Center Aging

Center Aging Center Aging is a program of the DC Center. Center Aging is a program of the DC Center made up of a broad spectrum of volunteers. For more information call the center or e-mail [email protected].

Seniors living in ward 8 , that would like to be transported to the polls on election day free of cost, please reach out...
10/21/2020

Seniors living in ward 8 , that would like to be transported to the polls on election day free of cost, please reach out to us via email, indicate if you will be needing a van with a wheel chair lift. Send emails before Oct 27th. Masks and other precautions will be taken.
Email: [email protected]

September 30 is the last day to take the US Census.WAYS TO PARTICIPATEThe Census can be taken online or over the phone i...
09/22/2020

September 30 is the last day to take the US Census.
WAYS TO PARTICIPATE
The Census can be taken online or over the phone in 13 languages, including English, Arabic, French and Spanish.
Online: To take the Census online visit https://my2020census.gov
Phone: To take the Census over the phone, residents should call the appropriate number here: https://2020census.gov/en/contact-us.html

Lets all come together and slow the spread of the virus by practicing how to safely use masks.
07/14/2020

Lets all come together and slow the spread of the virus by practicing how to safely use masks.

Intrigued by how and why gender expression is changing? What does that have to do with power? Encore Expert Learning exp...
06/25/2020
Encore Learning Presents: Gender, Language and Power in 2020 and Beyond

Intrigued by how and why gender expression is changing? What does that have to do with power? Encore Expert Learning expert panel will lead a thought-provoking discussion around issues related to gender, language, and power in 2020 and beyond.

Date: Monday, July 13, 2020
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: *Online
Categories:Lecture
Admission: Free

Connect to the presentation online for video and audio via Zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84268052749

Or connect by phone for audio only: 301-715-8592

Meeting ID: 842 6805 2749

Is there a gender spectrum? What does it look like?

How do language and gender intersect positively and negatively?

How will we see gender and language playing out practically and politically?

Intrigued by how and why gender expression is changing? What does that have to do with power? Our expert panel will lead a thought-provoking discussion around issues related to gender, language, and power in 20...

Show the world a healthy face!https://thedccenter.org/product/protective-face-mask/With every purchase of a face mask yo...
06/08/2020

Show the world a healthy face!

https://thedccenter.org/product/protective-face-mask/

With every purchase of a face mask you will receive a complementary hand sanitizer. Your generosity and kindness will help us supply a face mask to a community member in need.

The CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. They now know from ...
06/01/2020

The CDC continues to study the spread and effects of the novel coronavirus across the United States. They now know from recent studies that a significant portion of individuals with coronavirus lack symptoms (“asymptomatic”) and that even those who eventually develop symptoms (“pre-symptomatic”) can transmit the virus to others before showing symptoms. This means that the virus can spread between people interacting in close proximity—for example, speaking, coughing, or sneezing—even if those people are not exhibiting symptoms. In light of this new evidence, CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

Visit our website and check out our protective masks :
https://thedccenter.org/product/protective-face-mask/

With every purchase of a face mask you will receive a complementary hand sanitizer (ships separately around June 3rd). Your generosity and kindness will help us supply a face mask to a community member in need

Join our friends over at Inova as they partner with Life with Cancer, for their new monthly cancer support group, the gr...
05/29/2020

Join our friends over at Inova as they partner with Life with Cancer, for their new monthly cancer support group, the group is open to all patients and survivors who are members of the community, regardless of where they receive their cancer care. This group will be mainly participant led and open-forum discussion and community building and is an open group, where people can join as they are able; it will also be facilitated by a member of the community (Kaitlyn O’Donnell) for inclusivity and safety purposes. It will be held virtually, via Zoom, for the foreseeable future and then possibly transition to in-person down the line, depending on the preferences of the regular members. Registration is on their website ( https://www.inova.org/our-services/inova-well/medical-wellness/support-groups ) and will be open up through 24-hours before each group.

During this challenging time we want you to protect yourselfand those around you. We introduce The DC Center Face MaskWi...
05/19/2020

During this challenging time we want you to protect yourself
and those around you.
We introduce The DC Center Face Mask
With every purchase of a face mask you will receive a complementary hand sanitizer (ships separately around June 3rd). Your generosity and kindness will help us supply a face mask to a community member in need. Visit https://thedccenter.org/product/protective-face-mask/

04/14/2020
The DC Center

Our awesome Board Chair, Rehana Mohammed has a quick message for all of you as we #StayAtHome!

Board Chair, Rehana Mohammed shares about our shift to virtual services and how we are supporting the community during the COVID-19 pandemic.

She also wants to check in with all of you. How are you coping? What do you need from us? Share in the comments.

03/16/2020

DC Center – closed effective 3/16/20

Taking guidance and recommendations about social distancing from the DC government and the CDC, effective Monday, March 16th, The DC Center for the LGBT Community’s office will be closed. Staff are still working remotely, and will be checking emails and voicemails multiple times each day. Please reach out to [email protected] to connect with the DC Center, as we are still able to provide services and support.

