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WASHINGTON D.C. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE

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PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE YOU CONTACT US:

DISCLAIMER

Homeless To Independence Inc. is an All-Volunteer, Faith-Based, 501©3 non-profit organization. We do NOT receive any grant funding what-so-ever to pay bills for anyone in any situation. We do not give away money. We do not give out loans against any items for money.

This ministry is supported with generous financial donations that are used to help keep us functioning. Our purpose is to help supply individuals and families with personal needs such as food, toiletries, clothing, household items, furniture and baby/adult diapers/wipes both locally and to areas effected by disasters. At this time, we do not offer any shelter or transitional housing services. Again, we DO NOT pay any bills. We DO NOT pay any rents or mortgages.

If you are actually homeless, or about to be homeless or need emergency assistance of any kind, you can:

1. DIAL “211” from a:

a. Land line telephone. Tell the receiver your situation and what you need. They will give you information specific for the physical location you are currently at plus any referrals you may need. They have the most up to the minute information for your specific area. Dialing “211” will get you help and much more info than this office can provide. Homeless to Independence wants you to have all the information you need to get through the situation you are in.

b. Cell Telephone – this will ONLY WORK if the area code of your telephone is calling “211” within the very same County you got your cell telephone in!

PLEASE NOTE: If you do not have a land-line telephone or cell telephone, go to your local police department, library, or house of worship and ask to use their land-line telephone. They may even make the call on your behalf.

2. Use the internet and go to: http://www.211.org/

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For those of you looking for employment through-out the United States, District of Columbia or Puerto Rico, simply send me an email to:
HTI EMPLOYMENT ASSISTANCE 05-14

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Homeless To Independence Inc. is not responsible for misprints or cancellations of events by the event holders, landlord and/or their agent, or ourselves. Homeless to Independence Inc. also reserves the right to “NOT” offer services to people and/or persons that are rude, unpleasant, and untruthful in any way shape or form, belligerent and the like.

OCCASIONALLY, THERE WILL BE ARTICLES BY OTHER WRITERS. HOMELESS TO INDEPENDENCE MAY NOT NECESSARILY AGREE WITH THEIR VIEWPOINTS, BUT WE DO RESPECT THEM. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION!

OFFICE CONTACT INFO:

THE VERY BEST WAY TO CONTACT ME IS TO SEND ME AN EMAIL: ANN@HOMELESSTOINDEPENDENCE.ORG

OFFICE NUMBER IS: 1-732-264-7500

Please note that our office does have very limited volunteer staff and if we are one telephone line we cannot answer the other line. There is simply not enough time in the day to answer and/or return each and every telephone call.

IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE, NO ONE WILL CONTACT YOU BACK.

THANK YOU!!!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL DISASTER RELATED MATERIALS CAN NOW BE FOUND ON OUR “WASHINGTON D.C. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS AND DISASTER RESPONSE” PAGE!

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National Capital Region 2-1-1

2-1-1 is a free and confidential way to find out about important health and human services programs in your community. Call 2-1-1 for information about health care, help paying rent and utility bills, transportation services, job training, mental health counseling and much more.

GO TO: http://211metrodc.org/

POSTED 07-15-12

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Holiday Bazaar

Join Alexandra Piotrowski, Economic Development Specialist, at NCRC’s Washington, DC Women’s Business Center Holiday Bazaar.

DATE: Tuesday, December 6, 2016

TIME: 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

WHERE: District Architecture Center

421 7th St NW

Washington, D.C. 20004

POSTED 12-01-16
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District of Columbia Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
Managing Agency District of Columbia http://www.dc.gov

Program Description
Temporary Cash Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) provides cash assistance to needy families with dependent children when available resources do not fully address the family’s needs, and while preparing program participants for independence through work.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, either pregnant or responsible for a child under 19 years of age, a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident, have low or very low income, and be either under-employed (working for very low wages), unemployed or about to become unemployed.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Apply for Benefits at:
http://dhs.dc.gov/service/apply-benefits

Program Contact Information
For more information on the District of Columbia TANF program, please visit:
http://dhs.dc.gov/service/temporary-cash-assistance-needy-families-tanf
OR
http://dhs.dc.gov/node/117522
Or write:
DC Department of Human Services
64 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Updated 12-10-13

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District of Columbia Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Managing Agency District of Columbia http://www.dc.gov

Program Description
The Districts’ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program helps low-income residents and families buy the food they need for good health.

