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Case Management & Advocacy Specialist Position Available

Job Opportunity at the DC Center for the LGBT Community

THIS POSITION IS FILLED.

The DC Anti-Violence Project of the DC Center for the LGBT Community is seeking a community-based trauma-informed mental health professional to provide case management services to and advocacy for LGBTQ+ survivors of trauma, violence, and abuse in the DMV area. The position also involves community leadership in facilitating community meetings/activities and in networking with and educating survivor services providers, to strengthen the appropriate and effective response of LGBTQ+ competent service provision to LGBTQ+ trauma survivors. Exceptional interpersonal, ethical, intercultural and client care skills are required. Fluency in both Spanish and English, expertise in transgender and gender non-binary and BIPOC issues and/or clinical licensure are a plus. Familiarity with TheraNest or other EHR systems is also a plus. Experience in providing telehealth via Zoom HIPAA-compliant video platform is desired, as the position includes virtual and in-person service provision.

CMA Specialist Position summary:

Since 2002, The DC Center for the LGBT Community has implemented a mission of educating, empowering, celebrating, uplifting and connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Washington, DC. The Case Management and Advocacy (CMA) Specialist position helps to achieve this mission by providing case management and advocacy support services to LGBTQ+ survivors of violence, crime, and trauma. These services are available free-of-charge to our community members due to grant funding from the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The CMA Specialist will work with community members and clients individually via email, phone, HIPAA-compliant Zoom and in person, and as a member of the Behavioral Health Services (BHS) team, supporting two licensed mental health clinicians in connecting BHS clients to needed services. The CMA Specialist will also facilitate the monthly meetings of the DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) and related community based violence intervention, education and advocacy activities. The person who fills this position is also responsible for assisting on other related projects, such as record-keeping for the quarterly/ annual reporting and management of the OVSJG grant, outreach and education in the LGBTQ+ community, and assisting the mission, vision, and values of The DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP). There is limited funding available for professional development, and to assist with costs of renewing DC & MD licenses, if applicable. The CMA Specialist will assist with administrative needs as determined by the BHS/DCAVP Project Manager and report to the Executive Director. 

Special Skills:

The CMA Specialist must have at least 2 years’ experience working as a trauma-informed case manager and advocate with a diverse client population. They must have a demonstrated ability to work with LGBTQ+ adults, to work well as a team member, to problem solve and communicate at all levels verbally as well as in writing. Exceptional interpersonal, ethical, intercultural and client care skills are required. Must be self-motivated, ethical, and be able to build and maintain relationships with clients, colleagues and with key stakeholders in the larger victim-serving network of Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have prior nonprofit experience and crisis assessment, intervention and referral experience. Fluency in both Spanish and English, expertise in transgender and gender non-binary and BIPOC issues and/or clinical licensure are a plus.

