Community Connections
Leadership - Jack Kline, MSW
Jack Kline, MSW
Director for Co-Occurring Disorders, Day Services, and IOP

Jack Kline, a licensed independent clinical social worker in both Washington, DC and Maryland, graduated from American University in 1975 with a degree in political science and obtained an MSW from the University of Maryland in 1988.  Mr. Kline has worked with adults diagnosed with mental illness, including those with dual disorders, homeless populations and women in recovery from substance use for the past twenty-five years. Mr. Kline began working at Community Connections in 1987 as a case manager/clinical supervisor and has held a variety of positions since, then including program director for substance abuse treatment, recruitment coordinator, program director for supported employment and currently Associate Director. He has participated in numerous federally-funded research projects at Community Connections (NIAAA, SAMHSA and the Psychiatric Research Center at Dartmouth). Currently he is assisting to implement the current West Foundation Dual Disorder Study at Community Connections. He has published a number of articles on the community-based treatment of mentally ill adults.
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