If you are interested in attending support groups remotely, please reach out to your facilitator or [email protected] and we can provide options for remote meetings using conference lines.

The situation is changing rapidly, please refer to the CDC’s website and coronavirus.dc.gov for up-to-date information on what you can do to help prevent and slow the spread of the coronavirus.

The DC Center team will be meeting regularly to assess the situation and rest assured that we will open as soon as it is safe to do so, as we know that many of our clients and participants are vulnerable and will need support. If you are able, please consider donating and supporting organizations that provide food, medicine, and other support to marginalized populations.



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

Message to our Community Regarding COVID-19/CoronavirusAll of us here at The DC Center for the LGBT Community understand...
03/12/2020

Message to our Community Regarding COVID-19/Coronavirus

All of us here at The DC Center for the LGBT Community understand the fear that many of us are feeling regarding the changing landscape surrounding COVID-19/Coronavirus and we want to make sure all community members know that your health and safety is our top priority.

At this time all programs, support groups and events are scheduled to proceed as planned.

We are closely monitoring updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and DC Department of Health regarding the COVID-19 virus. As the situation has developed, we have implemented additional cleaning and disinfection protocols at the center. Hand sanitizer/wipes are available in all of our meeting spaces and in our welcome area. We have posted signage from the DC Department of Health to encourage staff and community members to practice personal protection, including reporting any symptoms, regular and frequent hand washing and to avoid coming to the building if they exhibit symptoms of illness.

Please note that we are continuously evaluating these decisions and they could change at any time as we receive updates and recommendations on preventing COVID-19. Should the CDC, the DC Department of Health or DC Government recommend social distancing or closure of public spaces, we will provide an update on the effects the recommendations have on Center events, operations, programs and services immediately. The Center currently has planning measures in place that would allow staff who are able to work remotely to do so and to provide remote services to those who attend our peer and support groups or otherwise use our meeting spaces when possible. For questions about external groups and events scheduled at The Center please email our front desk at [email protected].

The Center will continue tracking the situation, and any decisions made in response to real-time developments will be made with one priority in mind: the safety of our staff and community. Please continue to visit The Center’s website and social media channels for updates as they are available.

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

What to do if you are experiencing cold-like symptoms?

When in doubt, STAY HOME. All community members and staff who feel or exhibit any respiratory symptoms should not come to The DC Center to prevent the spread of virus.

Stay at home if you begin to feel unwell. Wait out even mild symptoms such as a slight headache or runny nose in your own home.

If you have a fever, cough and/or difficult breathing, seek medical care early.

The DC Center is putting in place practices that ensure the health & safety of all individuals who access our organization. Due to the rapid spread of the highly contagious respiratory coronavirus now known as COVID-19 The DC Center’s staff are putting the following procedures into place immediately:

Deep cleaning all areas of use daily.

Keep physical contact minimal in all of our interactions with each other and our community members.

Encourage everyone to follow healthy procedures

How will I know if The DC Center closes? Typically, The DC Center follows the Federal Government's Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, so if OPM declares the Federal Government closed, The DC Center will also close. The Center’s leadership may deem it necessary to close before any declaration by OPM (United States Office of Personnel Management), in which case we will send out more information through newsletters, our website, FB pages, etc. Please check The DC Center’s website regularly before attending any event or peer/social support group.

Call 202-682-2245 during hours of operation which are Monday Through Friday 12-6pm and Saturday 11am-3pm. Please leave an email address at which you can be reached.

If you are unsure if we have your contact information, sign up for our weekly e-newsletter. It’s a way to stay informed about everything going on at The DC Center.

What can you do?

Here are the easiest and most basic ways to help prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Avoid close contact with individuals exhibiting any kind of symptoms.

Don’t touch your eyes, nose or mouth with your hands.

Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap is not available use alcohol-based hand sanitizer

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in your workplace

TONIGHT! Have you bought your tickets to see An Almost Ordinary Summer? Break yourself out of the winter blues to enjoy ...
01/30/2020

TONIGHT! Have you bought your tickets to see An Almost Ordinary Summer? Break yourself out of the winter blues to enjoy this funny yet emotional film set in sunny Italy.
Showing tonight at 7pm! Get your tickets NOW at thedccenter.org/events/AAOS/
Watch the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRp0hqM_n6k
“Two very different families spend their holidays in the same house by the seaside: the aristocratic Castelvecchios are open-minded and eccentric, whereas the working-class Petagnas are tight-knit southerners united around their firm family values. Only the two middle-aged heads of the families know what has brought such distant worlds together on this summer holiday. When an unexpected engagement is announced, the lives of all are turned upside down. With the wedding already set for three weeks, chaos and catastrophe reign on this seemingly ordinary summer.”

