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Domestic Violence Resources

Metropolitan Police Department

Emergency 911
Non-Emergency 311
Domestic Violence Coordinator at Police Headquarters (202) 727-7137
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National Domestic Violence Resources

National Domestic Violence Hotline
24-hour assistance for shelter, counseling programs, and resources across the country
(800) 799-SAFE

Local Domestic Violence Resources

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)

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

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


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

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

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

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