Mental/Behavioral Health

Since its inception in 1943, Family Matters’ Mental and Behavioral Health unit has improved the access and quality of care for area residents who are struggling with mental illness with clinics in Maryland and Washington, DC. The unit recently received a 3 year accreditation by the Council on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) survey, exemplifying the commitment to quality improvement and the unique needs of each client.

Mental illness does not discriminate. Transcending socioeconomic, cultural and geographic boundaries, mental illness impacts everyone. According to data released by the National Institute of Mental Health in 2014:


With more than 75 program directors, clinical managers, therapists and intake coordinators on staff, Family Matters of Greater Washington’s Mental and Behavioral Health team works tirelessly to treat and to save the lives of D.C.- and Maryland-area residents battling mental illness.

Together these dedicated professionals treat 600 mental and behavioral health clients from the District and 100 Maryland-based mental and behavioral health clients monthly. As a D.C. Department of Behavioral Health Core Services Agency, Family Matters provides impact-driven, compassionate care solutions, including:

  • Diagnostic assessment
  • Medication
  • Counseling
  • Crisis treatment
  • Community support
  • Psychiatric rehabilitation
  • Trauma Systems Therapy
  • Integrated primary and behavioral health
  • Telemedicine (AmeriHealth clients)
  • Community-based intervention (Spanish-speaking children)
  • School-based therapy
  • Art therapy-based anti-bullying program
  • Health Home State Plan Amendments

Scope of Services

♦Outpatient Mental Health♦                             ♦Home Health♦                                 ♦Community Integration♦


  • DC Mental Health Center, 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, Washington, DC 20003  (202) 548-7308
  • Oxon Hill Mental Health Center, 6196 Oxon Hill Road, Suite 340, Oxon Hill MD 20745  (301) 839-1960