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Program Description

  Adult Behavioral Health Services

Adult Behavioral Health Services is an Outpatient Mental Health Center (OMHC) that serves a primarily immigrant population with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are site-based and include psychiatric evaluation and medication management; individual, group and family therapy; as well as office-based management services. Collaboration with family members, collateral treatment providers, and formal and informal community supports is an integral part of the treatment process and is highly encouraged. The program accepts public benefits such as Medicare and Medical Assistance but also utilizes the annual Maryland Department of Health-Behavioral Health Administration sliding fee scale. Most of the clinical staff is bilingual in English and either Spanish, Vietnamese, or French, and clients speaking other languages are assisted using the Language Line, a telephone translation service.

Program Contacts

Contact Mark Hodge of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.1568 or Grace Pedersen of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.773.1088 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY22Actual FY23Estimated FY24Target FY25Target FY26
Number of clients served 1264253275275275
Percent of clients showing improvement in functioning and decreased symptoms - BASIS 24 Scale 260%49%60%60%60%
1  The slight decrease in number of clients served is due to personnel shortages in FY23 which the unit is working to fill for FY24.
2  Decline in performance affected by a 30% increase in number of clients assessed in FY23 from FY22, alongside increased acuity among clients.

Program Budget Changes

FY25 Recommended ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY24 Approved180200611.00
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.145881.00
FY25 Recommended181659412.00