Who We Are
For over 206 years Hillcrest Children and Family Center has been a leading nonprofit behavioral health care and social services organization in the Washington, DC region. We provide prevention, treatment, as well as community and family support services. We promote wellness and the well-being of our service population, and the general community.
Hillcrest is a private, nonprofit, free-standing, outpatient behavioral health facility located in the District of Columbia. The current mission of Hillcrest is to promote the well-being and healthy development of all children, youth, adults, and families of the District of Columbia through comprehensive behavioral health services as well as culturally responsive family and community-focused services, education, and advocacy for more than 1,800 people per month. Department of Health, Wellness & Recovery shall serve 60 people with complex needs (e.g., lengthy treatment history, physical health conditions, interactions with the justice system, history of overdose) per year with a focus on Wards 4, 7, and 8. Our programming also emphasizes the most vulnerable populations with the greatest clinical needs to include those impacted by COVID-19, LGBTQ+, LEP, those recently incarcerated, and adults over age 50.
To promote the well-being and holistic development of all children, youth, and families of the District of Columbia and surrounding areas through comprehensive, culturally responsive, family and community-focused services, education, and advocacy.
To become a world-class behavioral health and social service organization achieving positive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.
To ensure children, adolescents, adults, and families have access to person-centered, quality behavioral health treatment that is delivered in a timely fashion by qualified professionals.
To serve our clients with dignity and respect;
Treatment is a partnership between the client, staff, and a network of family and friends;
Strength is found through that community;
Fostering healing in a safe, trusted environment is critical for the well-being of those we serve;
Individuals’ efforts in seeking help reflect a foundational strength for recovery and growth.
Welcome from Our CEO
At Hillcrest, we put our clients first, offering up-to-date clinical services in a confidential, caring environment. Throughout our 200+ year history, we have offered primary prevention and mental health services to children and families in the Washington, DC area.
Hillcrest Children and Family Center’s mission statement speaks to our historical commitment to children and families:
To promote the well-being and holistic development of all children, youth, and families of the District of Columbia and surrounding areas through comprehensive, culturally responsive, family and community focused services, education, and advocacy.