General Program Requirements
You can apply for benefits by completing a State application form.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
Apply for Benefits at:
http://dhs.dc.gov/service/apply-benefits

Program Contact Information
For more information on the District of Columbia TANF program, please visit:
http://dhs.dc.gov/service/supplemental-nutrition-assistance-snap
OR
http://dhs.dc.gov/service/find-service-center-near-you

Or Call:
202-671-4200

Or write:
DC Department of Human Services
64 New York Avenue, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Updated 12-10-13

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District of Columbia Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
Managing Agency District of Columbia http://www.dc.gov

Program Description
The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia; a pregnant, breastfeeding and/or postpartum woman; an infant or child up to five years of age; and individually determined by a health professional to be at nutrition risk. Our nearest military base is Bolling Air Force in the Southeast section of the District.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $20,665
2 $27,991
3 $35,317
4 $42,643
5 $49,969
6 $57,295
7 $64,621
8 $71,947
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,326 per additional person.

A person who participates or has family members who participate in certain other benefit programs, such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), automatically meets the income eligibility requirement.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the WIC Program in the District of Columbia:

Call 1-800-345-1WIC (1942).
WIC staff will ask you a few questions to determine if you are eligible.
If found potentially eligible, a WIC staff person will schedule an appointment at the WIC clinic of your choice.
On the day of the appointment, plan to spend one hour and bring:
Proof of D.C. residence (a bill or letter addressed to you in the past 30 days)
Proof of total family income (last two check stubs or Medicaid, D.C. Healthy Families, School Lunch Program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families [TANF], or Food Stamp notice)
Proof of pregnancy or proof of birth (birth certificate or discharge papers)
Child’s shot record
Child (all children who are eligible).

Program Contact Information
For more information on D.C. WIC, please visit the D.C. Department of Health at:
http://doh.dc.gov/service/wic-special-supplemental-nutrition-program-women-infants-and-children

If you have questions about the program call the D.C. Department of Health at: 202-442-5955
Or toll-free at: 1-800-345-1942

You can also write to:
Department of Health/Community Health Administration
Nutrition Physical and Fitness Bureau
Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Program
899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, D.C. 20002

Or call directly at: 202-442-9397

Updated 12-05-13

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA FESTIVALS AND FUN TIMES:

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA4

Updated 10-21-13

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District of Columbia School Breakfast and Lunch Program
Managing Agency District of Columbia http://www.dc.gov

Program Description
The National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs provide reimbursement for nutritionally balanced low-cost or free lunches and breakfast served to children attending public or private non-profit schools. In the 2002-2003 school year, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) provided 8,706,382 meals to 76,832 District of Columbia school children attending 178 schools served by 32 local School Food Authorities through this entitlement program. In March 2002, the School Breakfast Program (SBP) provided 367,712 meals to 18,269 DC school children in 160 schools.

General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia and a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child(ren) who attends school (high school or under).

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for free or reduced price meals, contact your child’s school. A listing of District of Columbia schools can be found here:
https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bdigzq5pe?act=API_GenResultsTable&qid=119

Program Contact Information
You can visit the District of Columbia School Nutrition information website to learn more about School Breakfast and Lunch:
http://dcps.dc.gov/DCPS/Beyond+the+Classroom/…
For information on the DC School Breakfast and Lunch Program, please call: 202-741-5252
Or write to: 441 4th Street NW Suite 350N WashingtonDC20001

Updated 10-08-13

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District of Columbia Special Milk Program
Managing Agency District of Columbia http://www.dc.gov

Program Description
The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides funds on a reimbursement basis to serve milk to children in schools and child care institutions that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs, primarily private, religious schools. In March 2002, 300 children in six local schools received 4,672 milks through this program. In compliance with Federal guidelines, nutritious meals are provided to children in approved settings through five programs: the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, the Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Special Milk Program, and the Summer Food Program. Providers include schools, child care agencies, community groups, and local government sponsors.