CMA Specialist Functions and Duties

  • Be the point of contact and initial assessment for requests for mental health assistance and triage the requests as appropriate for referral to BHS clinicians and case management and advocacy to relevant providers within the District networks of care
  • Provide trauma-informed and interculturally competent case management assistance to DCAVP BHS clients (LGBTQ+ survivors of trauma, violence and abuse) in accessing appropriate organizations and providers for services beyond the parameters of mental health counseling offered by the DCAVP BHS Therapists
  • Provide email/phone/drop-in and virtual response to and follow-up with LGBTQ+ clients’ requests for advocacy, info & referral and warm-handoffs to wrap-around services in the District
  • Provide LGBTQ+ clients in crisis necessary crisis intervention, consultation and referrals to appropriate support systems (safety plans, hospitalization, referrals, etc.) as well as connection into BHS individual and group counseling services as appropriate
  • Build and maintain the BHS Providers List of LGBQ, TGNC, BIPOC competent, trauma-informed, culturally diverse mental health clinicians who are affordable and accessible for low-to-no income LGBTQ+ clients seeking long-term counseling services
  • Facilitate the monthly meetings of the DCAVP and manage the DCAVP listservs and social media outreach and advocacy activities, working in partnership with DCAVP community members to further the mission, vision, and values of the DCAVP
  • Write and coordinate DCAVP response for Community Impact Statements to support hate bias cases, in partnership with the the MPD LGBTSU and USAO, and public relations response as needed
  • Coordinate and/or represent the DCAVP at LGBTQ+ expert community collaborations and consultations with the partnering organizations in the continuum of services in the District (including VAN, VPART, HBTF)
  • Be the point of contact for requests for DCAVP collaboration and expertise on community programs and policy committees (such as the VAN, VPART, DCAVP, HBTF and others) and for requests for LGBTQ+ competency education and training for community organization professionals in LGBTQ+ issues and best practices for service provision
  • Build the District’s statistical knowledge base about crimes against and effective services for LGBTQ+ residents by designing client services and events evaluation processes and performing research and analysis of statistics culled from clients and feedback to assist in program development, funding requests and requests for informational statistics
  • Assist with keeping clinical statistical data, implementing and analyzing client evaluation feedback and writing quarterly reports and other grant deliverables for the OVSJG grant throughout the fiscal year, as determined by the BHS/DCAVP Project Manager
  • Assist in the management of the Direct Client Assistance program, a fund of resources to assist LGBTQ+ survivors in securing technology, internet connectivity, training and transportation to be able to consistently and safely access support services
  • Collaborate with DC Center staff to provide community-based education and outreach opportunities in line with OVSJG DCAVP grant requirements 
  • Keep a current schedule and accurate records of all clinical and non-clinical interactions in the systems in use by the DC Center and BHS team
  • Work well with a diverse staff team to facilitate an open, supportive and warm environment for all individuals who connect with The DC Center and represent the DC Center professionally within the community.

Salary range is $48,000-50,000.

Position includes health insurance, vacation and personal leave benefits.

Position is grant-funded on an annual basis (Oct 1, 2022 through Sept 30, 2023).

To apply, please send resumes and cover letters to supportdesk@thedccenter.org.

THIS POSITION IS FILLED.

Job Opening – Wanda Alston Foundation

Wanda Alston Foundation

Employment Opportunities

Wanda Alston Foundation is hiring! Join theri team and be a part of the life changing work we they do everyday to support LGBTQ youth in Washington D.C.   The Wanda Alston Foundation understands the value of its employees and how quality work translates into improved services for the LGBTQ youth they serve. For these reasons, the Wanda Alston Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits packages to its employees as well as ongoing training and career growth opportunities.

Please contacthr@wandaalstonfoundation.org with any questions.

Currently Hiring:

 

  • Case Manager

    The Wanda Alston Foundation is currently seeking a Case Manager to join our counseling center team.
    About the Wanda Alston Foundation
    At the Wanda Alston Foundation, it is our mission to eradicate lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, and queer
    (LGBTQIA2S+) homelessness and to ensure LGBTQIA2S+ youth between the ages of 18 and 24 who are
    experiencing homelessness are treated with dignity and respect. The Wanda Alston foundation works to
    achieve this mission by providing housing and services to LGBTQIA2S+ youth who are experiencing
    homelessness. We provide youth with a safe place to call home, provide access to essential services, and
    assist youth in their goal of finding permanent stable housing to allow for independent living. Our main
    programming is youth-centered, trauma informed, and focuses on personal growth, development, and
    self-sufficiency.

    Job Description:
    The WAF Counseling Center provides trauma-informed counseling and resource referrals for LGBTQIA2S+
    individuals who are experiencing or have experienced intimate partner violence. The Case Manager provides
    individual-centered, trauma-informed case management services to LGBTQIA2S+ individuals. The Case
    Manager relies on clinical skills to develop and track individual service and treatment plans for each client.
    The Case Manager addresses client needs such as connecting individuals with medical and mental health
    services, accessing public benefits and community resources, developing budgeting skills, and connecting
    individuals with permanent and stable housing.

