Green Door Behavioral Health

Inaugural Ben Shaffer Memorial Classic

Founded in 1976, Green Door Behavioral Health is recognized nationally as one of the most
successful community-based mental health centers.


Green Door Behavioral Health’s intensive program provides psychiatric and counseling services coupled with case management and includes supportive education, housing, day treatment programs, supported employment, and a host of necessary programs that many of our clients have never before been able to access. Green Door assists 1600 clients, and is consistently rated among the top behavioral health care service providers in the District of Columbia.

Green Door Behavioral Health provides the support and direction our clients need to help them find purpose. Suffering chronic and often life-threatening health conditions brought about through mental illness and substance use disorders, our clients are often in need of homes, jobs, medical care, and a support structure to help them navigate life. Green Door Behavioral Health provides comprehensive treatment and support services to open doors for our clients, and transform their lives.


When people come to Green Door Behavioral Health, they become part of a supportive, nurturing community that forms the foundation for their success. Here, we see the whole person, not the illness. This sense of community dramatically reduces alienation and isolation, making it possible for clients to move toward independence and thriving on their own.


Green Door Behavioral Health provides a host of services, depending on what a client needs. We have psychiatrists, nurses and social workers who help our clients identify appropriate plans for treatment of their mental and physical illnesses. We provide medication education and monitoring, community support/case management services, and housing. More information is available at Green Door Behavioral Health.