About Us

History

1988

Opened in basement on Columbia Road NW

Moved to current headquarters at 2333 Ontario Road, NW in Adams Morgan 

1994
1995

First Lady Hillary Clinton visited Mary’s Center in commemoration of National Immunization Week.

Marys’ Center became a Federally Qualified Health Center

2005
2008

Opened first Maryland location at 8709 Flower Avenue, Silver Spring

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Mary’s Center (Mary’s Center was the first non-profit visited by Mrs. Obama 3 weeks after she arrived at the White House)

2009
2010

Mary’s Center earned a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, the top distinction for being a fiscally responsible organization. 

Opened brand new site in Petworth at 3912 Georgia Avenue, NW

2011
2011

Started managing DC Office on Aging’s Bernice Fonteneau Senior Wellness Center at 3531 Georgia Avenue, NW

Opened first location in Prince George’s County, MD, at 8708 Riggs Road, Adelphi 

2012
2013

Our president and CEO, Maria Gomez, received the 2012 Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award granted by the White House. 

Marys’ Center received first certification as a Patient-Centered Medical Home by the National Committee for Quality Assurance 

2014
2015

Opened Sonography Clinic at the Adams Morgan location

Opened Home Visiting/Healthy Start site at 4302 Georgia Avenue, NW 

2015
2016

Opened new site at 100 Gallatin Street, NE, in partnership with Briya and Bridges Public Charter Schools

Marys’ Center received the Health Center Quality Leader Award from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), distinguishing itself among 1,400 health centers in the country. 

2017
2017

Started managing DC Office on Aging’s Hattie Holmes Senior Wellness Center at 324 Kennedy Street, NW

Opened a dedicated behavioral health center at Ontario Road location.

2017
2017

Opened Mary’s Center Pharmacy at Georgia Avenue location

Opened new site in Montgomery County which replaced our previous site on Flower Avenue in Silver Spring. Medical, Behavioral Health services, Health Education and Health Promotion are now available. We will offer Dental services for the first time in Maryland in early 2020.

2018
2018

Marys’ Center received the Health Center Quality Leader Award for second year in a row from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), among 1,400 health centers in the country

Marys’ Center received the 2018 platinum Seal of Transparency from Guidestar 

2018
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