    Tasks include, but are not limited to:
    ● Develop and implement service and treatment plans for each client
    ● Assist clients in need of obtaining benefits, entitlements, and other legal services
    ● Provide crisis intervention services if needed and referrals for psychiatric assessment
    ● Coordination of care with service providers including medical, mental health, substance abuse, and
    other supportive services
    ● Weekly in-person case management services for each client
    ● Develop and maintain of community partnerships to provide superior services
    ● Ongoing assessment and adjustment of services provided in collaboration with other staff and
    community partners
    ● Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity when handling client information

    www.wandaalstonfoundation.org

    Desired Skills and Qualifications:
    ● Master’s degree in Social Work, Psychology, Counseling, or Human Service Administration from an
    accredited college or university required; LMSW or LCSW preferred
    ● 3+ years of relevant human service, social services, or case management experience
    ● Knowledge of case management documentation and record keeping
    ● Experience working closely with LGBTQIA2S+ young adults
    ● Experience working with survivors of domestic violence
    ● Knowledge of substance abuse/recovery, family systems, medical and mental health treatment
    ● Self-starter who can multitask and efficiently prioritize tasks
    ● Sensitivity to the needs and challenges of LGBTQIA2S+ individuals experiencing homelessness, at
    risk for homelessness, or those who have experience trauma
    ● Knowledge of community (Washington, DC metro area) providers and resources including
    LGBTQIA2S+ health care, mental health care, housing, employment, social and needs based
    services, transportation, and educational resources
    ● Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
    ● Excellent organizational and time management skills
    ● Must be able to exercise patience and understanding even in escalated or crisis situations

    Other Terms of Employment:
    ● Candidates must complete background checks.
    ● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position
    ● Full-Time, exempt position
    ● Some nights and weekends are required in this position
    ● $58,300 salary
    ● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

  • Position: Clinical Director
  • Role Summary
    The Clinical Director delivers trauma-informed, strengths-based guidance to best support client-centered
    case management services, in-house programs and events, and advocating for our youth’s mental health
    needs. The Clinical Director provides evaluations, individual therapy, psychoeducation, and support to
    Wanda Alston Foundation residents in acute crisis situations to assist with stabilization within the
    transitional home. The Clinical Director provides client centered therapeutic services to address the
    client’s mental, emotional, and behavioral health goals through coordinated activities and referrals. The
    Date Posted: May, 2022

    Clinical Director supervises and supports clinical staff and interns by providing clinical supervision and
    crisis intervention. The Clinical Director is responsible for providing weekly clinical consultation to staff,
    managing our mental health-focused student interns, and informing policy, programming, and initiative
    development with a focus on the health and wellness needs of our youth. The Clinical Director also
    works to connect youth to holistic supportive services with the goal of developing skills that lead to
    sustainable mental health goals. The Clinical Director also supports the Wanda Alston Foundation
    Housing program by providing clinical guidance to staff when deemed necessary by case management
    staff or Operations Director.
    The Clinical Director will report directly to the executive director.

    Tasks may include, but are not limited to:
    ● Provides assessments of new clients
    ● Present psychosocial needs, strengths, and limitations of all assigned clients during supervision,
    house monitor meetings, as needed, and case consultation
    ● Recruitment, management, supervision, and appropriate assignment of clinical interns
    ● Lead creation and facilitation of internal staff skill development with a focus on psychoeducation,
    strengths-based youth engagement, and supporting our staff as credible messengers to our residents,
    including providing staff orientation for new hires.
    ● Providing clinical supervision and oversight to Case Managers and interns
    ● Meeting with residents as needed to address acute or crisis mental health care issues
    ● Oversight and auditing of client documentation and clinical/case management paper and
    clinical records in monthly meetings with Executive Director and Operations Director
    ● Participating in outside community and agency meetings, building partnerships with community
    agencies to gather resources beneficial to the organization
    ● Ensuring youth perspective is included at all Wanda Alston Foundation staff meetings
    ● Consulting and creating program policy related to clinical issues and clinical supervision
    ● Attending and reporting on biweekly CAHP policy meetings
    ● Program reporting and data acquisition, with a strong focus towards supporting maintenance of
    internal reports archive

