About Us

Our mission is to improve the well-being of children, adults, families, and communities.

We offer life-saving professional crisis and counseling services to children and adults; supportive services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who need help with education, employment, and life maintenance skills; counseling and medical services for those struggling with substance abuse, and intensive interventions for adults with serious and persistent mental health challenges. HowardCenter was founded in 1873 and serves more than 15,000 individuals and families every year.

We invite you to view this 9-minute video, "A Day in the Life," to more fully understand our organization and the individuals and families we serve.

Our Core Values

We believe in the inherent worth and dignity of every individual.
We believe in the human capacity for growth and development.
We believe that health and well-being come through positive relationships with others, healthy connections with family and community, contributing to others, and caring and taking responsibility for oneself.