|Social Service Agencies|
The Child and Family Services Agency works to preserve families through foster care, adoption, and child welfare services, and to protect children against abuse or neglect.
DC Department of Health identifies health risks; educates the public; prevents and controls diseases, injuries and exposure to environmental hazards; and optimizes equitable access to community resources.
The Department of Housing and Community Development offers financial assistance to low and moderate-income residents, supports efforts to maintain affordable housing opportunities, and promotes the purchase and renovation of aging and abandoned houses.
Department of Human Services administers social service programs and services such as, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Medicaid/Healthy Families, food stamps, family services, early childhood development, rehabilitation services, mental retardation and developmental disability services.
The Department of Mental Health operates Community Services Agency and other community-based mental health service providers to provide routine, urgent, and emergency mental health rehabilitation services throughout the District.
The DC Office on Aging coordinates with other community organizations and businesses to offer health, education, employment, and social services for the District's elderly population, who are 60 years of age and older.
The Office on Latino Affairs administers the grants assigned by the Mayor to the different community organizations and serves as the District's official translator in order to provide members of the Latino community with greater access to District services.