Programs and Services

Hospital pathway

Green Door provides comprehensive programs tailored to the individual needs of people with a mental illness. Most of Green Door’s programs may be used by mental health consumers individually as they need or want them.

Community Support Services:

Green Door is certified by the Department of Mental Health as a Core Service Agency (CSA) and provides assessment, psychiatric services, medications, case management by community support workers, counseling, day services for people with a secondary diagnosis of substance abuse, day services for people who need specialized help, and many other services to those enrolled in our CSA.

Housing Services:

The Green Door Housing Services Program helps people obtain housing. Green Door has different types of housing and provides all level of staff support needed to help members stay housed. Green Door owns and leases housing, and helps people obtain Section 8 and other subsidies to make housing affordable.

Job Training and Placement:

Green Door is the only program in the District that utilizes the Clubhouse model to get people with mental illness back to work and living in the community. Working from the individual’s strengths, the Clubhouse provides members with the opportunity to learn employable skills through meaningful work and to participate in a supportive community. Green Door promises life-long support as members become self-sufficient and involved in the wider community.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Are mental illness and mental retardation related?No. Mental illness has nothing to do with a person’s intelligence. Most developmentally disabled people have no psychiatric problems; many persons diagnosed with mental illness are very intelligent.How common is mental illness?After heart disease, mental illness is the nation’s second leading cause of disability. The U.S. Surgeon General estimates […]

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History of Green Door and Brief Overview

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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 […]

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