Social Services

Social Services

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

Responding to the needs of the community, we began providing domestic violence services in 1986. Since that time, our Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Program has become a national model for offering holistic legal and social services in a culturally sensitive environment to low-income immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program serves both women and men from all over the world.

We provide crisis intervention and comprehensive case management services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Our social workers work with community resources to assist clients secure emergency and transitional shelter, food, clothing, medical and mental health care for themselves and their children

We provide individual and group therapy for D.C.’s immigrant residents who have experienced domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

While many of our domestic violence and sexual assault clients also receive legal assistance from us, it is not required to receive social services.

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Anti-trafficking

Human trafficking is when someone is forced into prostitution, slavery, debt bondage or involuntary servitude. Human trafficking affects men, women and children from all over the world.

We provide comprehensive case management for trafficked persons.  Our social service staff assists clients with emergency and transitional housing needs, obtaining food and clothing, and providing referrals for medical and mental health needs.

Once survivors’ basic needs are met, our team then assists clients to enhance their education and life skills by helping clients enroll in English language courses, computer courses, GED courses and job training programs.

Children’s Program

The Children’s Program provides case management to neglected and vulnerable immigrant children in Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia. We provide comprehensive case management, including:

  • Connecting with educational resources, after school programs and activities
  • Obtain basic needs such as food, shelter, and clothing
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