• Get Help in the City

  • Multilingual Assistance

Asian/Pacific-Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project

  • Provides victim services in 26 different Asian languages.

    DVRP provides free and confidential services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in over 20 Asian/Pacific Islander languages. They aim to improve the safety of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, regardless of income level, immigration status or English fluency.

  • Main

    202-464-4477

  • Confidential Helpline

    202-464-4477

  • Website

    http://dvrp.org

Ayuda

  • Provides these services to immigrant victims of sexual assault:

    Legal Services: Ayuda staff offer immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault a full range of legal services including assistance in both family law and immigration matters. Ayuda attorneys assist clients with a wide variety of immigration issues as well as with Temporary and Civil Protection Orders, legal separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, and child support.

    Additionally, Ayuda handles the modification, extension, and enforcement of all of the above orders and civil contempt for the violation of the above orders. Ayuda also handles criminal contempt for the criminal violation of Civil Protection Orders.

    Social Services: Ayuda provides crisis intervention and comprehensive case management services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Ayuda social workers assist clients in securing emergency and transitional shelter, food, clothing, medical, and mental health care for themselves and their children by accessing the appropriate community resources.

    While many of Ayuda’s domestic violence and sexual assault clients also receive legal assistance from Ayuda, you are not required to do so in order to receive social services.

  • Main

    202-387-4848

  • Address

    6925 B Willow Street NW Washington, DC 20012

  • Website

    http://ayuda.com

Central American Resource Center (CARECEN)

  • CARECEN provides bilingual (English/Spanish) assistance for victims of crimes that occurred in DC. CARECEN provide screening for U visa eligibility to immigrant victims, assistance with applying for Crime Victims Compensation, and as well as resources to obtain counseling and/or medical assistance if necessary.

    CARECEN hold walk-in hours every Thursday afternoon 2-4:30pm and also have other appointments available by calling ahead.

  • Main

    202-328-9799

  • Address

    1460 Columbia Road, NW Suite C-1 Washington, DC 20009

  • Website

    www.carecendc.org

Latin American Youth Center

  • Healthy Relationships Program Coordinator Office: 202-319-2258
    Program Coordinator Mobile: 202-810-5906

    The Latin American Youth Center’s (LAYC) Healthy Relationships Program provides an array of culturally and linguistically relevant (English – Spanish) survivor advocacy services, specifically targeting young Latinas. Advocates offer crisis intervention and safety planning, advocacy, individual counseling, access to educational or support groups, and supported referrals to local service providers as well as the other programming at LAYC. Support services are available to all youth survivors of sexual violence, dating/domestic violence, or unhealthy relationships ages 13-24.

    The LAYC is a multi-service youth organization whose mission is to empower a diverse population of youth to achieve a successful transition to adulthood through multi-cultural, comprehensive, and innovative programs that address youths’ social, academic, and career needs.

  • Main

    202-319-2225

  • Address

    1419 Columbia Road NW Washington, DC 20009

  • Website

    www.layc-dc.org

Mary's Center

  • Offers support and case management to survivors of domestic violence; staff speak 30 languages.

  • Main

    202-420-7082

  • Domestic Violence Contact: Juana Marquez

    202-420-7196

  • Address

    2333 Ontario Road NW Washington, DC 20009

  • Website

    www.maryscenter.org

Mil Mujeres

  • Mil Mujeres provides direct legal services in the area of immigration law to low-income Spanish-speaking survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Main

    202-560-5237

  • Address

    1419 V Street NW, Suite 301 Washington, DC 20009

  • Website

    www.milmujeres.org

  • Email

    washingtondc@milmujeres.org

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

Metropolitan Police Department Asian Liaison Unit

Metropolitan Police Department Latino Liaison Unit

Metropolitan Police Department - Multilingual Assistance

  • Provides multilingual services in over 150 languages.

  • Main

    202-727-9099

Immigrant Legal Resource Center

  • All people in the United States, regardless of immigration status, have certain rights and protections under the U.S. Constitution. The Red Cards were created to help people assert their rights and defend themselves against constitutional violations. Knowing and asserting rights can make a huge difference in many situations, such as when ICE agents go to a home. Red cards provide critical information on how to assert these rights, along with an explanation to ICE agents that the individual is indeed asserting their rights.

    To order your free red cards, please send your request to the following email. Include your name, organization, address, and the amount of cards you would like: redcards@ilrc.org

    How to Use Red Cards Illustrations

    Family Preparedness Plan

    Community Resources

  • Website

    https://www.ilrc.org/red-cards

A Guide to Your Rights When Interacting with Law Enforcement

  • A guide to your rights when interacting with law enforcement. This guide contains:

    • What you need to know and what to do when encountering immigration agents, the police or FBI in different places
    • Information about how to read a warrant
    • Twelve things for you and your family to remember in ANY situation
    • Your Emergency Planning Checklist
    • Your Emergency Contact Information Sheet
    • Your plan for what to do if a loved one calls you from an immigration detention center or police station
    • Your Workplace Planning Checklist

    Guide - Spanish 

    Guide - Chinese

    Guide - Amharic 

    Guide - English 

How to Protect Your Rights

Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

  • Northwest Immigrant Rights Project advisory document for non-profit organizations and social service providers regarding immigration enforcement. 

Visiting the US

  • Contact your country’s embassy or consulate for additional assistance. You can find the website of your country’s embassies or consulates in the United States here.

Visiting Abroad

  • Visit travel.state.gov to find US Embassy and Consulate information for the country in which you are visiting.