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  • Services for Elders

Adult Protective Services

  • Investigates reports & coordinates services for 90 days. May conduct capacity assessments, work with court system if client is in need of guardianship & placement in care facilities. In self-neglect cases, may arrange for supports: house clean-up, food, transport, medical visits 

  • Hotline (24/7)

    202-541-3950

DCOA - Aging Network Providers

  • Throughout every DC Ward, DCOA funds services that can support elder victims in living free from the abuser:

    • Adult Day Care
    • Emergency & Group Housing
    • Employment Training
    • Congregate & Home Delivered Meals
    • Health Care/In-Home Support & Wellness Programs
    • Transportation

  • Main

    202-724-5626

  • Website

    http://geospatial.dcgis.dc.gov/agencyapps/dcoa.aspx

Department of Behavioral Health Psychiatric Emergency

  • Teams respond to adults in psychiatric crisis who are unable or unwilling to travel to receive mental health services. Crisis stabilization includes: dispensing meds & performing assessment for hospitalizations and linkages to other services, such as crisis beds and substance abuse detoxification. 

  • Helpline (9am-1am)

    202-673-9300

  • Website

    http://dbh.dc.gov/service/emergency-psychiatric-services

ElderSAFE

  • Charles E. Smith Life Communities established the ElderSAFE Center, which provides safe temporary shelter, medical services, confidential counseling,  therapeutic, services, case management, community referrals, and community education. Located in Rockville, MD, but accepts DC elder abuse victims.

  • Helpline (M-F 9-5)

    301-816-5099

  • Website

    http://eldersafe.org

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

  • Legal Counsel for the Elderly provides free civil legal services for DC seniors:

    • Social Security & Disability cases
    • Alternatives to Landlord Tenant Court
    • Consumer Fraud & Financial Abuse Unit
    • Public Benefits Unit

  • Main Line

    202-434-2120

  • Legal Hotline

    202-434-2170

  • Website

    http://www.aarp.org/states/dc/LCE.html

Network for Victim Recovery (NVRDC)

  • Network for Victim Recovery provides comprehensive victim case management, civil and criminal legal services. NVRDC can connect victim to culturally specific programming, services for the deaf community, and other resources. 

  • Main Line

    202-742-1727

  • Website

    http://www.nvrdc.org

So Others May Eat (S.O.M.E)

  • S.O.M.E provides wrap-around support services and dedicates 5 beds for senior victims at Kuehner Place for Abused & Neglected Elderly. 

  • Main Line

    202-797-8806

  • Website

    http://some.org/services/senior-services

Washington Hospital House Call Program