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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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 (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.