Entries by Elissa

Make a Gift, Get a Gift

For a limited time, if you donate $25 (or more), we’ll send you a set of note cards as our appreciation. The artwork on the note cards were created by our clients who exhibited their pieces at our Art of Transformation event. Each package contains one of each design pictured.  DONATE NOW to make your gift […]

McClendon Center Client Participates in today’s USA TODAY Facebook Live discussion

Earlier today, USA TODAY hosted a Facebook Live discussion about the GOP health plan and its effects on mental health and addiction progress. Linda Rosenberg, CEO of the National Council for Behavioral Health and Samuel Hedgepeth, a McClendon Center client, addressed how “the House Republicans’ Affordable Care Act replacement placement plan would dramatically change who is eligible […]

2017 Art of Transformation – Act Now!

We’re so excited to be hosting this year’s Art of Transformation client art show & reception at Capitol at 400, a roof-top venue with spectacular views of our nation’s capital.  Your support of  this event is so important to our clients, especially those who use art as a therapeutic tool. In addition to raising critical […]

McClendon Center Receives $5,000 MAXIMUS Foundation Grant

We are proud to have been selected by the MAXIMUS Foundation to receive a $5,000 grant in support of our programs and services for our community members with mental illness. Over 2,000 men and women come to McClendon Center – all of whom are working toward achieving their highest degree of mental health recovery and […]

What is the price tag for quality and compassion?

The problems with funding for mental and behavioral healthcare is not new to District of Columbia; but, this year, the effects are overwhelming. By the end of September, McClendon Center will experience a shortfall of over $100,000 due to the Department of Behavioral Health cutting off funding for uninsured clients.  This problem appears to be […]

We Earned Our Second 5-Star Provider Scorecard Rating

We kicked of Mental Health Awareness Month by earning the only five-star Provider Scorecard* rating by the DC Department of Behavioral Health for the second year in a row. We are very honored to receive this recognition and are grateful to our staff — especially our Community Support Specialists whose teamwork with their clients is reflected […]

FY2015 Annual Report Now Available

2015 was truly a year of celebration, progress, and accomplishment for McClendon Center. We invite you to review this 2015 Annual Report and learn about our new client-focused programs and activities, and the impact that further reflects our dedication to providing services that best meet the needs of our clients. Download the 2015 Annual Report here. […]

Meet Carl, artist

Carl is one of our most talented and prolific artists whose favorite subjects include landscapes and houses. Born in Jamaica, Carl moved to the DC area when he was 12. He’s always been interested in creating art and despite his mother discouragement,he didn’t let that stop him from drawing. During his teen years, he began […]