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

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Information about APS report confidentiality and disclosure, as well as a list of local and national organiztions that provide information and assistance regarding adult abuse.

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Contact information for area clinics and centers that provide resources and counseling on family planning, contraception and parenting, as well as medical and social services.

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DHS offers assistance with funeral costs for low income residents.

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

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Owe back rent? Facing Eviction? Emergency Rental Assistance may be able to help.

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Locate emergency and "low barrier" shelters that provide beds on a first come, first served basis, to any homeless person. 

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The Family Services Administration provides protection, intervention and social services to meet the needs of vulnerable adults and families to help reduce risk and promote self-sufficiency.  

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

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DHS provides emergency and ongoing housing support and services to help individuals and families who are experiencing homelessness or at risk of being homeless, transition into or maintain permanent affordable housing.

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The District is committed to protecting residents experiencing homelessness from extreme weather injury by meeting the demand for shelter during hypothermia and hyperthermia seasons.

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The Interim Disability Assistance (IDA) program provides temporary financial assistance to those who are unable to work due to a disability and have a high probability of receiving federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI). 

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The District of Columbia offers medical coverage to low income residents through Medicaid, the Health Care Alliance, DC Healthy Families programs and DC's healthcare marketplace.

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https://dhs.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/dhs/service_content/attachments/Stop%20SNAP%20Fraud%20One%20Pager_Version%202.pdfDHS investigates allegations of suspected public assistance benefit fraud, related to SNAP,  TANF and Medicaid. We also investigate unusual incidents, such as employee misconduct, harassment, and assault, which compromise the integrity of DHS programs. Additionally, DHS receives and assesses suggestions for improvement, and coordinates the resolution of complaints related to DHS programs and services.

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The Homeless Services Program oversees the provision of homeless services to individuals and families in the District of Columbia.

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PASS helps DC youth who are committing truancy, running away, violating curfew, exhibiting extreme disobedience, or are engaged in other illegal behaviors.

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Serving to transition District of Columbia Refugees from dependency or on public assistance to self-sufficiency.

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The Homeless Services Program oversees the provision of homeless services to individuals and families in the District of Columbia.

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PSHP provides housing and services to families and individuals experiencing homelessness toward housing stabilization, self-sufficiency and a better quality of life.

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The Strong Family Program strives to strengthen the individual and family unit, foster healthy development and help address the issues that create ongoing challenges for District residents.

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