For decades, tens of thousands of people from across the country moved from mental health institutions to communities ill-equipped to receive them. Frederick, Maryland, was no exception. In 1978, volunteers of the Frederick County Mental Health Association responded to this concern by launching Way Station in the hope and belief that by working together, the community could make a difference for its citizens with serious mental illness.
Way Station has received the generous support of corporate, governmental, and individual donors in developing real estate in downtown Frederick, Maryland. These buildings are used as state-of-the-art program sites for serving people and as training and education sites open to student interns, other service providers, and advocates throughout the United States.
Over time, Way Station has developed a broad range of care for children, adolescents, adults, and families with behavioral health needs and support in the area of employment. Way Station offers the following programs in Frederick County, Maryland:
- Child and Adolescent Programs
- Community Employment Programs
- Day Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program
- Developmental Disabilities programs
- Mobile Crisis Program
- Assertive Community Treatment Program
- Residential Crisis Program
- Residential Rehabilitation Programs
- Supported Housing Program
- Veterans Programs