• Peer Empowerment
    Peer empowerment and support services are a vital component across the
    spectrum of services we provide at Community Connections.
  • Families & Children
    Community Connections is pleased to offer services to children and adolescents
    who suffer from mental illness, substance abuse, or a history of trauma.
  • Changing Lives Together
    Together we can change lives! There are many ways that you can
    get involved and support Community Connections.
  • Our Careers
    Community Connections has a series of expanding programs and is often seeking to fill clinical,
    research, administrative and accounting, and residential positions. Join our team!

Welcome to

Community Connections

We are proud to be the largest not-for-profit mental health agency in the nation's capital serving men, women and children.

Since its founding in 1984, Community Connections has been committed to innovative and compassionate mental health services, addiction treatment, and residential care for the District of Columbia's most vulnerable citizens. Our passion and commitment helped Community Connections become a recognized national leader in the delivery of creative and constantly evolving, evidence-based services for our consumers and our community. We invite you to learn more about us, our clinical support, and residential services, as well as our latest research initiatives and our wide scope of training opportunities. Check out Our Story.

Our Services

Community Connections core purpose is to provide behavioral health, residential services, and primary health care coordination to women, men, and children who are coping with mental illness, addiction, and the aftermath of trauma and abuse.

Behavioral Health

Community Connections provides a comprehensive array of services designed to meet the needs of our clients.

Integrated Care

Community Connections believes in whole person wellness and has integrated physical health care into our services.

Homelessness & Housing

Community Connections provides a range of services designed to help chronically homeless individuals and families.

Outpatient Addiction Services

Community Connections is an ARC/DBH approved substance use treatment provider. 

Families & Children

Community Connections provides community-based services to children, youth, and their families.

Peer Empowerment

Community Connections harness the power of peer services to provide a holistic approach to recovery.

We Believe

We do this work because We Believe. 

We Believe in the underlying values that have been here since the birth of Community Connections. Sometimes its hard to hold onto those values when we're working so hard to help our clients, so we initiated the WE BELIEVE campaign.

We Believe:

  • ~People and systems can change and grow
  • ~Relationships are important vehicles for growth
  • ~People have the right to ask for what they need
  • ~Health is a dynamic process, combining behavioral and physical recovery
  • ~People deserve dignity and respect
  • ~Treatment should be delivered in the most efficient manner for as long as necessary
  • ~Our work matters and there is hope for the future

Quality, Innovation, Respect, Equity, Integrity

Community Connections was built on these core values. These values are our guiding principles and drive the services we provide on a daily basis to help people grow and recover.

Recent News & Events

Preorder your Copy of Lessons for Nonprofit today

Want to learn more about the amazing story of Community Connections? Our beloved CEO and Co-Founder, Dr. Maxine Harris, has a new book sharing her insights, struggles, and mistakes with the goal of ...

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New CFO

It is with great pleasure to introduce our new CFO, Dan Menzer, to our Community Connections community.

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2017 Back to School

On Friday, August 11th, 2017, our Permanent Supportive Housing Program (PSHP) team hosted their 5th annual back to school drive.

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Faces of Community Connections

Many faces walk through the doors of Community Connections everyday and these individuals are truly inspiring people that drive our staff forward.

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