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McClendon Center prepares people recovering from mental illness to improve their quality of life.
McClendon Center serves the needs of adults diagnosed with mental illness through our Core Services Agency, Day Program and other services. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt organization based in Washington DC.
We provide psycho-social therapy, medication management, overall health management, counseling, group sessions, and housing support to people suffering from mental illness.
We provide services through our Core Services Agency on North Capitol Street and Day Program, which operates on the fifth floor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in downtown DC, both of which are certified by the DC Department of Behavioral Health. We are also accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (for more information, click HERE).
McClendon Center begins as a social outreach mission of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church (NYAPC). The Center is named for its founder, the Reverend Doctor Jack E. McClendon, a longtime Assistant Pastor at the church who envisioned the need for community-based care subsequent to the national movement to deinstitutionalize individuals from state psychiatric hospitals, which includes Saint Elizabeths Hospital.
To make an intake appointment, please call the Access Help Line at 1-888-793-4357.
All clients initially meet with one of our psychiatrists to determine if they could benefit from medication management.
Applying for benefits and navigating the mental health system are difficult, and clients usually need assistance with these and other case management tasks.
Many clients struggle with issues that can be explored with a trained therapist.
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