Each year, McClendon Center is changing the lives of more than 1,500 DC residents who come to us for help. All of our clients are diagnosed with severe mental illness — many represent our most disenfranchised community members. We provide comprehensive, wraparound services addressing primary care needs as well as psychosocial services. These include counseling, community support, housing assistance, art and movement therapy groups, and substance abuse counseling. At McClendon Center, our staff members strive to build mutual partnerships with clients and encourage them to take charge of their own recovery. There are no time limits on services being offered, but our aim is to work with clients so that they achieve their highest degree of mental health recovery and independence.