    Required Skills and Qualifications
    ● Master’s of Social Work degree, or equivalent (i.e. MHC, MPC)
    ● District of Columbia advanced clinical licensure (i.e. LGSW, LICSW, LMHC, LMPC) with 3+
    years clinical experience post obtaining advanced clinical licensure**
    ● 2+ years of clinical supervisory experience (i.e. interns, fellows, staff)

    Date Posted: May, 2022

    ● 2+ years of case management experience
    ● At least 1 year of experience working with LGBTQIA2S+ youth
    ● At least 1 year of experience working in a residential setting, preferably youth focused (i.e.
    outpatient, group home)
    ● Notable experience in developing and implementing strengths-based, trauma-informed care
    practices to clients with complex trauma recovering from experiences related to substance abuse and/or
    systemic oppression unique to youth experiencing homelessness
    ● Sensitivity to the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)
    LGBTQIA2S+ youth at-risk or experiencing homelessness
    ● Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, reliability, and a commitment to and passion for the
    Wanda Alston Foundation’s mission
    **Open to candidates in the process of achieving their licensure at the time of interview
    Other Terms of Employment:
    ● Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, Child
    Protection Register and criminal background check prior to employment
    ● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position (booster included if eligible)
    ● 20-30 hours a week (may fluctuate)
    ● Some nights and weekends are required in this position
    ● $42 an hour
    ● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

  • Position Title: WACC therapist

    Department: Wanda Alston Counseling Center
    Reports to: Deputy Director
    Eligibility: LCSW, LCPC

    Position Description:
    The Wanda Alston Counseling Center (WACC) Therapist is responsible for providing clinical
    sessions to individuals who seek services at WACC. The WACC Therapist delivers
    trauma-informed, strengths-based guidance to the Case Managers and other staff working
    directly with the clients of WACC to best support client-centered case management
    services. The successful candidate must be experienced working with the LGBTQIA2S+
    community and individuals who are experiencing or have experienced domestic violence or
    intimate partner violence.

    RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Direct Client Therapy (70% approximately 22 hours per week)
    ● Develop and implement service and treatment plans for each client
    ● Assist clients in need of obtaining benefits, entitlements, and other legal services
    ● Provide crisis intervention services if needed and referrals for psychiatric assessment
    ● Coordination of care with service providers including medical, mental health,
    substance abuse, and other supportive services
    ● Weekly in-person therapy services for each client
    ● Maintain a high level of confidentiality and integrity when handling client information
    ● Provide trauma informed individual and group therapy
    ● Provide on site group and individual therapy
    ● Support in outreach groups
    ● Complete intakes
    ● Hold walk in hours and respond to client emergencies as needed
    ● Provide coverage for advocates and other therapists as needed
    ● Documentation of client interactions
    Program and Model Development (20%, approximately 6 hours per week)
    Model Development: With the assistance of other team members, develop programing,
    endure quality of care and best practices.
    ● Remain current in the evolving scholarly literature on trauma informed therapy and
    best practices
    ● Providing supervision towards licensure for LGSW and LGPC staff as needed

    ● Provide trainings to community members
    ● Run WACC clinical meeting to coordinate care
    ● Participate in WACC program meetings
    ● Monthly clinical consultation with housing team
    ● Update existing and develop new therapy models and group programing
    ● Consult on development of training materials and
    ● Maintain and update WACC policies and procedures.
    City wide coordination and policy advocacy (5%, approximately 2 hours per
    week) Model Development: With the assistance of other team members, update existing
    and develop new therapy models, group programing, training materials and maintain and
    update WACC policies and procedures.
    ● Participate and report on city wide networks including DC VAN, DCCADV
    ● Prepare talking points and policy guidance for organizational policy efforts
    ● Provide trainings to community members
    ● Build and maintain partnerships with other organizations for referrals
    Other Duties and Responsibilities as Assigned (5%, approximately 2 hours per
    week)
    ● Available for on call mental health crisis
    ● Support in recruitment and hiring of WACC staff, housing case management staff

