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’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



Our 19th Annual Movie Benefit was a great success and we want to thank everyone who helped make it such a special evening. Woodley House presented a pre-release screening of  Warner Bros.’ ‘IN THE HEART OF THE SEA’ directed by Ron Howard. Our Master of Ceremonies was the wonderful Judy Woodruff, co-anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. She presented the Woodley House Rose Award to two dynamic women, Vicky Marchand, past president of our Board of Trustees, and Kana Enomoto, acting administrator of SAMHSA who both spoke movingly about the challenges of mental illness and the role of organizations like Woodley House in helping those struggling find stability and a road to recovery.

This is the only major fundraising event of the year for Woodley House and all proceeds go directly to our programs to provide our range of housing and support services for men and women living with chronic mental illness. We want to recognize our Founding Chair, Mary Margaret Valenti and her daughter, Courtenay Valenti, who helped make this evening possible. Special thanks go to our Movie Benefit Patrons: TEVA Pharmaceuticals, the Hamilton Family and Isabel and Jerry Jasinowski, as well as to Warner Bros. and The Coca-Cola Company.  For more details and photos of this event, please see our events page. (Click here)   We hope to see you all next year at our 20th Movie Benefit … it will be fabulous!

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Know the Five Signs … to CHANGE DIRECTION!

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 (diet, personal hygiene, 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.