Founded in 1947, Chimes is a multiservice agency that offers a range of programs, services and support for more than 10,000 people of all ages. It provides educational services, employment assistance and vocational training services. The agency offers medical day habilitation services for people with physical and mental disabilities. It conducts training sessions in the areas of self-care, food preparation and personal hygiene. Chimes also provides substance abuse prevention, residential care and clinical services fro individuals who suffer from mental illnesses and dementia-related disorders. The agency additionally offers educational and respite care services. It maintains a location in Washington, D.C.