Mental Health Housing in Washington D.C.    For nearly 60 years, Woodley House has provided a range of mental health housing and support services in Washington, DC for men and women with chronic and persistent mental illness. With a well-earned reputation for excellence, Woodley House treats each resident with the dignity and respect that we all deserve, as they reintegrate into the community.  We are there for each step of their journey toward mental health recovery, from crisis care to transitional housing to supported independent apartment living – all under the Woodley House umbrella of care. (United Way CFC # 8216)




We will be celebrating our 20th Annual Movie Benefit this coming December and it will be a very special evening indeed!  We are very excited to announce that we will be presenting a pre-release special screening of the Warner Bros.’ film, ‘COLLATERAL BEAUTY’ with an amazing cast, including Will Smith, Helen Mirren, Keira Knightley, Edward Norton and Kate Winslet! We will have many more details to come, but did want you to … SAVE THE DATE!

We are so thankful to Warner Bros. for providing this fabulous film for this event — their support means so much to our organization and the people we serve.  This is always such a great event and we are so appreciative of your friendship and support.  All funds raised go to our programs to provide a safe, comforting residential community in which people struggling with mental illness can heal, along with the support services needed for a lasting recovery.

SO … Save the Date … Wednesday evening, December 14th!  For photos of last year’s event, please (Click here) 


Woodley House is proud to announce that we have received a Matching Grant from the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation that will MATCH … dollar for dollar (up to $20,000) your donation to Woodley House for our programs to provide residential housing and support services to men and women living with chronic mental illness. This couldn’t have come at a better time, as we work to offer our full range of programs to answer an ever-growing need for services … especially in the face of possible funding limitations from the Department of Behavioral Health. So THANK YOU to our friends at the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation and to all of you.  Imagine being able to DOUBLE your impact on the lives of a very vulnerable population … what a great opportunity! So please consider donating to Woodley House on-line or by sending a check to:   6856 Eastern Avenue, NW – Suite # 300  – Washington, DC 20012. Thank you!



Woodley House is proud to be a Founding Partner of CHANGE DIRECTION … dedicated to changing the story about how we talk about mental health in America.

One in five Americans has a diagnosable mental illness, but too many don’t understand the warning signs or are reluctant to seek help because of the stigma involved.  It’s time to come together to open the conversation … or ‘flip the script’ as First Lady Michelle Obama said in her stirring keynote speech. “Our mental health is just as vital as our physical health, it’s time we start treating it that way”. 

CHANGE DIRECTION asks people to learn the 5 SIGNS OF SUFFERING Personality change; Agitation; Isolation; Poor self care (risky behavior); Hopelessness.  If you recognize these signs in yourself or in family member or friend, you might want to reach out for help. Please see for more information about this very important campaign and take the pledge yourself to join with us to start the conversation.  Only by breaking the barriers of silence can we really make change happen.

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WITNESSES — a short film about Woodley House by Charles Guggenheim

In 1999, Academy Award-winning director, Charles Guggenheim produced and directed a short film Witnesses that told the story of six individuals whose lives were touched by their Woodley House experience. Please take a moment to watch the film below. It is truly … treatment that works.


We’ve moved  … a NEW OFFICE and A NEW PHONE NUMBER!

At the end of 2015, the administrative office for Woodley House moved from our 1408 No. Capitol Street NW location to a beautiful new office, allowing us more room to work, without stepping over each other! And with this move, we have also changed our phone number … so we now have one main number that can connect you with any of our programs!

                                                                                    NEW ADDRESS:      6856 Eastern Avenue, NW – Suite # 300  – Washington, DC 20012

                                                                                    NEW PHONE #:       202-830-3508