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. Persons with disabilities face some challenges in today’s modern workplace. We believe that people with disabilities, given the right opportunities can work and be fully integrated into mainstream society and the work place. Vocational rehabilitation services can reduce or remove barriers to employment.
Supported Employment DDA and RSA
Supported employment is both an approach and array of services that enables people with significant disabilities to be successful in the workforce. The goal of supported employment is to assist people in finding and keeping employment in competitive jobs in typical integrated work settings.
Independent Living Services
The Rehabilitation Services Administration (RSA) Independent Living Services (ILS) program provides services to individuals with disabilities to help them to live as independently as possibly in the community.
Services for People with Blindness and Visual Impairments
The goal of the Services for People with Blindness and Visual Impairments (DSB) is to maximize employment opportunities and independence for persons with visual disabilities
Adults who need behavioral health services and supports can choose from a number of community based private providers located in neighborhoods throughout the District. You can contact the provider of your choice directly or you can call the ACCESS Helpline at 1-888-793-4357 and talk with a behavioral health professional who will guide you through the process.
Emergency Psychiatric Services
The Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program is a twenty-four hour/seven day a week operation that provides emergency psychiatric services, mobile crisis services and extended observation beds for individuals 18 years of age and older. Services can be accessed by telephone or in person.
Recovery Support Services
Mental wellness and freedom from addiction are essential to overall health. Millions of lives have been transformed through recovery and are living proof that prevention works, treatment is effective, and recovery is possible. The DC Department of Behavioral Health offers services and support.
Substance Use Disorder Assessment and Referral Center (ARC)
The Assessment and Referral Center (ARC) provides same day assessment and referral for individuals seeking treatment for substance use disorders. To refer to the appropriate program, qualified clinicians conduct a comprehensive assessment that includes the nature of the addiction, use history, any mental health care needs, and overall health status. Once the appropriate level of care is determined, an individual can choose from a list of providers certified to offer treatment tailored to personal experience and life circumstances.
Services include detoxification, treatment including medication assisted treatment, individual and group counseling, self-help and recovery activities, and, in some cases, residential treatment. Women can bring their children under 10 years old to live with them in certain residential programs.
Priority referral is available for individuals living with HIV/AIDS, women with children and pregnant women.