• Get Help in the City

  • Services for Teens and Minors

Medical Forensic Exam - Under 12

  • If you are under the age of 12 years old, believe that you have been assaulted, and want to receive a medical forensic exam or speak to an advocate, please call Children's National Medical Center and ask to speak to the on-call clinician.

  • On-Call Clinician


Medical Forensic Exams - 12-17 Years Old

  • Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) / Dating Violence
    IPV exams are conducted 24/7 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Emergency Department. Exams are available to those 12 and older. 

    Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program
    SANE exams are conducted 24/7 at MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Emergency Department. Exams are available to those 13 and older.

    Both exams are provided at no cost. You do not need proof of insurance. You do not need proof of citizenship. If the case does not involve a parent or caregiver, a police report is not required. 

    For free transportation to MedStar Washington Hospital Center, call 1-844-443-5732

Explore Your Options - Under 18

  • Please call the DC Rape Crisis Center Hotline if you are under 18 and want to confidentially explore your options.

    You can also call the Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) office, during regular business hours, to talk through your options with a trained advocate M-F; 9-5.

  • DCRCC 24/7 Hotline




Children’s National Medical Center – Child and Adolescent Protection Center

  • The Freddie Mac Foundation Child and Adolescent Protection Center is the only medical center in the District of Columbia with a team of health professionals dedicated to victims of child abuse and their families. The Center's team of medical professionals provides comprehensive examinations (conducted by pediatricians and nurses who specialize in forensic issues), treatment of sexually transmitted diseases or injuries, and trauma counseling for child victims of all forms of maltreatment (provided by psychologists and clinical social workers who specialize in childhood trauma and abuse).

    The Center's other services include:

    • Advocacy for victims and families
    • Psychological testing
    • Juvenile offender counseling services
    • Educational, psychological, developmental, and parent-child relationship assessments
    • Individual and family therapy for victimized children (age 4-22 years for non-offending mental health services)
    • Parenting education/therapy classes
    • Case management
    • Referral services for victims and their families

  • Main Line


  • Evening & Weekends


  • Address

    Children’s National, 111 Michigan Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20010

  • Website


Safe Shores

  • Safe Shores—The DC Children’s Advocacy Center is a direct service nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and working directly with child victims of sexual and physical abuse in the District of Columbia. Safe Shores provides intervention (programs include forensic services, clinical services, case management and family advocacy), hope and healing for children and families affected by abuse, trauma and violence in the District of Columbia, and prevents child abuse through education and training. 

  • Main Line


  • Address

    429 O Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

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  • The REALTalkDC team links young people ages 13 to 24 years old to sexual health information, training opportunities, free condoms, HIV/STI/pregnancy testing and a safe space to be themselves.

    Hours are Monday through Friday from 3:30 pm – 7 pm during the school year and 1 pm – 7 pm during the summer. 

  • Address

    651 Pennsylvania Ave, SE Washington, DC 20003

Break the Cycle

  • Break the Cycle provides free legal services to young survivors in the Washington, DC metro area ages 12- 24 seeking help because of dating abuse, domestic violence, stalking, or sexual assault. Translation services available.

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Love Is Respect

  • Loveisrespect is a 24/7 hotline and online chat specifically designed for teens and young adults experiencing dating violence and their friends and family. The services are free and confidential. Loveisrespect is a project of the National Domestic Violence Hotline and Break the Cycle.

    Text LOVEIS to 22522

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