Our History

Community Connections, founded by Helen Bergman, MSW, and Maxine Harris, PhD, opened its doors in 1984. Since then, we have grown from a small mom-and-pop-clinic, serving a few dozen adults to the largest not-for-profit behavioral health provider in the Nation’s Capital. We now provide comprehensive services to more than 3,000 people annually.

Initially focusing on recovery from mental and behavioral health problems, Community Connections grew during the nineties to help consumers cope with addictions, find housing, and recover from the impacts of trauma and violent victimization.

Our expansion continued to included the delivery of services to children, families, transition-age youth and a focus on treating high-risk individuals and finding supported employment for those ready to work.

We are now dedicated to providing integrated primary and behavioral care, allowing consumers to receive all of their care without disruption and with the greatest possible continuity.

Community Connections has been on the cutting edge of behavioral health care and treatment with national recognition for our clinical innovations. We remain proud of our accomplishments, and continue to look forward to providing further innovations in the field of behavioral health.