TERRIFIC, Inc.’s Grandma’s House® was the “first-in-the-nation,” international residential prototype for abused, neglected children, and families living with HIV/AIDS. Grandma’s House, founded in 1987, initially provided comprehensive, nurturing residential care homes for infants through thirteen year old children who are abandoned, abused, neglected, living with HIV/AIDS, prenatal drug-exposure or experiencing other bio-psycho-social problems. Since 2004 Grandma’s House® provided for youths 13-18 with same/similar problems as the initial program. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s initial involvement in serving people living with HIV/AIDS was through Grandma’s House, the-first-in-the-nation nurturing,residential program for infants and older children living with HIV/AIDS.
Through a rural retreat center, TERRIFIC, Inc. provides retreats and training to clients, chronically ill persons and service providers. TERRIFIC, Inc. has received national/international recognition and media coverage for quality services and unique program prototypes. Our programs have been visited and supported by dignitaries including the Late Princess Diana, First lady Barbara Bush, Madam Museveni of Uganda, and others and by celebrities Patty LaBelle, Sugar Ray Leonard, Daryl Green and many others.
TERRIFIC, Inc.’s HIV Medical Case Management Services are provided to a caseload of 45 clients. To decrease the alarming rate of HIV infection among older District adults TERRIFIC, Inc.’s Older Adults and HIV Prevention Program addresses HIV prevention/education to older District residents and to adult service providers.
TERRIFIC, Inc. is the District of Columbia’s Ward One and Four Lead Agency for Senior Services. As a DC Office on Aging Lead Agency for Senior Service, TERRIFIC, Inc. plans and delivers direct services impacting more than 24,000 seniors aged 60 and older and caregivers. It operates 13 Community-Nutrition Meal Sites that annually serve 120,000 meals, a homebound meal-distribution program annually delivering 3,000 meals to fragile seniors, 1,300 senior medical transports annually, and case management assessments, referrals, health promotions, and nutrition/social/recreational assessments and activities to 24,000 + seniors annually.
TERRIFIC, Inc. operates 2 apartment (TERRIFIC In I and II) buildings (12-unit, 14-unit), two large family-homes and several health and social service programs. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s subsidized-housing program participants include senior citizens, HIV infected persons and needy families.