Dear Friend of Green Door:
After careful consideration over a period of many months, Green Door’s board of directors recently voted to pursue a partnership with a larger organization that could provide greater stability and broader program offerings for the brave, resilient men and women currently served by Green Door. We are pleased to announce that MBI Health Services will assume operational control of Green Door’s programs and contracts with the DC Department of Behavioral Health effective February 25th, 2017. In our deliberations, maximizing continuity for our behavioral health clients and staff was our top priority, and we believe this arrangement goes further than any alternatives we considered to achieve that goal. It is not yet known whether Green Door or its affiliate Green Door Housing, Inc., will continue as a smaller, legacy organization after we complete the restructuring, so we have suspended accepting donations until further notice.
We are profoundly grateful to our thousands of friends, including past and present board members, volunteers, donors, staff, clients, members and their families, and our government partners for their steadfast support and for allowing us to ‘open doors and transform lives’ for more than 40 years. We urge you to continue to be a champion for high quality, accessible behavioral health care. Please get involved with other local and national organizations, insist that legislative officials fund safety net programs, and demand full implementation of parity laws so that behavioral health care is funded just like any other type of health care.
With our sincerest thanks,
Linda W. Banton, Chair
Richard R. Bebout, CEO