    Required Skills and Qualifications
    ● District of Columbia advanced clinical licensure (i.e. LGSW, LICSW, LMHC, LMPC) with
    3+ years clinical experience post obtaining advanced clinical licensure**
    ● At least 1 year of experience working with LGBTQIA2S+ clients
    ● At least 1 year of experience working with LGBTQIA2S+ survivors of intimate partner
    violence and/or sexual abuse.
    ● Sensitivity to the needs and challenges of Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC)
    LGBTQIS2S+ clients at-risk or experiencing homelessness
    ● Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, reliability, and a commitment to and passion for
    the Wanda Alston Foundation’s mission
    **Open to candidates in the process of achieving their licensure at the time of interview
    Other Terms of Employment:
    ● $42 an hour
    ● 32 hours a week
    ● Candidates must complete background checks upon hire and annually.
    ● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position (booster included if eligible)

    ● Some nights and weekends are required in this position
    ● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

  • POSITION: HOUSE MONITOR
    The Wanda Alston Foundation is currently seeking a House Monitor to join our team.

    Job Description:
    The House Monitor works to ensure that all LGBTQIA2S+ youth, ages 18 to 24, who are residents of the
    Wanda Alston Foundation youth housing program are safe, supported, monitored and cared for respectfully.
    This position works with the Case Manager and the Operation Manager to implement tasks, directives, and
    intervention to assist residents in meeting their case plan goals. The role is essential to ensuring that residents
    adhere to the program, including the housing rules, policies and regulations. This position reports to the
    Operations Manager.
    Tasks include, but are not limited to:
    ● Coordinate the day-to-day operation of the facility, including chore assignment and adherence to
    House rules and regulations.
    ● Monitor building and facility conditions following agency guidelines for maintenance and coordinate
    the acquisition of furniture and other household supplies.
    ● Works with a case manager to develop and monitor individual case plans for residents to provide
    optimum supportive services.
    ● Mentor residents and coordinate services as needed such as making doctor’s appointments, helping
    with schoolwork, and applying to jobs.
    ● Implement strategies to motivate resident’s attendance and participation in life skills workshops,
    mental health therapy appointments, and other programs
    ● Coordinate activities of volunteers and social work interns assigned to facilities or individual
    residents.

    ● Make entries into the Daily Log detailing activities and observed behavioral changes in youth
    ● Perform other duties as assigned, understanding the changing environment working with youth in a
    housing environment.

    Desired Skills and Qualifications:
    ● High School Diploma/GED Required, Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
    ● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
    ● Competency in basic community engagement, medical, social, and practical case management.
    ● Experience working directly with LGBTQIA2S+ young adults preferred.
    ● Experience in Group Home living or Shelter facility preferred.
    ● Knowledge of substance abuse/recovery work, family systems, mental health concerns, and
    suicidality.
    ● Must be a self-starter who can juggle multiple tasks and needs with the ability to prioritize and
    execute tasks efficiently.
    ● Sensitivity to the needs and problems of primarily Black/African American LGBTQIA2S+ young
    adults who are homeless, at risk for homelessness, and who have experienced trauma.
    ● Must be able to exercise patience and understanding in escalated or crisis situations.

    Other Terms of Employment:
    ● Candidates must complete a drug test, TB test, sex offender registry check, Child Protection Register,
    and criminal background checks prior to employment
    ● COVID-19 vaccination required for this position, including the booster
    ● $18.00 an hour
    ● Benefits include health, vision, and dental insurance

     

Resumes and Cover Letters can be emailed directly to jcorr@wandaalstonfoundation.org

Oportunidad de empleo con Mundo Verde

Mundo Verde busca contratar personal adicional para su programa de día extendido. Este programa de inmersión en español ofrece actividades dinámicas de enriquecimiento para estudiantes de 3 a 12 años y se lleva a cabo todos los días después de la escuela, de 3:00 p.m. a 6:00 p. M. De lunes, martes, jueves, viernes y miércoles de 10 a 6 p. M. El personal debe dominar el español y tener un título de asociado o experiencia equivalente.

