VOA Hope Center (DC)

508 Kennedy St. NW, Floor #2, Washington, DC 20011

Integrated Behavioral Health & Primary Care for All in Need


The VOA Hope Center (DC) provides a comprehensive collection of services needed to create access, stabilize children and adults in crisis, and provide the necessary treatment for those with the most serious, complex behavioral health illnesses and substance use disorders. The Center integrates additional services to ensure an approach to health care that emphasizes recovery, wellness, trauma-informed care and physical-behavioral health integration.


Services are available to any individual in need of care, including, but not limited to people with the following:

  • Serious mental illness
  • Serious emotional disturbance
  • Long-term chronic addiction
  • Mild or moderate mental illness
  • Substance use disorders
  • Complex health profiles

VOA Hope Center (DC) provides care regardless of ability to pay, caring for adults who are underserved; have low incomes; are insured, uninsured or on Medicaid; and those who are active duty military or veterans.

Services Offered

Hope Has A Home

This is an innovative 16-bed program that offers medical respite, temporary housing, behavioral health and social support services for homeless adults with a chronic illness, mental illness, substance use disorder or co-occurring condition.

Day Rehabilitation Services

This service provides clients with structured rehabilitation in group and individual settings. The program also features medication management assistance, therapy, counseling, and classes on effective communication, relationships, coping, and anger management, nutrition education, and community activities to promote a health life balance.

Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (MHRS)

MHRS services are delivered at the Center and in the community by para professional community support workers. Services are for individuals who have a primary mental health diagnosis of a serious and persistent mental illness, and who need help to return to a level of functioning that allows them to fully integrate their lives at home, at work, and in the community.

Free Standing Mental Health Services

These are traditional clinic-based services, including an initial assessment of service need that is approved by a psychiatrist. Treatment planning is minimal and most service delivery consists of traditional psychotherapy, medication management, some case management and case coordination. Services are for individuals who have a well-managed mental health condition or for people who are not yet interested in more intensive services, but would like to see a psychiatrist or a therapist for help.

Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Program

We offer outpatient, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level 1 substance use disorder treatment to clients in need. Clients receive one (1) to eight (8) hours of services per week based on their medically assessed need, and in accordance with their individualized and specific treatment plan.

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

This service prescribes SUBOXONE® (buprenorphine and naloxone) in combination with a comprehensive set of OUD-related whole-person care services to eligible program participants.

Peer Pathways

This program is led by certified peer support specialists with lived experience with mental illness and opioid or stimulant use. They provide support to low-income adults and youth interested in pursuing treatment, prevention and recovery.

‘Yo Creo En Mi’ (I Believe In Myself)

Yo Creo En Mi (“I Believe in Myself”) is an outpatient behavioral health program that offers specialized services to Hispanic/Latino adults living with mental illness, substance use disorders, or co-occurring disorders who are underinsured or lack health insurance.

Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Program

The Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) Program helps increase awareness about care for racial and
ethnic minority individuals with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance
use and mental disorders (COD) who are at risk for HIV or are HIV positive who receive HIV
related services or treatment.

Hours of Operation

Day Rehabilitation – Monday/Wednesday/Friday: 9 AM – 4 PM
All Other Programs – Monday – Friday: 9 AM – 5 PM
After hour support available for enrolled consumers/clients

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