to serve our residents during this precarious time. Below you will find updates to our services.

Resident Support and Day Program Our facility remains open and all residents are adhering to the NC Shelter in Place order. For our residents this means no visitors, all appointments have been transitioned to virtual appointments, their weekly outings have been stopped, and all volunteer opportunities have been temporarily suspended.
All classes, groups, and activities that do not meet Social Distancing standards have been suspended until further notice. This includes our Day Program

The implementation of virtual tools and social distance adaptive measures to supplement therapies and relationships are ongoing.

Staff Support
As essential employees, our staff is dedicated to the ongoing care, attention, and additional support our residents need during this time. Their schedules have drastically been altered to mitigate as much outside exposure to the residents as possible. They have worked tirelessly to ensure our facility is at the highest level of cleanliness and sanitation. They have taken extra precautions not only at work but in their personal lives to maintain their personal health and are consistently monitoring themselves with the hopes of preventing any staff shortage.

There is a lot of fear and anxiety in the unknown. Images of empty grocery stores and shuttered businesses abound. But what I am most struck by is the compassion, generosity, and resiliency I have seen in the past few weeks. Social media is flooded with images, videos, and stories of Good work continuing, neighbors helping neighbors, and even neighbors helping strangers. We can and will get through this. It will take all of us working together. Together but separate. 

If you would like additional information on how you can support Linden Lodge during this time please do not hesitate to email me directly at

Donations can be made right here at our website on the homepage.

Please be safe.

With gratitude,
Deb Holmes
Linden Lodge Executive Director

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2020 Shred-It Event

After the huge success of the 2019 Shred-It, Linden Lodge will be hosting another shredding event. Mark your calendars for February 22, 2020. Bring any documents that need to be disposed of securely. There is no cost to shred but any and all donations will be greatly appreciated.

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McDonalds Chapel Annual Pancake Supper.

It’s that time again! Linden Lodge is so fortunate to have such wonderful friends at McDonalds Chapel . Each year to commemorate Shrove Tuesday, McDonalds Chapel host a Pancake Supper and the proceeds go to Linden Lodge. This year the tickets are $8 and include a complete dinner. Children under 10 are ONLY $1.00! Bring your whole family, all your friends, EVERYONE! Contact Deb at Linden Lodge at 910-817-5903 to buy tickets. See you there.

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There’s No Masking The Great Success of “Unmasking Mental Illness- A Masquerade Benefit Ball”

Linden Lodge Foundation Chair, Marianne Kernan, and Executive Director, Deb Holmes.

As a 501 (c)(3), Linden Lodge Foundation works tirelessly each year to raise money to support Linden Lodge. This year we decided to step out of our comfort zone and throw a Masquerade Ball. As with most “firsts”, the Masquerade ball presented us with a few challenges. Through the challenges, Linden Lodge triumphed! We were met with great success and cannot wait to see what next year holds. Such success would not be possible without our wonderful sponsors and everyone that showed up and supported us. We are truly grateful to you all!

To see more pictures from “Unmasking Mental Illness- A Masquerade Benefit Ball” please click here to head over to Out & About.

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Linden Lodge Foundation Chair named “Most Impactful Player in Mental Health in 2019”!

Marianne Kernan 2017

Pete Early, former Washington Post reporter, Mental Health Advocate, and long time friend of Linden Lodge, has just named Linden Lodge Foundation’s Chair, Marianne Kernan, “Most Impactful Player in Mental Health in 2019”.

Each year, Early picks a well-known individual or organization that is making a significant impact in Mental Health.

Continue reading on Pete Early’s website, here.

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Unmasking Mental Illness- A Masquerade Benefit Ball

Linden Lodge Foundation will be hosting their 2019 Unmasking Mental Illness- A Masquerade Benefit Ball at the Pinehurst Resort, Oct. 29th. Come have dinner and listen to Michael Wellington, author of Birdies, Bogeys, and Bipolarspeak on his personal experience with mental illness. Spend the rest of the evening dancing to the tunes of The Jonathon Robinson Band, a local favorite.

Lets take the mask off mental illness!

Tickets are available NOW! Limited seats available. Order your tickets online at TicketMe Sandhills,eventbrite or call us at 910-295-0600.

You can also follow the event on our Facebook page.

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Former N.C. Photographer Loses His Long Battle with Depression.

Guy Reynolds- photo credit to
 Allison V. Smith

Guy Reynolds, a previous Winston-Salem photographer has died. Reynolds was a friend of a friend of Linden Lodge. He recently beat cancer, he was a Pulitzer award recipient for his photography, and he worked for many years with The Dallas Morning News. Guy Reynolds also lived with Major Depression. In the end, no matter how much had been accomplished in his life, Reynolds still fell victim to an invisible illness. Our hope at Linden Lodge is for this amazing man’s life to live on through his beautiful photographs and to bring awareness to Mental Illness.

Major Depression in particular affects around 16 million adults in the US alone. Major Depression causes severe symptoms that affect everyday life. Personal hygiene, sleep, work productivity, and eating habits can all be affected by depression.  Major Depressive Disorder is treatable. To learn more about Guy Reynolds, check out this article from To learn more about Major Depressive Disorder please visit the National Institute of Mental Health.

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Amazon Smile

Don’t forget to use our link when shopping on Amazon. Such an easy way to give back! Click here to start shopping.

Linden Lodge Foundation has an Amazon Smile link. Click here to start shopping.
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Car Wash and Live Music!


Linden Lodge Foundations is hosting a car wash fundraiser to aid in the continuous operations of Linden Lodge, a group home dedicated to the recovery of Adults living with severe Mental Illness.

AutoZone of Aberdeen has graciously allowed us to use their facility for our fundraiser.

We will be there June 15th from 9am to 1pm.

Come get your car washed for just $15 and enjoy FREE tunes by Pathway’s Band! Ayla’s Heavenly Delites Ice Cream Van will be on site too.

Tickets available for pre-purchase or pay onsite the day of.

For more information on pre purchasing tickets, please contact Rebecca Sparks at or 910-331-7585

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Semi-Annual Charity Yard Sale

Join us May 3rd and 4th for our Semi-Annual Charity Yard Sale. We have everything! Furniture, clothes, electronics, home goods, everything!

Check out our Facebook Event for up to date info!

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