Press Release

Sheppard Pratt Acquires Omni House


Sheppard Pratt will continue and expand Omni House’s 40-year tradition of serving Anne Arundel County

Sheppard Pratt recently acquired Omni House, Inc, an organization that provides mental health, psychiatric rehabilitation, and residential services for adults with mental illness in Anne Arundel County. Sheppard Pratt’s acquisition will ensure the continuation of quality behavioral healthcare and services to the Anne Arundel community. Omni House’s current programs, services, and locations will remain under Sheppard Pratt.

“Sheppard Pratt and Omni House are like-minded organizations with a focus on providing high-quality, accessible, and equitable mental healthcare in communities,” says Jeff Richardson, LCSW, MBA, vice president and chief operating officer for community services at Sheppard Pratt. “Omni House has been a vital resource for the Anne Arundel community, and we look forward to providing greater access to a support network of critical mental health services to best serve its residents.”

The acquisition continues Sheppard Pratt’s investment throughout the state of Maryland. As the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health services in the country, Sheppard Pratt offers access to a variety of levels of care, programs, and expertise that provides comprehensive care and treatment options.

“Sheppard Pratt has a long-standing history as a leading provider of behavioral healthcare in the region and country,” says Omni House CEO Charles Schwenz. “This move helps steer Omni House toward a viable path that preserves its valuable services for generations to come.”

Omni House joins Sheppard Pratt’s more than 160 programs across 380 sites of service in Maryland and West Virginia. For more information on Sheppard Pratt’s locations and services, visit

About Omni House, Inc.

Ms. Lois Miller founded Omni House (OHI) more than forty years ago with a vision to provide psychiatric and rehabilitative services for adults with mental illness and co-occurring disorders (COD). Lois believed that mental illness is real and treatable.  OHI is one of the largest providers of mental health services in Anne Arundel County, Md., serving the needs of nearly 1,000 active members. Omni House’s comprehensive programs and services allow individuals with mental illness to live in the community as productive citizens with greater freedom, privacy and dignity.

About Sheppard Pratt

Sheppard Pratt is the largest private, nonprofit provider of mental health, substance use, developmental disability, special education, and social services in the country. A nationwide resource, Sheppard Pratt provides services across a comprehensive continuum of care, spanning both hospital- and community-based resources. Since its founding in 1853, Sheppard Pratt has been innovating the field through research, best practice implementation, and a focus on improving the quality of mental health care on a global level. Sheppard Pratt has been consistently recognized as a top national psychiatric hospital by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.