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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 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 Rolando L. Santiago, PhD of the HHS - Behavioral Health and Crisis Services at 240.777.7000 or Taman Morris of the Office of Management and Budget at 240.777.2771 for more information regarding this department's operating budget.


Program Performance Measures

Program Performance MeasuresActual FY21Actual FY22Estimated FY23Target FY24Target FY25
Number of clients served 1247264300350350
Percent of customers satisfied with Adult Behavioral Health Services (ABH) 295%83%87%90%90%
Percent of clients showing improvement in functioning and decreased symptoms - BASIS 24 Scale 371%60%65%65%65%
1  In FY22, Adult Behavioral Health Services hired a new part-time psychiatrist which resulted in an increase in caseload.
2  The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and lack of resources impacted the program's ability to connect clients to resources. In addition, more individuals completed the survey in FY22, which impacted the reported percent of clients satisfied with the program.
3  There was a large increase in the number of completed surveys among respondents that have severe mental illness. Because these respondents may not have completed the survey in the past, their involvement may affect performance results in FY22 more than in the previous year. FY22 will be used as the new baseline for analyzing future results.

Program Budget Changes

FY24 Approved ChangesExpendituresFTEs
FY23 Approved166792410.50
Multi-program adjustments, including negotiated compensation changes, employee benefit changes, changes due to staff turnover, reorganizations, and other budget changes affecting multiple programs.1340820.50
FY24 Approved180200611.00