Who We Are


Exodus is a 501(c)3 organization that works to provide drug education, substance abuse/addiction intervention, mental health services, and recovery support services for low to moderate income earning families in the Washington Metropolitan area. We are committed to providing quality services that are efficient and accessible to the communities we serve. Founded in 2007, Exodus began supporting communities in wards 7 and 8 with substance abuse and treatment services. We have since expanded to providing trauma-informed comprehensive prevention and supportive services to all community residents across wards 6, 7, and 8, in addition to other parts of D.C., in response to the high rates of structural disenfranchisement, poverty, and victimization in these parts of the city. Exodus has worked consistently as a service provider in six different public housing communities and has an established partnership with the DC Housing Authority.

Exodus Treatment Center Interview with News 4

Our Story

Exodus began with a story of transformation in the life of our founder, Pastor Gary B. Hill. Our name “Exodus” comes from a biblical story referencing the journey where Moses took the children of Israel from bondage and brought them to safety. As Pastor Hill left the bondage of substance addiction and into the light of supporting communities, he had his own Exodus; he came out of darkness and used a spiritual transformation to come to the light. We first brought this same transformative energy to the community 13 years ago, when we helped our first cohort of 70-80 individuals break the cycles of addiction and get into substance abuse treatment programs.
Since its inception, Exodus expanded to offer more services and events as we became more aware of the needs of our communities. We fill gaps as needs arise. We started our homework club when we realized our community kids had nowhere to safely get homework support after school. When despair and poverty brought instances of violence to our neighborhoods, we started working to provide trauma-informed crisis intervention and grief counseling. We partner with essential DC organizations to ensure we can offer a multi-disciplinary array of services and opportunities for the individuals and families we connect with. We work to ensure that all individuals and families, regardless of their socioeconomic status, have access to support services and referrals in order to live their fullest lives.
Exodus has achieved so much in so many DC communities. We have watched children grow up and have watched entire families grow. We are proud of the work we’ve done, the work we do, and all that we will achieve in the future.

What We Do

From support services to community events, Exodus works to make sure that everyone in our communities has a chance to take care of themselves and their families while building a brighter future. As described on the “Services” page, we provide community education, youth engagement, case management, counseling, professional development, emergency relief, and pastoral services on an as-needed basis. Additionally, Exodus holds both regular and special community events.

Who We Impact

Exodus has built a very strong relationship with those in the community. Impact on students and families has been loving and always caring for them and being there for them. Our work is not just limited to one area, but the majority of our work is in the public housing communities in Wards 6, Wards 7, and Ward 8.

Major Partners

We have served hundreds of families since our founding and have grown both in the scope of what we provide, the number served, and the breadth of partnerships we have solidified in the past several years. Our partnerships are incredibly important to us, and enable us to touch more individuals than we ever could on our own. We’re stronger together. If you are interested in partnering with Exodus on a project or event, please
contact us at (202) 678-5100 or exodustreatmentcenter1@gmail.com.

While the following is not an exhaustive list, some of our major partners include:

  • DC Housing Authority and its subsidiary offices
  • MPD
  • Founding Farmers
  • Saving Souls Deliverance Ministries
  • Columbia Learning International Ministries
  • DC Drug Prevention
  • PSA-702
  • Local universities
  • Restoration One Ninety-Nine
  • 7 Keys for Mothers Ministry
  • DC Dream Center
  • Local advocacy organizations
  • The Urban Institute
  • Office of Neighborhood Engagement and Safety
  • Learn 24

Our Team