Se adjunta la descripción del trabajo de Asociado después de la escuela.

Los candidatos interesados en el puesto pueden postularse aquí.

DC Center Reopening FAQ

As we reopen, the DC Center is doing our best to meet the needs of our community while creating a safe environment for our staff, volunteers, and visitors. Please see below some of the information available about our space, our meetings, and other questions. We will update this information as necessary as the situation changes or we understand better what information people are looking for.

 

What are The DC Center’s hours of operation?

  • Mondays through Fridays from 12pm to 6pm
  • Saturdays from 11am to 3pm
  • Sundays are closed

 

Are support groups/meetings meeting in-person, virtually or hybrid?

Based on surveys and conversations with peer group facilitators and participants and abiding by social distancing guidelines, we are offering a hybrid (physical with webstation for Zoom) option for some while a completely virtual option for others, at each groups’ discretion. The information is available on the event sign-up for each group (easily found via: thedccenter.org/calendar

 

Which groups/meetings, and when, are offering a hybrid (in-person with webstation) meeting option? (This list subject to change as groups choose to return to the DC Center’s offices)

Fridays: Tea Time from 2 – 4 pm.

2nd Tuesday: Coming Out Group from 7 to 8:30pm.

2nd & 4th Wednesdays: Job Club from 6 – 7 pm.

3rd Saturdays: KhushDC from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

4th Saturdays: Black Lesbian Peer Support Group from 11 am – 1 pm

 

Which groups/meetings, and when, are offering a virtual (Zoom) only meeting option?

Any groups not listed above are meeting virtually.

Can I just walk-in to participate in a hybrid support group/meeting?

Currently, the Center is unable to accommodate walk-ups for peer support groups. Registration in advance will be required for peer support group meetings. Information in this regard will be circulated among peer support group leaders and participants as well as be listed on the Center’s website.

 

Are therapy meetings still being offered at the Center?

At this time all mental health therapy groups and sessions are remaining virtual via HIPAA compliant Zoom due to the continuing rates of COVID-19. A hybrid model of virtual and in person therapy services will be re-evaluated once the pandemic conditions permit safe in-person meeting.

 

When is the Center expected to open back up and what are some of the processes?

  • Monday October 4th; Monday through Friday 12 to 6pm; Saturday 11 to 3pm.
  • CyberStation social distance with three separate computers.
  • Peer and Support groups able to offer hybrid options depending on the comfort level of members and facilitators STARTING on Oct 13th. Option to sign up and come to join the Zoom meeting.
  • Mental Health services are to remain virtual at this time.
  • The Library and Lounge will have social distancing with fewer seats available to accommodate social distancing.
  • New and expanding clothing closet and food pantry for those in need of clothes and food.
  • The Art Gallery is opening up Saturday October 2nd with new artists. Art will be up for the next three months so it can be seen.

 

Now that the Center is reopening again, what kind of opportunities are available for those in the community who would like to get involved?

  • The best way to stay current with the Center’s activities is to subscribe to our newsletter via our website which comes out every week. This includes volunteer opportunities, information about art installation, monthly programs, and all different social media accounts to get news updates.
  • Volunteers wanting to become a support group facilitator are provided with the necessary training.
  • Joining a support group is the best way to stay connected to the Center and others in the community.
  • There is an events volunteer list to help in events like help preparing to open before events.
  • Members of the community can also join a board committee to help and learn how the Center works.

 

What will be the mitigation efforts to reopen the Center back safely?

