Thousands of individuals in the District suffer from severe and persistent mental illness. Many are unable to hold steady jobs, and struggle with homelessness. For over 62 years, Woodley House has provided these residents with a safe place where they can work toward recovery, with housing and support services under one roof. A range of residences from short-term crisis housing (an alternative to hospitalization) to independent living apartments allow residents to move from highly supervised living to greater autonomy. Clients work closely with specialists who help them regain the skills they need to care for themselves (cooking, home maintenance, recreation), and to interact with others (anger management, personal boundaries). Serving more than 300 of our most vulnerable neighbors each year, Woodley House opens up a new world to those who have long been isolated and ostracized. Won't you lend a hand?

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Budget (FY2016)

  • $3 million or higher
  • The current budget for Woodley House is: $1 million to $3 million
  • $500k to $1 million
  • Less than $500k

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