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 independence.
“I’m honored to recognize McClendon Center with this MAXIMUS Foundation grant for its tireless work to promote self-sufficiency and personal growth that empowers families in the local community,” said John Boyer, Chairman of the MAXIMUS Foundation. “McClendon Center’s commitment to enhancing health outcomes and family and community development – while implementing innovative programs and services – continues to inspire the MAXIMUS Foundation. We look forward to seeing more of McClendon Center work in the future as they serve the community.”
With more than 23,000 adults with Severe Mental Illness (SMI) living in our nation’s capital, the need to provide mental health services is clear. In addition to SMI, many of our clients have, or at risk for, at least one co-occurring chronic health condition (e.g., diabetes, asthma, heart disease, etc.). Demographically, a majority live well below the DC poverty line, 88% are African-American, and nearly 30% are homeless. We provide our clients with the treatment and care that improves their quality of life, reducing the risk of hospitalizations and incarceration. In the end, the broader DC community benefits from filling a void in available mental health treatment. While our primary revenue comes from Medicaid reimbursement for clinical services, other crucial but “medically non-essential” assistance and programs must be covered by other sources of funding. This grant from MAXIMUS FOUNDATION is invaluable and will help to defray the costs of our support services.
THANK YOU MAXIMUS FOUNDATION!
About MAXIMUS: Since 1975, MAXIMUS has operated under its founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People®, enabling citizens around the globe to successfully engage with their governments at all levels and across a variety of health and human services programs. MAXIMUS delivers innovative business process management and technology solutions that contribute to improved outcomes for citizens and higher levels of productivity, accuracy, accountability and efficiency of government-sponsored programs. For more information, visit www.maximus.com.
About the MAXIMUS Foundation: As the philanthropic arm of MAXIMUS, the Foundation extends the mission of the Company by identifying and awarding grants to partners with specialized expertise to deliver results within the same populations and communities served by the public programs the Company operates. The MAXIMUS Foundation is completely funded by MAXIMUS and its employees, and provides grants to local community organizations with programs and projects in the areas of child and youth development, health and community development.