About Us

Who We Are

Progressive Life Center (PLC) was founded in 1983 as a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to improving the delivery of mental health services to individuals and families.

Today, PLC provides culturally competent, evidence-based, and family-centered services to youth and families in Washington, DC; Newark, DE; Baltimore, MD; Landover, MD; Philadelphia, PA; Montgomery County, MD and York, PA. We serve more than 1,000 youth and families each year.

With a developmental focus that emphasizes personal and family resiliency, PLC provides quality mental health and social services in three core areas: Child Welfare, Behavioral Health Care, and Juvenile Justice Services.

Our Mission

To enhance the lives of children, youth, and families by providing human services that meet the psychological, spiritual, and cultural needs of those we serve.

Our Results

PLC’s unique approach to providing quality family and mental health services is recognized by the Council on Accreditation, The Child Welfare League of America and the Association of Black Psychologists.

PLC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and is licensed as a child placement agency in the State of Maryland, State of Delaware, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

Diversity Statement

Progressive Life Center promotes a diverse and inclusive environment at all levels of the organization. PLC does not discriminate based on race, gender, religion, culture, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical abilities, age, parental status, and socioeconomic status. Our leadership and board of directors monitor the organization’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

PLC welcomes and respects the strengths provided by individuals with different perspectives. We are committed to modeling acceptance, respect, dignity, fairness, and equality without bias to all individuals. The inclusion of people with diverse characteristics is imperative to our organization’s commitment to providing services that effectively address the challenges encountered by our communities.