TOMORROW! Set in sunny Italy, An Almost Ordinary Summer is the story of two very different families wrestling with the n...
01/29/2020

TOMORROW! Set in sunny Italy, An Almost Ordinary Summer is the story of two very different families wrestling with the news of their two patriarchs marrying each other -- when they hadn’t known they were gay. As two conspire to wreck the wedding, it leaves you to wonder: Will the wedding stay on? Can the families ever accept their dad’s gay partnership -- or each other?
Find out at our showing tomorrow, 1/30 at 7pm!
Get your tickets NOW at thedccenter.org/events/AAOS/

Job Opening at the DC Center: Program Assistant for Center AgingThe DC Center for the LGBT Community has a mission of ed...
01/27/2020
Careers at The DC Center: The Community Center for The LGBTQ Community

Job Opening at the DC Center:

Program Assistant for Center Aging

The DC Center for the LGBT Community has a mission of educating, empowering, celebrating, and connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Washington, DC. The Program Assistant for Center Aging helps to achieve this mission by providing support services to the older adult community members. These services are available free-of-charge to our community members due to grant funding from the DC Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL). The program assistant will report to the Executive Director.

This is a part-time, staff position that will require approximately 20 hours of work per week on the Center Aging LGBTQ Older Adult program.

The Program Assistant will be in charge of:

Managing the Center Aging program, including all of its events, community partner relationships, social media pages, bilingual monthly newsletters, blogs, and more

Administering the DACL Center Aging Grant, including drafting all quarterly and final reports, and tracking the budget and workplan,

Participating in Center Aging Monthly Advocacy Meetings and other events in the community regarding LGBTQ Older Adults

Coordinating Center Aging Volunteers

Collecting and storing intake forms of Center Aging participants and providing follow up, assistance, and referrals to participants with specific need.

Connect Center Aging participants with other DC Center programs as connections arise.

The ideal candidate will:

Have a personal and deep understanding of issues that impact LGBTQIA Older Adults communities in DC and beyond,

Have a personal and deep understanding of issues that impact Older Adults living with HIV/AIDS

Have experience with event organizing and planning,

Know how to use grassroots organizing methods and social media to reach community members,

Be highly self-motivated and able to work flexible hours, including some nights and weekends.

Please click the link below to apply

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Job Opening at the DC Center:

Social Worker/Therapist



The DC Center for the LGBT Community is hiring! We are looking for a full-time social worker/therapist. Bilingual in Spanish, a plus. See below for details.



Social Worker/Therapist Position:

The DC Center for the LGBT Community has a mission of educating, empowering, celebrating, and connecting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community of Washington, DC. The Social Worker/Therapist helps to achieve this mission by providing mental health support services to 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 Social Worker/Therapist will see clients individually and in group settings, as well as in a couples/collateral therapy capacity, if requested. The person who fills this position is also responsible for assisting on other related projects, such as quarterly 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 (DC AVP). The Social Worker/Therapist will report to the Executive Director.



Special Skills:

The Social Worker/Therapist must have the appropriate licensure to practice in DC (LGSW or LICSW) and have at least 2 years’ experience working as a clinician with a diverse client population. They must also have a demonstrated ability to work with LGBTQ+ adults, to work well in a team, to problem solve and communicate at all levels verbally as well as in writing. Must be self-motivated and be able to build and maintain relationships, both with colleagues and with key stakeholders in the larger victim-serving network of Washington, DC. The ideal candidate will have prior nonprofit/grant management experience and is well adept at multitasking in a fast-paced environment. Bilingual capabilities are not required but strongly preferred.



Functions and Duties

Social Worker/Therapist: Responsibilities:

Provide individual, couples, and group mental health support services to a caseload of 25-35 unique clients

Conduct intake assessments with all new potential clients to assess safety, job status, financial resources, living arrangements, current support system, type and history of victimization, legal issues, related medical history, and clinical symptomatology for the past 30 days

Provide clients with LGBTQ-friendly and affirming referrals to community-based services, aimed at assisting individuals affected by crime, violence and trauma

Assess clients and provide necessary intervention in crisis situations (safety plans, hospitalization, referrals, etc.)

Keep current and accurate records of all clinical interactions in our clinical database system

Collaborate with DC Center staff to provide community-based education and outreach opportunities in line with OVSJG grant requirements

Provide data for quarterly reports and help manage grant deliverables for the OVSJG grant throughout the fiscal year

Deliver trauma-informed, culturally competent assessment and treatment techniques to all survivors seeking support services, and serve as a resource for all individuals seeking support through The DC Center

Work in partnership with The DC Anti-Violence Project members to further the mission, vision, and values of DC AVP

Work well with a diverse staff to facilitate an open, supportive and warm environment for all individuals who visit The DC Center



Please click below to apply
https://www.indeedjobs.com/the-dc-center-the-community-center-for-the-lgbtq-community/_hl/en?cpref=JXWAtnzf3XWjLOi4YeVNLikN87qYWwuQSundqlXUHCs

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Is there any social gathering for older lesbians in the DC area. Noticed the coffee club at the DC Center, but it appears to be predominated by men. I'm in my early 70s , retired and would love to get together with other women in my age group for coffee or lunch or discussion now and then. Any suggestions> [email protected]