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McClendon Center prepares people recovering from mental illness to improve their quality of life.
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.
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