Our mission is to prepare people recovering from mental illness to improve their quality of life.
The McClendon Center serves the needs of adults diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness by fostering creativity, friendship, stability, independence, emotional growth, and greater participation in the community. The Center was founded by the Reverend Doctor Jack E. McClendon and began operating in 1980 as a mission of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. In 2004 the McClendon Center became a separate 501(c)(3) organization. It is governed by a Board of Directors composed of community members, church members, and mental health consumers. The McClendon Center's CFC number is 67679.