The Walter P. Carter Center was constructed on its current site and officially opened in 1976. The seven story building was named for the prominent civil rights leader, Walter P. Carter. The building was originally planned to provide inpatient and community-based services to the residents of South and Southwest Baltimore City. Today's mission includes expanding the service City-Wide.
The Center currently operates fifty-one (51) beds in 3 units. All units are co-ed (male and female). There are seventeen (17) beds on each unit as well as day rooms where patients can watch television, participate in leisure time activities and interact with other patients on the unit.
WPCC provides acute psychiatric treatment to adults living in the Baltimore City. The primary objective is the prevention of unduly long-term psychiatric hospitalization.