For over 40 years, McClendon Center has provided critical programs and services to those most vulnerable in our community — supporting and empowering them to live more independently and improve their quality of life.
We employ a whole person-centered approach and provide comprehensive, wraparound services that address primary care needs, as well as a host of social issues, including: housing and food insecurity, access to quality health care, and stigma, prejudice and lack of social interaction.
These include counseling, community support, housing assistance, art and movement therapy groups, and substance use counseling.
There are no time limits on services offered, but we aim to work with clients so they achieve their highest degree of recovery and independence.
At McClendon Center, our staff members strive to build mutual partnerships with clients and encourage them to take charge of their own recovery.
In any given year, we support more than 4,500 individuals who come to us for help when they need it most, many of whom represent our most disenfranchised community members.
Nearly 91% of our clients are African American, ages range from 19 to 96 (33% are 55 or older), and 28% are homeless or staying in shelters.
All of our clients are diagnosed with mental illness — depressive disorders comprise the #1 diagnosis (39%) followed by schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorders (25%), and bipolar disorders (17%).