Entries by Elissa

2018 Art of Transformation: April 26

Every year we strive to find unique venues and transform them into art galleries to showcase our clients’ original artwork and raise awareness about mental illness and our work. This year is no different! We are very grateful to Crowell and Moring for donating their beautiful space at 1001 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (complete with a […]

McClendon Center Recognized for Excellence

For the third year in a row, McClendon Center is recognized for its excellence by the DC Department of Behavioral Health. We are one of the two community behavioral health providers to earn a five-star Provider Scorecard* rating, which reflects the hard work and dedication to our clients by our staff and leaders as well […]

NPR: For Many, Medicaid Provides The Only Route To Mental Health Care

“One of the little-talked-about effects of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, was to boost access to mental health care for the poor. For people like Mouketou [— a client of McClendon Center], access to mental health care can mean the difference between being able to hold down a job or not.”  Click HERE for the complete […]

DC FY18 Budget and What It Means for Behavioral Healthcare and Public Care

from the DC Behavioral Health Association Newsletter, June 27, 2017  | www.DCBehavioralHealth.org   DC Council FY 2018 Budget$2.9 million included in the Health Committee markup to support a rate increase, pending conclusion of the anticipated rate study, was included in the final FY 2018 budget approved by the DC Council. Without these funds, even if […]

Taking Time Off for Mental Health: Tips from HR

One of the more important roles Human Resources plays in supporting employees is creating a stress free process for seeking time off to address mental health needs.  With limited sick time and high demands at work many organizations don’t make it easy or comfortable for employees to take time off. Sure, many organizations offer health […]

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 […]