Founded in 1815 by First Lady Dolley Madison, Hillcrest Children and Family Center is a non-profit treatment facility that specializes in the care of children, adolescents, adults and families struggling with a range of issues including alcohol and substance use disorders as well as mental and behavioral health conditions. Situated in Washington, DC, Hillcrest Center provides affordable care and a “client-centered” approach that treats the root cause of the issue through a number of therapeutic methods like assessment, education and evidence-based models. Through outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programming (IOP), the Hillcrest team utilizes a comprehensive assessment to customize treatment to the individual’s specific needs, be it in their home, school or their community. Hillcrest primarily offers outpatient therapies and services. Medication management is available for clients with a mental health diagnosis, though the 12-step recovery model is not a component of the programming.
Treatment and Staff
Hillcrest Center provides a wide range of treatment services for children, adolescents, adults and families living in the DC area. Clients beginning treatment at Hillcrest first undergo a comprehensive assessment that helps determine the most effective individualized treatment for the individual. The result of the evaluation yields a range of possible care outcomes ranging from a one-time assessment to a community intervention. To this end, the facility employs an integrative approach to care that includes individual, group and family therapy, home-based family therapy, a psychiatric evaluation, evidence-based therapies, education and intervention. When needed, functional family therapy is performed at home and is often utilized with at risk children and adolescents. For children over the age of eight that have experienced abuse, grief or loss, therapists employ a specialized form of CBT that focuses on trauma.
In cases of alcohol and substance use, Hillcrest can provide a community intervention that includes around-the-clock care. For adults in treatment, Hillcrest offers many of the same therapies in addition to a few others including parenting classes, skill building focus groups and counseling for anger and stress management. Adults with alcohol and substance use disorders engage in individual and group counseling, and for clients with a co-occurring disorder a psychiatric evaluation and medication management are available.
For adult clients with multiple hospitalizations or incarcerations, the facility offers assertive community treatment. This is an around the clock service that improves outcomes for people with severe mental illness who are most vulnerable to homelessness and hospitalization.
Founded in 1815, the Hillcrest Children and Family Center provides mental and behavioral health services for clients struggling with an array of issues including alcohol and substance use disorders as well as mental health diagnoses. The facility provides a “client-centered” approach for the treatment of children, adolescents, adults and families. Hillcrest is an absolute credit to the DC community, as it does not allow for anyone to be left behind. A sliding scale rate is offered for individuals without insurance, and no one is excluded due to lack of funds. Through its dedication, compassion and abundance of therapy and educational programs, the Hillcrest Children and Family Center is an excellent resource for DC-area residents.
Hillcrest Children and Family Center
915 Rhode Island Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hillcrest Children and Family Center
3029 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave SE
Washington, DC 20032
Hillcrest Children and Family Center Cost: Sliding scale; insurances accepted. Reach Hillcrest Children and Family Center by phone at (202) 232-6100 or by email at [email protected]. Find Hillcrest Children and Family Center on Facebook, Twitter, Google + and YouTube
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