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DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP)

  • DC Anti-Violence Project (DCAVP) is a program of the DC Center for the LGBT Community. DCAVP works to reduce violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) individuals—and those perceived as LGBT—in the District of Columbia through community outreach, education, and monitoring of cases to ensure the rights and dignity of LGBT victims are respected and protected. DCAVP also seeks to assist victims of anti-LGBT violence by advocating on their behalf, encouraging reporting, and providing a community of support. 

    The DC Center for the LGBT Community is providing mental health support through individual and group services to members of the LGBT community who are survivors of various forms of violence: Intimate Partner Violence (IPV)/Domestic Violence, Sexual assault, Hate crimes, Bullying. 
    Contact the DC Center's staff Social Worker, Sam Shinberg at: samantha@thedccenter.org.

  • Main Line

    202-682-2245

  • Address

    2000 14th Street NW Suite 105 Washington DC 20009

  • Website

    http://www.dcavp.org

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

  • DCCADV’s mission is to build a community where domestic violence is replaced with human dignity, through advocacy, community education, public policy, technical assistance and training, resource sharing and research.

  • Main

    202-299-1181

  • Address

    5 Thomas Circle NW Washington, DC 20005

  • Website

    www.dccadv.org

  • Email

    info@dccadv.org

DC Rape Crisis Center

  • The DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to creating a world free of sexual violence and is the designated rape crisis center for the District of Columbia. DCRCC works for social change through community outreach, education, and legal and public policy initiatives. It helps survivors and their families heal from the aftermath of sexual violence through crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy.

  • Counseling

    202-232-0789

  • Hotline

    202-333-7273

  • Address

    5321 First Place NE Washington, DC 20011

  • Website

    http://dcrcc.org

Defend Yourself

  • Defend Yourself works to empower people — especially women and others targeted for abuse and assault — to end violence and create a world where they can be fully themselves. Students learn skills to prevent and avoid harassment, attack, and abuse; how to stop a threatening situation with words; and physical strikes to use against common attacks. Defend Yourself works with people of all ages, genders, and all walks of life, in schools, faith groups, workplaces, community organizations, and more.

  • Main

    301-608-3708

  • Website

    http://defendyourself.org

District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)

  • DASH can provide emergency and transitional safe housing to women and children in crisis and can provide resources for leaving or changing a dangerous housing situation. These services include resources for changing or ending a lease, resources for dealing with housing discrimination, resources for finding new housing, and help re-establishing financial and housing independence.

  • Main

    202-742-1728

  • Address

    P.O. Box 91730 Washington, DC 20090

  • Website

    http://dashdc.org

  • Email

    info@dashdc.org

HER Resiliency Center (HER)

  • HER Resiliency Center (HER) provides support, resources and guidance to young women, ages 18-25, overcoming various forms of hardship in their lives. We know that access to appropriate resources while transitioning from adolescence to adulthood is vital in shaping the trajectory of a young woman’s life. HER supports young women during this critical time by providing one-on-one assistance navigating life’s challenges; skill-building workshops in the community on topics such as employment, sexual health, and personal empowerment; and matching to mentors with lived experience overcoming adversity. 

  • Main

    202-643-7831

  • Website

    HERdc.org

  • Email

    Info@HerResiliencyCenter.org

HIPS

  • HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.

    HIPS offers a 24/7 hotline to provide emotional support, schedule supplies deliveries, and get connected to health and supportive services.

  • 24/7 Hotline

    ​1-800-676-4477

  • Address

    906 H Street NE Washington D.C. 20002

  • Website

    http://www.hips.org

House of Ruth

The Person Center

  • The Person Center strives to end the cycle of war trauma and domestic violence among African immigrants by providing survivors with relevant tools to rebuild their lives.

  • Main Line

    202-365-8213

  • Website

    http://thepersoncenter.org

  • Email

    Info@thepersoncenter.org

My Sister's Place

  • My Sister's Place is a shelter for victims of domestic violence and/or intimate partner violence. In addition, the free, confidential hotline is accessible 24/7/365. The organization offers a full continuum of care from immediate crisis on the hotline through transitional-to-permanent housing. 

  • Hotline

    202-529-5991

  • Main

    202-529-5261

  • Website

    https://mysistersplacedc.org

  • Email

    info@mysistersplace.org

Network for Victim Recovery (NVRDC)

  • Please note, NVRDC can provide these services to victims of general crime in addition to victims of sexual assault.

    For Therapeutic and Advocacy Services:
    NVRDC provides crisis intervention and will provide an assessment of short-term physical health, mental health, and personal needs and attempt to meet those needs with direct services or targeted network referrals. NVRDC also provides case management services which include, but are not limited to: safety planning; victim notification; Crime Victims Compensation assistance; criminal justice support and court accompaniment; interpretation services; civil legal services; victim’s rights representation; and resource information and referrals.

  • Main

    202-742-1727

  • Address

    6856 Eastern Ave NW, Washington, DC 20012

  • Website

    www.nvrdc.org

Ramona's Way

  • Provides holistic services for women who abuse substances and who are also survivors of emotional, physical, and/or sexual abuse.

  • 24-hour Hotline

    202-257-6790

  • Address

    United Medical Center 1328 Southern Avenue SE, Suite 311 Washington, DC 20032

  • Website

    www.ramonas-way.org

  • Email

    ramonasway@aol.com

The Women's Center

  • The Women's Center is dedicated to addressing the diverse needs of women, men and families through individual & couples counseling as well as career counseling. They also specialize in providing sexual assault & domestic violence services through trained, licensed, and compassionate therapists. There are times when we all need someone to listen; at those times, The Women's Center can help. The Center offers a range of free as well as reduced and sliding scale fees, based on financial need. 

  • Main

    202-293-4580

  • Address

    1025 Vermont Avenue NW #310 Washington, DC 20005

  • Website

    www.thewomenscenter.org

Wendt Center for Loss and Healing

  • The Wendt Center offers professional, experienced counselors who work with children, teens, and adults individually, as families, and in support groups. Services are provided by licensed clinicians, program staff, and carefully trained volunteers with expertise in the areas of traumatic loss, crime victimization, and violence. We provide comfort, information and practical assistance to people of all ages mourning the death of a loved one whose life was taken by homicide or to those who are survivors of domestic violence, child abuse, sexual violence, or other crimes. Their caring and compassionate staff understands the road towards healing and offers expert guidance and support. They offer counseling in their main office in Northwest Washington, DC, or in their satellite offices in SE and NE Washington.

    Southeast Satellite Office: 2041 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave SE, Suite 239
    Washington, DC 20020 

  • Counseling

    202-624-0010

  • Address

    4201 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20008

  • Website

    www.wendtcenter.org