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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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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) - formerly known as the "Food Stamps" program - helps low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health.

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An assessment of each Teen Parent's situation will be completed, and services will be provided to the extent possible.

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The District's temporary shelters, also known as short-term shelters, are often open 24 hours a day. Temporary shelter programs offer various onsite services for both families and individuals.

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Transitional housing is longer-term housing that provides intensive support services, geared toward increasing a household’s self-sufficiency and helping it move towards permanency.

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The Veteran’s Affairs Supportive Housing Program provides housing to veterans who are DC residents, chronically homeless, eligible for VASH and considered vulnerable.

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 TANF provides cash assistance and work to needy District families with dependent children.