  • Self-screenings will ask questions with regards to health symptoms.
  • Per DC law all staff are required to be vaccinated. However, proof of vaccinations or recent test are not going to be asked from community members.
  • In the center social distance practices and mask wearing will be mandated.
  • Peer support groups are being offered in hybrid format so those who are not feeling well do not feel obligated to come into the Center.
  • In accordance with CDC guidelines contact-tracing will be implemented so signup sheets will be mandatory for all who visit the center with their name, phone number and email address.
  • 2 portable air filters have been purchased for the DC Center’s meeting space. They are rated to filter down to .01 microns in size.

 

Are masks required at the Center?

Per CDC guidelines all staff/participants (2yrs or older) physically at the building are required to always wear masks to stop the spreading of COVID-19.

 

What will happen if either staff or participants test positive for COVID-19?

  • The Center will be closed until a full deep cleaning is completed.
  • Staff present/exposed will be asked to quarantine and work remotely until such time as they can provide a negative non-rapid COVID test, per CDC guidelines.
  • Participants/guests who visited 3-4 days prior will be notified of the potential exposure and be asked to contact the DC Center if they are showing symptoms.

 

Will social distancing be enforced at the Center?

The maximum number of people in the DC Center at one time has been adjusted to a maximum of 25 to 30 to accommodate enough space for social distancing.

 

What kind of sanitation procedures will be implemented to prevent the spread of the COVID-19?

  • Sneeze Guards will be installed at the Cyber Center and front desk, as well as 6-foot distance floor markers.
  • A sanitation station will be set up outside the Center that includes wipes/sanitizer, gloves, mask and health self-assessment.
  • Using a clean pen and used pen system, all who enter the Center will need to fill out a log for contact tracing purposes with information such as name, phone number and email address.
  • Cleaning and sanitation procedures will be implemented more frequently throughout the day.
  • Air purification system will be provided for various spaces within the Center.

 

If I am unwilling or unable to comply with mask mandates, will I be turned away from the Center?

To enter the DC Center, you will be asked to wear a mask. If someone is unwilling or unable to wear a mask and/or mentions health issues, assistance will be provided to them outside the DC Center in the Atrium to the best of our staff’s ability. We ask that everyone consider that many people come through the DC Center on a regular basis, so it’s important to make sure everyone is protecting the community by doing what we can. 

 

If rates of COVID continue to rise in DC will the Center remain open?

Federal and local guidelines will be closely monitored and adhered to, up to and including closing the Center due to an increase in COVID cases in the DC area to ensure the safety of our employees and constituents.

DC Center reopens to the Public

Relaying information about the DC Center's reopening

The DC Center Reopens to the public Monday, October 4th!

 

The DC Center is excited to announce that we are reopening to the public effective Monday, October 4th. After providing services virtually nonstop since March 2020, we are overjoyed to welcome the community back into our space. We are going to be modifying how we provide services, please check out some of the information below to know how we’re keeping the community safe, as well as how we are asking the community to help protect the staff and others at The DC Center.

 

Hours of Operation

The DC Center will resume our normal office hours of 12 pm – 6 pm Monday through Friday, and Saturdays from 11 am – 3 pm. We are still located at the Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street NW, Suite 105.

Expectations

As grantees of the DC government, The DC Center staff fall under Mayor Bowser’s vaccine mandate, so all staff are required to be vaccinated or undergo weekly COVID testing. While we are not mandating vaccinations from our participants, we are asking people to wear masks that cover mouths and noses securely (disposable masks are available at the entrance to the DC Center), and self-screen for common COVID-19 symptoms (fever/shakes, recent loss of sense of smell, congestion, shortness of breath/difficulty breathing, etc) and ask for assistance outside the DC Center’s offices if they aren’t feeling well.

FAQ

Services available

The DC Center will be making some changes to the way we operate, especially in how we have our peer support groups. Please click here for Hybrid Peer Support Group information. Otherwise services are listed below with a quick summary of changes in how we operate

Cyber Center: Reduced capacity, 3 people at once. If someone is waiting to use the services, we will discuss what makes sense with everyone trying to use the Cyber Center.