General Program Requirements
Any child in a school or institution that participates in the Special Milk Program can get milk. Schools may elect to offer free milk to low-income children. In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Special Milk program, directly contact your child’s school, camp, or child care institution to find out if it participates in the
Special Milk Program.

The Federal agency Child Nutrition Programs manages this program and provides state contact information here:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Contacts/StateDirectory.htm

Additionally, your state education agency can also provide you with more information about the program:
http://osse.dc.gov/service/federal-special-milk-program

Program Contact Information
For more information visit: http://dcps.dc.gov/portal/site/DCPS/
If you would like to learn more about the DC Special Milk Program, please contact the State Education Office, Special Nutrition and Commodities at: 202-727-6436

Updated 09-04-13

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District of Columbia Summer Food Service
Managing Agency District of Columbia http://www.dc.gov

Program Description
The DC Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides reimbursement for free, nutritious meals and snacks served to DC children 18 and younger. These meals help children in low-income areas get the nutrition they need to learn, play, and grow throughout the summer months when they are out of school.

When school is out the meals served as a part of the National School Lunch Program and School Breakfast Program are not available and due to families’ limited budgets, or other circumstances, children will often miss wholesome meals. The SFSP fills this gap and parents benefit from some help in stretching their food dollars and by knowing that their children are receiving healthy meals in a supportive environment.

General Program Requirements
For this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia.

In order to qualify, you also must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $21,257
2 $28,694
3 $36,131
4 $43,568
5 $51,005
6 $58,442
7 $65,879
8 $73,316
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,437 per additional person.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for the Summer Food Service program, locate the site nearest you:
http://osse.dc.gov/service/dc-free-summer-meals-program

Contact information for DC’s schools can be found here:
https://octo.quickbase.com/db/bdigzq5pe?act=API_GenResultsTable&qid=119

Program Contact Information
You can visit the DC Summer Food Service Program on the web at: http://osse.dc.gov/service/dc-free-summer-meals-program
For information on the DC Summer Food Service Program, please contact the: 441 4th Street NW Suite 350N Washington DC 20001 202-727-6436

Updated 08-08-13

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District of Columbia Medicaid

Medicaid is a state/federal program that pays for medical and long-term care services for people with lower incomes, seniors, people with disabilities and some families and children. Services covered include laboratory and X-ray services, inpatient and outpatient hospital services, health screenings for children, and long-term care services and supports.

GO TO: http://dhcf.dc.gov/service/medicaid

Updated 02-21-13

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District of Columbia Weatherization Assistance Program
Managing Agency District of Columbia Energy Office http://www.dc.gov

Program Description
The Weatherization Assistance Program was established to help low-income families and individuals decrease their home energy costs and to be attentive to energy-related health and safety issues in the home. The program is administered by the DC Energy Office.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $22,340
2 $30,260
3 $38,180
4 $46,100
5 $54,020
6 $61,940
7 $69,860
8 $77,780
*For households with more than eight people, add $7,920 per additional person

If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Aid to Families with Dependent Children, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.

Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.

Application Process
To apply for this program, call 3-1-1 or 202-673-6700.

Program Contact Information
For more information about this program, please visit our website: http://ddoe.dc.gov/service/weatherization-assistance-low-income

Updated 07-16-12

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District of Columbia Head Start
Managing Agency District of Columbia http://www.dc.gov
Program Description
The Head Start program (for children ages 3-5) and Early Head Start program (for pregnant women, infants, and toddlers) promote school readiness for children in low-income families by providing comprehensive educational, health, nutritional, and social services. Parents play a large role in the programs, both as primary educators of their children and as participants in administering the programs locally. Both programs provide pre-literacy and literacy experiences in a multi-cultural environment. Parents are also provided social services, including assistance with child care. Services are also available to migrant and seasonal farmworker families.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, you must be a parent or primary caregiver responsible for a child who is too young for public school.

