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Department of Human Services

The mission of the DC Department of Human Services is to empower every District resident to reach their full potential by providing meaningful connections to work opportunities, economic assistance, and supportive services.

Benefits: 202-725-5355.
Homeless services hotline: 202-399-7093

DC Health Link

The mission of the DC Health Benefit Exchange Authority is to implement a health care exchange program in the District of Columbia in accordance with the Affordable Care Act (ACA), thereby ensuring access to quality and affordable health care to all DC residents.

Department on Disability Services

The Department on Disability Services (DDS) is composed of two Administrations that oversee and coordinate services for residents with disabilities through a network of private and non-profit providers.

Department of Employment Services

The Department of Employment Services (DOES) mission is to connect District residents, job seekers, and employers to opportunities and resources that empower fair, safe, effective working communities.



Department of Human Resources

The DC Department of Human Resources (DCHR) provides human resource management services that strengthen individual and organizational performance and enable the District government to attract, develop and retain a well-qualified, diverse workforce.

Office of Apprenticeship and Training

The District apprenticeship program is a proven training method benefitting both job seekers and businesses. Through mentorship and technical instruction, job seekers receive on-the-job training to learn necessary skills while earning a paycheck.

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University of the District of Columbia Office of Continuing Education

UDC Office of Continuing Education provides accessible, high quality, innovative and career specific education courses for adult learners.

DC Public Library

The District of Columbia Public Library is a vibrant center of activity for residents. The library provides environments that invite reading, learning and community discussion and equips people to learn, to embrace diversity and to build a thriving city.