Help During the Holidays

December 13, 2021

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:

Food

Capital Area Food Bank: Call 202-644-9807 or utilize their interactive map to locate food resources in your area: https://www.capitalareafoodbank.org/COVID19response/#get-help 

Warming Centers

Find a list of locations that are open when DC Government activates the Cold Emergency Plan: https://snow.dc.gov/service/warming-centers-and-facilities  

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.

Additional Support

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

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

Resources in Montgomery County: Contact the Aging and Disabilities Resource Unit at (301) 777-3000 or visit https://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/senior/

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 https://eldercare.acl.gov/Public/Index.aspx