Imagine for a moment what it would be like to suffer from a serious mental
illness – say, schizophrenia, or bipolar disorder. Imagine the incredible
difficulties and challenges you’d face every day. The confusion. The
Now imagine that you’re alone.
Where can you turn for help?
Since 1976, individuals suffering from mental illness in the District of
Columbia have found a ready welcome at Green Door – a non-profit, award-winning
community outreach organization that has helped more than 3,000 women and men
move from homeless shelters and other institutional settings to lives of
independence, dignity, and personal fulfilment.
Through its broad range of programs, Green Door provides the mentally challenged
with assistance in finding decent, affordable housing, meaningful employment,
and the quality medical care, training and counselling they need. Focusing not
on the illness, but on the whole person, Green Door provides its special clients
with assistance in a variety of social and educational settings that continually
affirm their inherent dignity and self-worth. The result is a
nationally-acclaimed program that is a model of its kind in every respect.
The Catherine B. Reynolds Foundation applauds the noble mission of Green Door as
it begins its fourth decade of service to the mentally challenged in our
nation’s capital, and is proud to be numbered among its principal financial