Advice and counsel to parents by Advocates for Justice and Education

A helpline providing information and advice for parents, students, professionals, and doctors who may be facing challenges at school related to special education, school discipline and school push-out issues. Requires an intake process.

Legal Education

Advocacy by The Arc District of Columbia

Offers support in advocating to your local legislator around developmental disability rights.


Advocacy and Referrals by Community Outreach and Development

We partner with other agencies to refer clients who may be best served by another organization. We advocate on behalf of clients who may not be able to effectively state their case for additional support or services. We also assist persons with applying for SNAP (food stamp) benefits. Please click here for a resource list for Maryland and the District of Columbia.

4719 Marlboro Pike, Capitol Heights, MD, 20743

Legal Care

Affordable Housing Initiative (AHI) by Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless

Crafted as a homelessness prevention tool to preserve and improve affordable housing opportunities for low- and no-income District residents, AHI uses a combination of direct representation, systemic reform and policy advocacy to meet client and community needs. We represent tenant associations to enforce members’ rights and work with the District government to preserve existing affordable housing units, and promote policies and practices that respect the rights of low and no...

1200 U St NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court Project by AARP Legal Counsel for the Elderly

LCE’s Alternatives to Landlord/Tenant Court Project (Alternatives Project) combines social work, legal and volunteer coordination to help prevent eviction of D.C. elders. Legal Assistance We Provide to Tenants and/or Tenant Associations - Eviction defense: if you received a “Notice to Vacate” and or a court summons from your landlord for issues like breach of lease or non-payment of rent, we can help you defend against eviction; - Rent control disputes: we help you get the...

601 E St NW, Washington, DC, 20049

Housing Legal

Appellate Advocacy by Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

Established in 2004 with seed money from the DC Bar Foundation, which continues to provide generous support, Legal Aid’s Appellate Project has become a “model of excellence” that the National Legal Aid and Defender Association has urged other legal services programs to emulate. The Project was named for its founding Director, Barbara McDowell, after her untimely death. The Project not only litigates appeals on behalf of Legal Aid clients but also files “friend of the court...

1331 H St NW, Washington, DC, 20005


Assistance to Crime Victims by Central American Resource Center

Through this program, CARECEN informs Latinos who have been victims of crime or suffered as a result of a crime (such as domestic violence, violent crimes or sexual assault) about their rights and provides direct services to crime victims including applying for compensation and screening for immigration services.

1460 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Bethany Day Center by N Street Village

CLOSED FOR COVID-19 The Bethany Day Center is often the first entry point for women. Open 365 days a year, the Center offers safe respite from the streets, meets a woman’s basic needs for food, clothing, laundry and showers, provides access to resources for housing, health, legal and other needs, and offers a confidential crisis and case management support.

1333 N St NW, Washington, DC, 20005

Goods Food Legal

Bilingual Dispute Resolution Clinic by Central American Resource Center

As part of an initiative launched in 2011, in partnership with the D.C. Superior Court, CARECEN offers bilingual dispute resolution services on-site twice a month to individuals with employment, consumer, tenant, and other issues. This is a free, by-appointment clinic in CARECEN’s offices, held on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Community members with disputes involving unpaid wages, neighbor conflicts, tenant problems (security deposits and repairs), consumer...

1460 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Bread for the City Legal Clinic by Bread for the City

Bread for the City is a non-profit organization that provides free comprehensive services including supplemental food, clothing, medical care, legal and social services. The Legal Clinic at Bread for the City provides advice and representation for cases in DC in the following main areas of law:    HOUSING: helping tenants in landlord-tenant and subsidized housing cases FAMILY LAW: helping families with legal issues around divorce, child support, custody, and domestic...


Bridging the Gap by Lorton Community Action Center

An assistance program offering: - Case management - ESL classes - Resume writing sessions - Computer classes - Pro bono legal services - Youth programs - Information and referral

9518 Richmond Hwy, Lorton, VA, 22079

Work Legal Care Education

Brief services by Advocates for Justice and Education

Working between schools and parents without a formal service agreement to remedy problems related to special education, school discipline and school push-out issues. Requires an intake process.

Legal Education

Case Management by Housing Up

HOUSING UP CASE MANAGERS TAKE A HOLISTIC, FAMILY-CENTERED APPROACH TO PROVIDING SERVICES THAT TRANSFORM FAMILIES’ LIVES. Providing families with stable, safe housing is the first and most important step in accomplishing our mission of ending family homelessness. Housing Up follows the Housing First model, which focuses on quickly moving families experiencing homelessness into permanent housing with leases in their own names. Once families are safely housed, Housing Up’s...


Case Management - Miriam's Kitchen by Miriam's Kitchen

Our case managers work one-on-one with guests each day in our dining room. We also partner with many organizations who bring their services to Miriam’s Kitchen. In a warm and welcoming environment, we help our guests by: Assessing their immediate and long term needs Identifying strategies for accomplishing their goals Providing clothing and toiletries Providing access to a consistent phone and mailing address Connecting guests to mental health services Helping guests obtain...

2401 Virginia Ave NW, Washington, DC, 20037

Goods Health Conditions Housing Food Legal Care

Center for Accessibility by DC Public Library (DCPL) System

The Center for Accessibility is committed to providing customers with disabilities equal access to library resources and services at all DC Public Library branches. The Center for Accessibility staff work to provide disability-related cultural programming, book clubs, and accessible game nights throughout the year as well as classes in American Sign Language and Assistive Technology. All services are free and open to all. For information about requesting accommodations, including sign...


Change Your Lease by DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)

The 2005 Violence Against Women Act gives survivors of domestic violence the right to bifurcate their lease, removing their abuser. By calling us or visiting our walk in clinic, we can help you make this happen.

400 I St SW, Washington, DC, 20024


Change Your Locks by DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)

If you have a protection order you are legally entitled to change your locks even if your abuser is on the lease. Use our sample letter (on our website) to request a lock change from your landlord. If your abuser is not on the lease you have the legal right to request a lock change from your landlord at any time. Your landlord or property manager is responsible for changing the locks within 5 business days of the request. Use this sample letter (on our website) to request lock changes...

400 I St SW, Washington, DC, 20024


Citizenship by CASA de Maryland

CASA’s comprehensive citizenship initiative includes citizenship education, mentoring and interview preparation, application assistance, and post-naturalization support. Through an innovative partnership with the AmeriCorps program , trained AmeriCorps members provide these services at various locations throughout the state. As a part of the citizenship program, CASA operates a low-interest micro-loan program to assist Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) afford the naturalization...

14645 Rothgeb Dr., Rockville, MD, 20850


Citizenship Classes by Central American Resource Center

CARECEN offers quarterly 12-week citizenship classes to prepare eligible individuals for the naturalization exam. The classes cover the knowledge of history and government necessary to answer the 100 civics questions on the exam. Class activities include a trip to the National Archives, the American History Museum, the Capitol or other DC landmarks. At the culmination of the 12 week period, the students are evaluated through a mock citizenship interview. Classes are offered Tuesdays...

1460 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Citizenship Info Sessions and Workshops by Central American Resource Center

CARECEN conducts activities to inform people about the process of becoming a US citizen (eligibility requirements, application steps, timeline and more), screen them for eligibility, and assist those eligible with filing their Form N-400 Application for Naturalization to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. Please call us to find out about upcoming info sessions.

1460 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC, 20009


Data last updated June 2nd 2021