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Department of Behavioral Health Accepts Applications for Mental Health Community Residence Facilities

Monday, August 31, 2015

Deadline is September 15, 2015

Washington, DC –The Department of Behavioral Health is now accepting applications for Mental Health Community Residence Facilities.   The Department is seeking applicants for up to 60 Supported Rehabilitative Residence beds, 12 Supported Residence beds, and six Intensive Residence beds.  Applicants shall apply in accordance with Title 22-B, D.C. Municipal Regulation, Chapter 38.  Successful applicants must meet all contract requirements as determined by the Department’s Office of Contracting and Procurement prior to receiving a Human Care Agreement and per diem payments in accordance with Title 22-A, D.C. Municipal Regulation, Chapter 57.  Award of a Human Care Agreement is subject to availability of funds.    

In evaluating applicants, the Department will  consider the following: (a) the ability of the applicant to meet the requirements of Title 22-B, D.C. Municipal Regulation, Chapter 38; (b) the quality of an applicant’s facility; (c) the quality of an applicant’s programming; (d) an applicant’s record of compliance with Chapter 38 in regards to other licensed facilities, and (e) the facility’s proximity to metro transit and community-based activities that are conducive to a healthy and independent lifestyle.  

The deadline to apply is 5 p.m., Tuesday, September 15, 2015. An application can be submitted by email to [email protected], or by post or delivery to the Department of Behavioral Health, 64 New York Avenue NE Third Floor, Washington, DC  20002, attn.: Sheila Kelly, Supervisory Health Systems Specialist.  For more information, please call Ms. Kelly at (202) 673-3516 or [email protected].

The Department of Behavioral Health offers a wide range of behavioral health services for adults, children and youth, and their families.  Mobile emergency crisis teams also provide on-site treatment for adults or children experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis.

To access services, a District resident can call the Access Helpline at 1-888-793-4357 seven days a week to talk to a clinician or contact a certified community based mental health provider.   For substance use disorder services, please call the Assessment and Referral Center, at (202) 727-8473.