Contemporary Family Services, Inc. is a behavioral health provider that promotes recovery, full community integration and improved quality of life for children, youth, adults, and families who have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Our community-based services are collaborative, person-centered and individualized. We focus on helping individuals develop skills and access resources needed to increase their capacity for satisfying lives, careers, learning and social environments.


Mental Health Rehabilitation Services (MHRS)

Contemporary Family Services, Inc. (CFS) provides quality mental health services to the Medicaid eligible population. CFS mental health treatments are conducive to meeting the needs of our clients. We ensure ongoing improvement among the various treatment providers, and we emphasize outpatient and community-based treatment in order to reduce the need for inpatient services.

Additional Treatment Modalities Provided by CFS include:

  • Individual Psychotherapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

  • Recovery Model

  • Psychoeducation

  • Group Therapy

  • Psychopharmacology

  • Behavior Management

  • Psychiatric Rehabilitation

  • Consumer and Family Empowerment

Community Support

We provide case management services to our consumers in an effort to support their social-emotional development and treatment goals. Our clients are paired with a Mental Health Support Worker who will develop a plan to address a number of treatment concerns to include:

  • Rehabilitation and Recovery

  • Family Education and Support

  • Skill Building

  • Linkages to resources

  • Relapse Prevention

Court Involved Youth Services

We provide a number of community-based wraparound support services for the most vulnerable at-risk youth and families in the District. In addition to our full array of mental health services, we partner with social service and other public agencies to provide the following services:

  • Mentoring

  • Tutoring

  • Family Supportg

School Based Mental Health

Mental health is directly related to the way students learn and develop. It impacts how they build relationships, express their emotions, make decisions, develop self-esteem and how they feel about school and their future. Mental Health affects not only the success and well-being of the individual student but also the school climate and outcomes for all students.

Our School Based Mental Health program is designed to successfully address mental health, and social/emotional developmental challenges that create barriers to effective learning by:

    • Promoting a safe and healthy learning environment for all students;

    • Addressing classroom behavior and discipline;

    • Encouraging students’ academic success,

    • Preventing and responding to crisis;

    • Supporting students’ social-emotional needs;

    • Identifying and responding to serious mental health problems

    • Supporting and partnering with at-risk families

    • Decreasing the number of interventions required to maintain students in their classrooms and home communities

    • Increasing students’ potential to develop into healthy, productive adults by furthering their education


    The following School Based Mental Health services are provided in both the schools and community;

    *Services are available based on location

    • Assessment

    • Community-Based Intervention (CBI)

    • Medication management, as required

    • Individual therap

    • Group therapy

    • Family therapy

    • Functional Family Therapy (FFT)

    • Interpersonal skills development

    • Case management

    • Crisis intervention

    • Mentoring services

    • Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

    • Tutoring services

    • Psychiatric Rehabilitation Program

    Assertive Community Treatment

    Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) is an effective evidence-based, goal-oriented individualized service for people with severe and persistent mental illnesses. ACT uses a 24 hour a day, seven days a week, team approach to deliver comprehensive community treatment, rehabilitation, and support services to consumers in their homes, at work, and in the community. With ACT, consumers get help taking care of their basic needs, such as taking medications, getting up, and getting through the day. ACT utilizes a team approach with a 10:1 staff-to-client ration to provide ongoing individualized care to help consumers live a life that isn’t dominated by their mental illness.

    Our ACT Team includes:

    • Psychiatrist

    • Nurse

    • Mental Health Therapist

    • Employment Specialist

    • Substance Abuse Counselor

    • Housing Specialist

    • Education Specialist