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Woodley House, Inc.

Woodley House is an innovative, community-based organization dedicated to helping people with mental illness live full and healthy lives with dignity.  Since 1958, Woodley House has served as a pathway to recovery for thousands of Washington, DC area residents by offering safe, secure housing and a comprehensive range of services and support.  We are committed to empowering our clients - on an individual basis - to achieve productive, independent living.

Your support for "Giving Tuesday" this year will help us raise much needed funds to provide affordable housing, food and support services to over 300 men and women with severe mental illness in the next year. Woodley House offers a range of community-based housing options from crisis care, to group homes, to semi-independent living, along with individualized skills training, recovery support services and a food pantry. Quietly and without fanfare, day in and day out, Woodley House provides a welcoming home and caring encouragement for people with behavioral health disorders, many of whom have nowhere else to turn. Our residents are given the opportunity to heal in the security of a nurturing, supportive home as they work to reclaim their lives from the effects of severe mental illness and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.

Programs Offered

Crossing Place - our crisis stabilization home with intensive 24/7 supervision, offers an alternative to inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for individuals experiencing an acute episode of symptoms from severe mental illness.

Valenti House - our original flagship group home, provides long-term supportive housing for individuals in need of 24/7 care and life skills training.

Holly House - provides permanent supportive housing with 24/7 care and life skills training for chronically homeless adults with severe mental illness.

Supported Independent Living Apartment Program - offers shared apartments located throughout the District for residents who no longer need 24/7 care and are ready for semi-independent living.  Life Skills training, recovery support and other community supportive services are provided to help residents maintain their hard fought independence.

Life Skills Training and Recovery Support Services - provides Recovery Support Specialists and Skills Trainers who meet regularly with residents, one-on-one and in groups, for individualized life coaching on healthy lifestyles, cleaning, cooking, budgeting, medication compliance and job readiness.

Food Pantry - open weekly for SIL residents and DC neighbors-in-need to provide free food and staples - critical to maintaining their health and independence - along with clothing, personal care, and household items when available.


Please watch this video demonstrating the impact of Woodley House as told by those we help.

"Woodley House has been an important bridge in my recovery; a place where I can focus on the day-to-day requirements of maintaining my mental and physical health while beginning, once again, to take gentle steps back into a meaningful life." Woodley House SIL Resident.

"Woodley House is very nice to me. I like it. I am in a nice house and not in a shelter so I'm very happy about that.  Even though I haven't been here long I think it's a good program for adults. And a good thing to help people get prepared for life when you get your own place you will know how and what to do in life. The meetings we go to are very helpful too." --WHI Valenti House Resident


6856 Eastern Avenue NW #300
Washington, DC 20012

Email:  skennerly@woodleyhouse.org

Phone Number:  202-830-3527 ext. 1009

Fax:  202-629-1519

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