Help During the Holidays

November 16, 2022

The holidays can be a challenging time for many reasons. Should you or someone you know need support when Iona is closed, please reach out to the following resources:


Capital Area Food Bank: To reach the Hunger Lifeline, call (202) 644-9807 or e-mail To utilize their interactive map to locate food resources in your area visit

Warming Centers

Find a list of locations that are open when DC Government activates the Cold Emergency Plan:

Mental Health Crisis

The Community Response Team (CRT) can provide immediate assistance to individuals experiencing emotional, psychiatric or substance use challenges. Call 202-673-6495 to request an on-the-spot assessment and linkage to mental or behavioral health services or visit

Additional Support

For other resources available for older adults in the District, call the DC Department of Aging and Community Living at 202-724-5626 or visit

If you suspect an older adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited contact Adult Protective Services at 202-541-3950 or visit

Resources in Montgomery County: Contact the Aging and Disabilities Resource Unit at (240) 777-3000 or visit  

Resources in Other Locations:  The Eldercare Locator can provide information on aging services anywhere in the United States. Call 1-800-677-1116 or visit