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Legal Council for the Elderly (LCE)

LCE handles cases for Washington, D.C. residents who are age 60 and older. They also handle Social Security and Supplemental Security Income disability cases for D.C. residents age 55 and older. LCE handles most types of civil (not criminal) legal matters. Where they cannot help directly, they refer clients to someone who can.

Neighborhood Legal Service Program

Neighborhood Legal Service Program provides free legal representation in the following areas of law:

- Family
- Housing
- Consumer affairs
- Public benefits
- Public benefits
- Income maintenance
- Health
- Domestic violence\
- Barriers to employment
- Wills
- Veteran affairs

Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia

For more than 80 years, Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia lawyers have provided a continuum of legal services to clients in the following areas:


  • Domestic violence/family
  • Housing
  • Public benefits
  • Consumer law

Senior Wellness Centers

Provides free health and wellness services focused on health promotion and disease prevention for older adults. Programs include:
- Exercise classes
- Support groups
- Health seminars
- Creative arts classes

Transportation Services

D.C. offers the following transportation options to help residents who are elderly or disabled get around the community:

Medical Transportation Management (MTM)

Medical Transportation Management provides non-emergency transportation to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries that have appointments with Medicaid providers. To use this service, Medicaid beneficiaries must make their transportation service request by contacting MTM 72 hours (three days) before their scheduled appointment. You may call them at (866) 796-0601 or (202) 263-4640.

Caregiver Lifespan Respite Program

The Caregiver Lifespan Respite Program assists in locating short-term relief to families and primary caregivers of children and adults with disabilities and older adults by linking families to their online database of respite care providers. The program aims to restore and strengthen their ability to continue providing care for their loved ones.

Home Care Partners

Home Care Partners is a private non-profit agency serving the Washington, DC metropolitan area. Their mission is to enable vulnerable people to remain in their own homes in comfort, safety, and dignity. Home Care Partners does this by:

- Providing comprehensive home care services.
- Training those interested in meaningful careers in the home care field.
- Supporting family caregivers.

D.C. Center for Independent Living, Inc., (DCCIL)

A network of non-profit, non-residential, community-based centers, run and controlled by persons with disabilities that offer the following services:

- Information and referral
- Peer counseling
- Care management
- Independent living skills training
- Individual and systems change advocacy
- Benefits counseling
- Employment readiness training
- Housing referrals
- Assistive technology services
- Legal aid

Assistive Technology Program for the District of Columbia (ATPDC)

Program assists people with disabilities obtain assistive devices and remain independent in their community by providing services including:

- Information and referral
- Assistive technology demonstration center
- Option to borrow assistive technologies for a limited period of time
- Low interest rate loans for purchase of assistive technology devices

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program provides vocational and rehabilitative services to individuals with disabilities to help them prepare for, secure, regain or retain employment.

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