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In compliance with the Homeless Services Reform Act of 2005 (HSRA), the 2013-2014 Winter Plan was developed by the District of Columbia’s Interagency Council on Homelessness (ICH).

Adult Protective Services (APS) investigates reports alleging abuse, neglect and exploitation of frail elderly and disabled adults and intervenes to protect vulnerable adults who are at risk.

DHS offers assistance with funeral costs for low income residents.

Assistance with child care fees is available and based on an assessment of need, income and family size.

Owe back rent?  Facing Eviction?  Emergency Rental Assistance can help.

Emergency or low-barrier shelters are designed to keep people safe from extreme weather conditions.  The Emergency Shelter program provides beds on a first come, first served basis, to any homeless person. It is sometimes also referred to as emergency shelter.

The Teen Parent Assessment program empowers teen parents to move toward self-sufficiency. The program strives to accomplish self-sufficiency for teen parents in several ways:

The Family Violence Prevention and Services Program is an initiative that supports the establishment, maintenance and expansion of programs and projects to prevent incidents of family violence.