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
The TERRIFIC Inc I, located two blocks from the U Street corridor, offers subsidized independent living for seniors 55 years and older and the TERRIFIC Inn II, in close proximity to Kennedy Street, N.W., offers spacious, subsidized and moderately priced housing for special needs populations. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s subsidized-housing program participants include senior citizens, low income individuals and needy families.
With DCOA funding, TERRIFIC, Inc.’s Ward One, Two and Four ADRC’s plan and deliver direct services (meals; nutrition education, health promotions and counseling; comprehensive assessments and case management; recreation and socialization services; caregiver respite and other services) to older adults and their families. TERRIFIC, Inc.’s goal is for seniors to age in place while living vibrant and active lives.
Our DCOA funded Congregate Meals Programs (Meals with Friends) are served in group settings five days weekly and Saturdays at Wellness Centers.
These meals comply with Dietary Guidelines for Americans, published by the Secretaries of the Department of Health and Human Services and the United States Department of Agriculture. Our Homebound Meal Program delivers hot meals to elderly and disabled individuals who are unable to shop for and/or prepare food themselves, or travel to a site where a meal is being served. This service is also available on weekends. All meals contain one-third the recommended daily allowance of nutrients.