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Domestic Violence Resources

Metropolitan Police Department

Important Information Contact Numbers
Emergency 911
Non-Emergency 311
Domestic Violence Unit at  441 4th Street, NW (202) 727-7137
Contact your Police District

Local Domestic Violence Resources

Organization Contact Information
House of Ruth
shelter, counseling, and childcare for battered women and their children
(202) 667-7001
My Sister’s Place
emergency shelter through transitional permenant housing, counseling, and comprehensive services for battered women and their children
(202) 540-1064
DC SAFE operates a 24/7 bilingual crisis response line for MPD officers and other first responders, which provides tangible assistance immediately following domestic violence incidents.
(202) 506-2901 [email protected]
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Information, resources, and referrals
(202) 299-1181
OVSJG Address Confidentiality Program
Fliers available in English and Spanish

Emergency Shelters (no specific focus on domestic violence)

Organization Contact Information
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (Family Central Intake) (202) 526-0017
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
DC Safe 24/7 crisis intervention for domestic violence (202) 506-2901

Emergency Financial Assistance

Program Contact Information
Crime Victims Compensation Program - online application proces information (202) 879-4216
District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)

(202) 462-3274

(202) 462-3274 Survivor Resilience Fund


Hotline Contact Information
DC Victim Service Hotline 1-844-443-5732
DC Citywide Sexual Assault Hotline (202) 333-RAPE
Maryland Domestic Violence Hotline/Resources (800) MD-HELPS
Virginia Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault Alliance Hotline (800) 838-8238
Mental & Behavioral Health Crisis Hotline (888) 793-4357
National Domestic Violence Hotline 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or text START to 88-788

General Support and Counseling Centers

Organization Contact Information
La Clinica del Pueblo
Counseling and support for battered immigrant and Hispanic women
(202) 462-4788
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
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
(202) 331-7451
DC SAFE operates a 24/7 bilingual crisis response line for MPD officers and other first responders, which provides tangible assistance immediately following domestic violence incidents.
[email protected]

Legal Services

Organization Contact Information
Ayuda DC - provides free family-law, protection order, and crime victims' rights legal services to low-income immigrant survivors of domestic voiolence, sexual assault, and stalking in MD and DC. (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 - Sex Offense and Domestic Violence Section (202) 252-7566
DC Office of Attorney General - Domestic Violence & Special Victims Section - represents survivors of intimate partner violence, family violence, sexual assault and stalking in obtaining Civil Protection Orders. Staffs the Domestic Violence Intake Center at D.C. Superior Court. (202) 727-3400
US Attorney's Office Victim Witness Assistance Unit (202) 514-7130
DC Volunteer Lawyers Project - operates free legal services clinics throught the District. (202) 425-7573 Intake Line
Network for Victim Recovery DC - provides free, holistic, and comprehensive advocacy, case management and legal services to victims of all types of crime regardless of income. (202) 742-1727

Court Services

Center Contact Information
DC Superior Court Clerk's Office - Domestic Violence Division court filing resources and forms (202) 879-0157
Family Court Self-Help Center (located at DC Superior Court Room JM-570) - free walk-in and call-in service that provides unrepresented people with general legal information in a variety of family law matters (divorce, custody, visitation, child support) (202) 879-0096
Domestic Violence Intake Center at the DC Superior Court (DVIC- NW)  (202) 879-0152
Domestic Violence Intake Center (satelite office) (DVIC- SE) - 2401 Martin Luther King, Jr. Avenue, SE, Room 400
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:

441 4th Street, NW
5ht Floor
Washington, DC Phone: (202) 727-7137
Fax: (202) 727-6491