For decades, tens of thousands of people from across the country moved from mental health institutions to communities ill-equipped to receive them. 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 Maryland. These buildings are used as state-of-the-art program sites for serving people and as training and education sites open to students, 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.