Mental Health Services: Mental Health Services will be remote for the time being. If you are interested in receiving services, you can email supportdesk@thedccenter.org to get started.

Lounge: Our lounge has been rearranged to help promote social distancing, as has our Meeting Room Space.

Clothing Closet: Our Clothing Closet has been relocated and better organized to help people more easily access it.

Food Pantry: Our Food Pantry is being restocked, as much of the donated food had expired during the pandemic.

Referrals/Service Linkages: These are happening in person or can be accessed by calling our Main desk at (202) 682-2245, or via email at Supportdesk@thedccenter.org

 

 

Job Opening – Lutheran Church of the Reformation Washington, DC

Job Interview Skills

Open Positions

Lutheran Church of the Reformation

Washington, DC

Applications due: September 15, 2021

Preferred Start Date: Immediate and negotiable

Director of Operations (reposting)

Lutheran Church of the Reformation seeks a creative leader and effective manager to serve as director of operations to help us worship God, serve our neighbors, and care for creation. The director of operations manages the facilities, office, and financial ministries. The director of operations supervises and collaborates with a great variety of people, communicates effectively with compassion, and manages projects with technical savvy.  This is a full-time position (Monday-Friday) performed in the congregation office. The starting salary range is $55,000-60,000. Also included are health benefits, 6% retirement contributions, and three weeks of vacation in addition to a Christmas and New Years holiday week.

Administrative Assistant 

Lutheran Church of the Reformation seeks a part-time administrative assistant to advance God’s mission and ministry. The administrative assistant prepares and publishes the weekly worship booklet, provides front office and clerical support, and assists with the Food Pantry distribution. This position facilitates a healthy, effective flow of information within the congregation and with its partners. This is a 32-hour/week position (Monday-Thursday) performed in the congregation office. The hourly starting wage is $20. Also included are health benefits, 6% retirement contributions, and three weeks of vacation in addition to a Christmas and New Years holiday week.

Visit the website www.ReformationDC.org/apply to learn about the congregation and see complete job descriptions, including compensation and benefits. Generous and competitive compensation package includes health, dental, and retirement benefits. To apply, send a cover letter and resume to the Rev. Michael D. Wilker at apply@ReformationDC.org.

Lutheran Church of the Reformation is a dynamic spiritual community located in Washington, DC’s Capitol Hill neighborhood. Reformation enjoys an active, diverse, and engaged congregation of 170 households. The Holy Spirit inspires and provokes us to keep reforming church and society. Since 1987, Reformation has welcomed and affirmed LGBTQ+ persons and their families. We work for racial equity and economic justice within our community and nation. The congregation has a large facility comprised of the sanctuary building, education building, and three row houses. We maintain several long-term space use agreements with approximately ten equally diverse, independent organizations that serve children and adults, including Hill Havurah, the Jewish community on Capitol Hill. Reformation also hosts many groups for other religious, cultural, and advocacy events.

FREE ENGLISH CLASSES FOR ADULTS WINTER 2020

The Literacy Council of Montgomery County, offers free Adult English classes to anyone that is 18 years or older and lives or works in Maryland. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, they will be offering online classes. Interested clients should click on the link with the most suitable schedule.

 

Morning Classes (9:30 am- 1:30pm)

Daytime Classes (10am-2pm)

Evening Classes (6:30pm-9pm and 6:00pm-9pm)

 

 

We Are Closed In Observance Of Juneteenth

 

The DC Center will be closed on June 19, 2020 in observance of Juneteenth

and

to support the #StrikeForBlackLives. #BlackLivesMatter

If you are facing a life threatening situation or seeking immediate care:

DC Mobile Crisis: 202-673-9300
DC Shelter Hotline: 202.399.7093 or 311
Maryland Mobile Crisis: 240-777-4000
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 800-273-8255
Trans Lifeline: 877-565-8860
LGBTQ under 25: Trevor Lifeline: 866-488-7386
LGBTQ National Help Center (all ages – various lines/hours): 888-843-4564 www.glbthotline.org