Adult Abuse Hotline by DC Department of Human Services (DHS)

Adult abuse generally refers to mistreatment of an older person by someone who has a special relationship with the elder such as a spouse, sibling, child, friend, or caregiver. Abuse may take the form of one or all of the following: physical, financial or emotional abuse, neglect or abandonment. Abuse includes the willful infliction of serious pain or injury, unreasonable confinement, intimidation or forced sexual contact. Call the hotline at (202) 541-3950. More victims are helped...

Care Help Escape Violence Seniors (55+)

Adult Protective Services by DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL)

If you believe that an adult you know is being mistreated, exploited, or abused, Adult Protective Services (APS) can help assess and provide support. Now housed within the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL), APS team members work to protect vulnerable adults from physical, financial, or emotional abuse, as well as neglect and self-neglect. APS social workers help to ensure that DC residents in need of protection are connected to the services they need. Report Abuse To...

500 K St. NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Care Help Escape Violence Seniors (55+)

Family Violence Prevention Program by DC Department of Human Services (DHS)

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. It also provides immediate shelter and related assistance for victims of family violence and their dependents that meet the needs of all victims, including those in underserved communities. Services Residential services Case management Counseling Outreach Psychiatric assessments Psycho...

Care Temporary Shelter Counseling Help Escape Violence Survivors of Intimate Partner Violence

Fire Prevention Inspections by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

Inspection of residential dwellings are available by appointment. These inspections are conducted as a courtesy of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS) Department’s Firefighting Division. A copy of the inspection will be provided with suggestions. A follow up appointment may also be requested. Our goal in providing this service is to make sure that residential dwellings are free from fire hazards and safety violations. Call (202) 727-1614.

Safe Housing

Free Smoke Alarms (A’sia Sutton Program) by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

The A’sia Sutton Smoke Alarm Giveaway and Installation Program is a DC Fire and EMS Department District-wide initiative to ensure that all District of Columbia homes have working smoke alarms. We are convinced that working smoke alarms are the single most important appliance in the home because they have been proven to save lives. Statistics shows that most fire fatalities occur in homes where either no smoke alarms were present or those that were present, did not operate properly...

Safe Housing

Home Fire Safety Inspections by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

Home fire safety inspections are available by appointment. These home inspections are conducted as a courtesy of the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (F&EMS) Department's Firefighting Division. They will look for overloaded outlets, working smoke detectors, unobstructed exit routes from your home, and good visibility from the street. A copy of the inspection findings will be given to the resident along with suggestions. A follow-up appointment may also be requested. Our goal in...

Safe Housing

Lead Pipe Replacement (LPRAP) by DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

In the District, like in most older cities, homes built before the 1980’s were typically built with a lead service line—the pipe that connects the city water supply to your household plumbing. It is now widely understood that a number of illnesses and injuries can be caused by lead exposure. The District Government recognizes this and in response Mayor Bowser signed legislation for two new lead water service line replacement programs that assist homes affected by this...

1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Income-based Homeowners Safe Housing

Patricia Handy Place for Women by N Street Village

The Patricia Handy Place for Women, located at 810 Fifth Street NW, is the first short term emergency housing facility to open as part of the Mayor’s “All Eight Wards” plan to address and end homelessness in the District of Columbia, as detailed in the Homeward DC strategic plan. Incorporating the best of N Street Village’s service-enriched model of care, programming at the Patricia Handy Place is trauma-informed, dignified, and safe for single women experiencing homelessness...

Housing Care Immediate Safety Emergency Homeless Women/Girls

Project Safe Place by DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services (FEMS) Department

All 33 DC Fire/EMS Department fire stations and the fireboat are designed as “Safe Places” for youths in crisis 24 hours a day through Project Safe Place. Project Safe Place is a national program that provides safe places for youths who are in need of crisis-related help. The program is managed in the District of Columbia by Sasha Bruce Youthwork. The DC Fire/EMS Department has been a partner since 1992. All DC Fire/EMS fire stations display the distinctive Safe Place logo. The...

1300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20001

Immediate Safety Safe Housing

Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) by DC Department of Energy and the Environment (DOEE)

The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP), funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Health and Human Services, provides low-income residents technical and financial assistance to help reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy-efficient. WAP performs energy audits and installs audit-recommended energy efficiency measures to help families maintain energy-efficient, safe, and healthy homes. In the District, WAP is administered through selected...

1200 First Street NE, Washington, DC, 20002

Income at or below 60% of Area Median Income (AMI) Homeowners Safe Housing

Data last updated June 2nd 2021