Within the Washington DC area there are countless resources available to seniors and their families. Below we have listed a few agencies that our members might find useful.
Department of Aging and Community Living
Address: 500 K Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 5 pm
Adult Protective Services
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.
To report allegations of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and/or exploitation, please call the APS Hotline at (202) 541-3950 available 24-hours 7-days a week.
APS is not a custodial agency. APS does not have the authority to take custody of any adult for any reason.
Iona Senior Services
Iona’s mission is to support people as they experience the challenges and opportunities of aging. They educate, advocate, and provide community-based programs and services to help people age well and live well. They offer an arts center, Age Well consultations, counseling/support groups, care management services, meal delivery services, and transportation.
4125 Albemarle Street NW
Family Matters of Greater Washington
Family Matters provides assistance that impacts more than 12,000 children, youth, families and seniors each year. Their spectrum of programs include: therapeutic and traditional foster care; youth development programs; mental health/counseling services; and services and activities for seniors.
Address: 1509 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 289-1510
Legal Counsel for the Elderly (LCE) – AARP
The LCE handles cases for Washington, D.C. residents age 60 and older as well as Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability cases for D.C. residents age 55 and older. They handle civil legal matters using staff attorneys, private practice attorneys, and specially trained volunteers. They also offer referrals. The LCE’s most common cases deal with foreclosures, landlord/tenant issues, social security and SSI denials, terminations and overpayments, guardianships, home repair fraud, Medicaid, Medicare, wills, powers of attorney, and property tax. They give priority to clients who are in greater financial or legal need.
Address: 601 E Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20049
Phone: (202) 434-2120