Adult Protective Services, Department of Human Services
Adult Protective Services investigates complaints about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are unable to care for themselves or to make decisions due to senility, alcoholism, mental confusion, physical handicaps, injuries, illness, or crisis in their lives.
Bethany Women's Center
This day shelter offers lunch, a women's support group, and shower and laundry facilities.
Calvary Women's Shelter
Calvary Women’s Services offers housing, health, employment and education programs that empower homeless women in Washington, DC to change their lives.
Center for Child Protection and Family Support
The Center's mission is to ensure that all children, particularly inner-city and disadvantaged youth, are given the opportunity to mature and develop within a family, free of maltreatment and a community that nurtures and protects them from violence. The services offered are parent education, mentoring, therapeutic and mental health services, emergency food, counseling, and domestic violence resources.
Child and Family Services Agency
The District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency provides important services to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The agency coordinates public and private partnerships to preserve families through foster care, adoption, and child welfare services, and to protect children against abuse or neglect.
D.C. Rape Crisis Center
The Center's services include: a 24-hour hotline, group and individual counseling services for rape and incest survivors and their families and friends, a companion program to accompany survivors to hospitals, courts and police proceedings, low-cost self-defense classes, a growing library, training for professionals working with survivors and a wide array of community education programs including "Staying Safe" classes for children of all ages within the D.C. public school system.
Family Place- El Hogar de la Familia
Family Place is a neighborhood for support of parents with young children and pregnant women. It provides free lunch, parent education, discussion groups, and counseling.
House of Ruth
House of Ruth provides a temporary overnight shelter for women. It operates six safe houses.
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Identity Theft Resource Center
Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding of identity theft and related issues. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education.
Lutheran Social Services
The Lutheran Social Services provide family and child services (extensive adoption services, natural parent counseling, foster care, resettlement, and legalization services for refugees) as well as community justice ministry (provides housing resources for the homeless, low income housing locations, mental health services, emergency services).
Luther Place Women's Night Shelter
This is a night shelter for women. A hot meal and light breakfast are provided. Space is available for up to 31 wome, but the shelter can handle more in an emergency. Most women are mentally ill.
Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division D.C. Superior Court
The Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division (Multi-Door) helps parties settle disputes through mediation and other types of appropriate dispute resolution (ADR), including arbitration, case evaluation and conciliation.
My Sister's Place
My Sister's Place (MSP)is a shelter for battered women and their children. Our mission is as follows: MSP is an interactive community committed to eradicating domestic violence. We provide safe, confidential shelter; programs; education; and advocacy for battered women and their children. Our goal is to empower women to take control of their own lives.
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington
Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington (PPMW) is dedicated to providing quality medical care to low-income and uninsured patients and educating vulnerable teens.
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