DC Substance Use Disorder (SUD) Treatment

508 Kennedy St NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20011

Phone: 202-836-8641                                                                                                       

Fax:     202-223-9632                                                                                                             

Hours of Operation:

Monday/Wednesday/Friday 9AM – 6PM
Tuesday/Thursday 9AM -9PM (After 5PM by appointment)
Saturday 9AM – 1PM (By appointment only)
After hours on call for enrolled consumers/clients

Insurance Accepted: DC Medicaid, DC Medicaid MCOs (AmeriHealth Caritas DC, HSCSN, Trusted Health Plan, Amerigroup DC), Medicare, Uninsured people who are Medicaid eligible

Program Description:

VOACs Behavioral Health Clinic located at 508 Kennedy St NW offers outpatient, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) Level 1 services for clients with a substance use disorder treatment 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. Outpatient treatment duration varies, but generally lasts up to one hundred and eighty (180) days. Treatment and supports can continue long-term when the treatment plan indicates it is needed for clients who need long-term disease management.

VOACs Behavioral Health clinic offers over seventeen (17) evidenced based practices to help clients reach their desired outcomes and recovery goals.

Population Served:

  • Adults in the District of Columbia who have a primary substance use disorder diagnosis who need and can benefit from services;
  • Clients who recognize their SUD and are committed to recovery;
  • Clients who are transitioning from higher levels of care;
  • Clients who are in the early stages of change and not yet ready to commit to full recovery;
  • Clients who have achieved stability in recovery and can benefit from ongoing monitoring and disease management;
  • Consumer/clients are Medicaid eligible recipients who;
    • May have co-occurring physical health needs;
    • May be homeless;
    • May need assistance to access entitlements and permanent housing;

Facility Description:

 508 Kennedy Street is an 8488 square feet facility located on the second floor. It has a dedicated waiting room with reception, and a large conference/training room. There are administrative offices in addition to group programming and individual meeting rooms. It is accessible by bus, and there is on-street parking.

Services Provided:

Substance Use Disorder Treatment Services:

  • Comprehensive, Ongoing and Brief Assessments
  • Treatment and Recovery Planning
  • SUD Counseling
  • Day Program
  • Clinical Care Coordination
  • Case Management
  • Drug Screening
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Peer Support Services
  • Referrals for MAT and other services and supports as needed
  • 12 step and faith based supports
  • Application assistance for disability and other benefits/entitlements

Integrated Mental Health Services:

  • Intake and Diagnostic and Assessment
  • Treatment Planning
  • Community Support
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Medication Management
  • Case coordination and care management
  • Supported Employment
  • Rehabilitation Day Services
  • Peer Support Services
  • Mental Health Services that are culturally and linguistically competent serving the Latino community

Staffing Pattern:

The DC Behavioral Health Programs are led by independently licensed behavioral health clinicians in the District of Columbia. The staff who deliver services may either be credentialed, non-licensed staff with 3 years of experience or more, or are independently licensed behavioral health clinicians.

Licensed staff may include: Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers (LICSW)
Licensed Professional Counselors (LPC)
Certified Addiction Counselors (CAC)
Certified and Credentialed Peer Counselors
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT)
Registered Nurses (RN)
Advance Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)