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Department of Behavioral Health Accepts Applications for Certification for Supported Employment Services

Monday, April 14, 2014

Moratorium on Other Services Remains in Effect

Washington, DC –The Department of Behavioral Health is now accepting applications from mental health providers for certification to provide supported employment services in accordance with Title 22-A, D.C. Municipal Regulation Chapter 37.  To be eligible, an applicant must be a current mental health provider with an existing contract or grant with the Behavioral Health Department.  Applications must be submitted by Thursday, May 1, 2014.  Applications submitted after that date will be returned to the applicant.

A moratorium on certification of new providers for all other services effective August 18, 2012 remains in effect.   Questions regarding certification can be directed to Atiya Frame-Shamblee, Deputy Director of Accountability, at [email protected] or (202) 671-2245.

The Department of Behavioral Health offers a wide range of prevention and treatment services for children and youth, and adults.  Certified, community based providers serve about 30,000 eligible residents with mental health or substance use disorders.  Mobile emergency crisis teams also provide on-site treatment for adults or children experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis.

To access mental health services, a District resident can call the Access Helpline at 1-888-793-4357 seven days a week to talk to a mental health counselor or contact a provider directly from the list of certified providers at  To access substance use services and supports, please call (202) 727-8473.