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 frustration. The fear.

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 supporters.