Temporary Emergency Residential Resource Institute for Families in Crisis
Regional Senior Services
DC Ward 1, 2, and 4
As the parent organization, TERRIFIC, Inc. operates several diverse housing, residential care and human service programs. Notably, TERRIFIC, Inc. is the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL) Regional Senior Service Agency (RSSA) for Wards One, Two and Four residents who are 60 years old and older. The complex and ever-changing needs of more than 30,000 District seniors in Wards One, Two, and Four are met through a full range of services that include socialization, 19 community dining sites, caregiver-respite care, social, recreational and cultural activities and through the Oasis Center for Homeless Seniors and the Asian Pacific Islander Community Center (API). Monday through Friday, participants enjoy culturally-sensitive hot meals in an inviting community dining setting with their peers. The nutritious lunches meet one-third of the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) requirements for healthy people.
TERRIFIC, Inc. also provides an annual city-wide Caregivers Conference, health fairs, seniors LGBTQI Pride Has No Age celebration, Seniors Got Talent, annual Older Americans Month Health Fair, Taste of TERRIFIC city-wide cooking club and show and many other exciting events, programs and services. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s senior services programs are available virtually and in person and funded by the Department of Aging and Community Living (DACL). TERRIFIC, Inc.’s goal is for seniors to age in place while living vibrant and active lives.