For over 30 years, the D.C. Behavioral Health Association has sought to expand and improve community-based behavioral health services through policy advocacy and staff development.  Our 42 members are the providers who offer services ranging from substance abuse and mental health treatment to housing supports for adults or children in foster care.  Every year, our members serve over 24,000 D.C. residents -- helping them find peace, recovery and resilience.  


Learn more about our members' work and the D.C. Behavioral Health Association's activities through the links on the left-hand side of this page. 


Recent News

  • DCBHA Letter to Mayor Bowser Regarding DBH Director Search The District of Columbia Behavioral Health Association issued the attached letter to Mayor Bowser regarding her search for a new director for the Department of Behavioral Health.
    Posted Dec 7, 2018, 6:58 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • Cm. Grosso Issues Letter Critical of SBMH Funding Allocation Please see attached a letter from Coucilmember Grosso to the co-chairs of the School Mental Health Coordinating Council expressing dismay at funding allocations for school based mental health expansion ...
    Posted Dec 4, 2018, 6:43 AM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • FY '20 DBH Budget Recommendations Please see attached DCBHA's FY '20 DBH Budget Recommendations.
    Posted Oct 16, 2018, 12:38 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association
  • Board of Professional Counseling Notice Please see attached the Board of Professional Counseling's May 2018 Notice.
    Posted May 25, 2018, 1:16 PM by DC Behavioral Health Association
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The D.C. Behavioral Health Association is the policy voice for providers to support adopting and implementing these successful changes to community-based behavioral health services for the city's low-income population.