Entries by Elissa

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 […]

SAVE THE DATE for our 2016 Art of Transformation Event!

Join us on May 5, 2016, at the Toolbox in Dupont Circle or a fun evening. Instead of long speeches or a formal dinner, mingle with guests, take in the artwork created by our clients, delight in tasty bites and cocktails, and take your chance in our raffle drawings. All proceeds benefit McClendon Center, a […]

Sarah Barclay Hoffman Steps Down from Board Chair

THANK YOU, Sarah Barclay Hoffman, for your tremendous leadership and dedication to McClendon Center as Chair of our Board of Directors (2012-2015). At last night’s Board meeting, a new leadership slate was introduced as Sarah Barclay Hofflman stepped down as Chair; however, Sarah will remain on the Board as a member. Two members stepped off […]