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Domestic Violence Resources

Metropolitan Police Department

Important Information Contact Numbers
Emergency 911
Non-Emergency 311
Domestic Violence Coordinator at Police Headquarters (202) 727-7137
Contact your Police District

National Domestic Violence Resources

Local Domestic Violence Resources

Organization Contact Information
Break the Cycle
Provides preventive education in schools and youth groups on teen dating violence, peer leadership opportunities, and free legal services to young people in the District, ages 12 to 22, who are in an abusive relationship.
(800) 258-8840
(202) 654-4039
House of Ruth
24-hour hotline, shelter, and counseling for battered women and their children
(202) 667-7001
My Sister’s Place
24-hour hotline, shelter, and counseling for battered women and their children
(202) 529-5991

Emergency Shelters (no specific focus on domestic violence)

Organization Contact Information
Calvary Women’s Shelter
Shelter for homeless women
DC Shelter Hotline
Information about available shelter space in the District of Columbia
(800) 535-7252
Sasha Bruce
Shelter, counseling, and support groups for youth
(202) 547-7777

Emergency Financial Assistance

Program Contact Information
Crime Victims Compensation Program (202) 879-4216
(202) 561-3000
Crime Victims Assistance Partnership (Chinatown Service Center)
Assistance to victims and their families with the financial burden of violent crime
(202) 898-0061


Hotline Contact Information
Crisis Helpline (202) 561-7000
DC Citywide Sexual Assault Hotline (202) 333-RAPE
House of Ruth Domestic Violence Hotline (202) 667-7001
Maryland Domestic Violence Hotline/Resources (800) MD-HELPS
My Sister’s Place Domestic Violence Hotline (202) 529-5991
Virginia Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Hotline (800) 838-4753
Mental Health Crisis Hotline (888) 793-4357

General Support and Counseling Centers

Organization Contact Information
La Clinica del Pueblo
Counseling and support for battered immigrant and Hispanic women
(202) 462-4788
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Information, resources, and referrals
(202) 299-1181
The Family Place
Day center for pregnant/parenting women and their children; offers support groups
(202) 265-0149
Whitman Walker Clinic
Health and mental health services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people
(202) 797-3500
The Women's Center
Nonprofit counseling and psychological center for women, men, and families in the Metropolitan Washington area.
(202) 293-4580
Center for Child Protection and Family Support
A non-profit social service agency that provides services and programs directly to children and families and also provides professional training on various child welfare issues.
Second Chance Employment Services
Second Chance Employment Services is a non-profit organization of human resource (HR) professionals that seeks to advance economic independence for at-risk women and their dependants through thorough employment placement services in both public and private sectors. They assist domestic violence victims between 18 and 65 years of age. 818 18th St. NW #420 Washington, DC 20006
Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE)
Advocacy group that is part of the collaboration in the DVIC. SAFE also runs the On-Call Advocacy Program (OCAP) after court hours.
(202) 879-7851

Legal Services

Organization Contact Information
Ayuda Clinica Legal Latina
Legal and support services for Latina battered and immigrant women
(202) 387-4848
Legal Aid Society of the District of Columbia
DC's oldest and largest civil legal services organization. The domestic violence/family law attorneys represent clients in a wde range of intrafamily matters in the DC Superior Court.
(202) 628-1161
US Attorney’s Office (202) 514-0496
Victim Witness Program, USAO
Office at Domestic Violence Intake Center
(202) 514 7130

Court Services

Center Contact Information
DC Superior Court Clerk's Office (202) 879-0157
Domestic Violence Intake Center at the DC Superior Court (DVIC- NW) (202) 879-0152
Domestic Violence Intake Center at United Medical Center (DVIC- SE)
Court-based support center providing legal assistance (CPO’s), advocacy, and referrals
(202) 561-3000


Please Note: If you share a computer with your abuser, be sure that he or she cannot check to see what websites you have visited. 

For additional domestic violence information:

Domestic Violence Unit Police Headquarters
300 Indiana Avenue, NW, Room 3156
Washington, DC Phone: (202) 727-7137
Fax: (202) 727-6491