Who We Serve

Meet Earnestine “It makes me feel proud to sit here and say that I got help.” When Earnestine was 9 or 10 years old, she started hearing voices. Her mother, not understanding that her daughter was showing signs of, what was later diagnosed as, schizo-affective disorder (a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar) locked her in a…

Mission and Vision

Our Mission: Green Door Behavioral Health empowers the lives of individuals and families through comprehensive treatment and support services. Our Vision: As a center for excellence experienced in delivering behavioral health care and an array of other needed support services, Green Door Behavioral Health is committed to a world in which all have access to exceptional behavioral health…

Mental Health and Diabetes — a Surprising Connection on World Health Day

The World Health Organization (WHO) was founded on April 7, 1948, and every year that date is commemorated as World Health Day, putting a global focus on one specific aspect of health around the world. This year the topic is “Beat Diabetes,” and you might think diabetes has little connection to mental health — but…

Our Door

Our Door Community Wellness Center, in partnership with the Department of Behavioral Health and Green Door Behavioral Health, provides mutual support, self-help, advocacy, education, information and referral services to assist people with mental health and/or substance use disorders regain control over their lives and recovery process.

History

Green Door’s intensive program provides psychiatric and counseling services coupled with case management and includes supportive education, housing, day treatment programs, supported employment, and a host of necessary programs that many of our clients have never before been able to access. Green Door assists 1800 clients, and is consistently rated among the top behavioral health…

Psychiatric Services & Support

Green Door is certified by the Department of  Mental Health and provides assessment, psychiatric services, medications, case management by community support workers and counseling. Specifically, Green Door provides: Psychiatric Services Medication Management and Health Education Individual and Group counseling Community support and case management assistance 24-hour support in times of emergencies Help for clients with substance abuse problems…

Support Us

Green Door’s successes are great because we see the individual, not the illness. The people we help are members of our community and we treat each with the dignity and respect they deserve. We work closely with our clients to help them meet the goals that they set; and once met, work to exceed them. The progress made by…

History of Green Door and Brief Overview

History: Green Door was founded in 1976 as a community program that prepares people with severe and persistent mental illness to work and live independently. We have helped nearly 3,000 District of Columbia residents move from institutions and homeless shelters, to lead fulfilling, independent lives. Green Door is recognized nationally as one of the most…