Our History

RCM of Washington has provided services and supports in the District of Columbia since 1998 to people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities with a positive pathway toward Revitalizing Community Membership empowering independence and integration to their community.

Our unique approach provides those we support with the critical services they need to set attainable goals and develop action plans toward maintaining stable, safe and affordable housing, gaining sustainable employment and living the lives they want, within their community.

Guiding Principles

At RCM, we believe that this kind of every-day normal is attainable for every person we support. But it takes creativity and thinking beyond the “blue prints” that we as social service providers have considered standard.

DIVERSITY is honored and celebrated, with the realization that each person is unique, and that “normal” is a subjective word;

LIFELONG LEARNING is respected and fostered in our staff and in the people we support, as we build knowledge and relationships based on reciprocal teaching and learning;

CREATIVITY is encouraged in thinking and in taking chances and risks—sometimes “failing fast”—to achieve positive outcomes cases “use” is a better choice than “utilize.”

ADVOCACY is utilized to empower the persons we support to achieve their desires;

A SENSE OF FAMILY AND BELONGING permeates the relationships among the staff of RCM and with and among the persons we support; 

MEANINGFUL COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION is realized, as all persons receive individualized supports to become valued members of their community.