In order to qualify, you must also have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $14,521
2 $19,669
3 $24,817
4 $29,965
5 $35,113
6 $40,261
7 $45,409
8 $50,557
*For households with more than eight people, add $5,148 per additional person.

If you do not meet these criteria, you may still qualify if you are a U.S. national, citizen or permanent resident whose financial status is low income or very low income, who is under-employed, unemployed or about to become unemployed, facing pregnancy, less than 19 years of age yourself, or the parent or primary caregiver for children under the age of 19 years. Other qualifications may apply.
Your Next Steps
The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
For enrollment information, contact the program nearest you:
http://eclkc.ohs.acf.hhs.gov/hslc/HeadStartOffices
Program Contact Information
For more information, visit: http://www.nhsa.org/

Posted 04-08-12

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HSC Foundation

Helps children and youth with disabilities and chronic illnesses access health, social and education services in the District of Columbia. Programs include youth transition, family supports and healthy lifestyles education.

To learn more visit https://www.disability.gov/state/district_of_columbia/health.

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MSRRC is one of six Regional Resource Centers funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs. MSRRC provides technical assistance to state early intervention lead agencies, departments of education and other related state agencies. The Centers work to make a positive difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities, birth through 21 years, and their families. Find resources for parents and educators in the District of Columbia.

For more information visit this link: http://www.disability.gov/state/district_of_columbia/education

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Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), a program funded by the Federal Department of Health & Human Services
(HHS) helps low-income residents meet their home energy needs, and provides emergency assistance to households whose electric
or gas services have been terminated or households that are without fuel oil and have been denied fuel oil delivery. The amount of
assistance is based on household size, total household income, fuel type, and type of residence. LIHEAP is a national program
funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. LIHEAP makes home energy bills more affordable. It is the last line of
protection against escalating home utility bills and the resulting disconnection or denial of service. Each year between 12,000 and
14,000 low income District of Columbia residents are provided energy assistance through LIHEAP. In addition to the financial
assistance afforded to these eligible applicants, LIHEAP also provides fans during deadly summer heat waves and heaters and
blankets during the cold season.
General Program Requirements
In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the District of Columbia, you must need financial assistance for
home energy costs and your household’s annual income before taxes must not exceed $20,180 if one person lives in the household;
$26,389 if two people live in the household; $32,598 if three people live in the household; $38,807 if four people live in the household;
$45,016 if five people live in the household; $51,225 if six people live in the household; $57,434 if seven people live in the household,
or $63,643 if eight people live in the household. For larger households, add $6,209 for each additional person in the home.

Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this benefit.
Application Process
Applying for assistance is done primarily by calling the DC Energy Office (DCEO) hotline and scheduling an appointment for intake at
the DCEO: 202-673-6750.

Program Contact Information
In addition to that main method of receiving LIHEAP applications, many more are taken at senior sites which the LIHEAP staff
schedule to visit during late summer months each year. Still others are received at the annual Utility Discount Day program. This
event includes various utility companies and the DCEO in a coordinated joint effort at the D.C. Convention Center, to accept
applications both for their individual discount programs as well as for the LIHEAP, all on one application form.

For more information on LIHEAP in the District of Columbia, or to learn about the DC Energy Office, visit us online at:
http://ddoe.dc.gov/ddoe/cwp/view,a,1209,q,493111.asp

Managing Agency
District of Columbia
http://www.dc.gov

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HUD Public Housing Program
Program Description

The purpose of the program is to provide quality rental housing to low income families at a cost they can afford.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must need aid in obtaining decent, safe, and/or sanitary rental housing and
characterize your financial situation as low income or very low income.

Application Process
For more information, see the Program Contact Information below.

Program Contact Information
Director, Office of Multifamily Housing Management
Department of Housing and Urban Development
Washington, DC 20410

Telephone:
202-708-3730

Web Site Address:

http://www.hud.gov/renting/phprog.cfm

Managing Agency
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
http://www.hud.gov/

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