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Domestic Violence and Intimate Partner Violence
Domestic Violence Intake Center (NW): (202) 879-0152
Description: SAFE is DC’s only 24-hour crisis intervention agency for domestic violence victims providing face-to-face support and resources at any hour of the day or night.
My Sisters Place
Description: Hotline that provides safe and confidential emergency shelter and transitional-to-permanent housing to battered women and their children. Also provides supportive programs, counseling, education and advocacy to all survivors of domestic violence.
House of Ruth
Description: Variety of shelter options for women and families. Includes spaces for individuals with mental health issues and provides counseling. House of Ruth accepts single women.
DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)
Description: Survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault can call/email for assistance finding housing.
DC Rape Crisis Center
Description: DCRCC is the designated State Sexual Assault Coalition for the District of Columbia providing survivor centered advocacy through therapeutic services, training and technical assistance, community education, public policy initiatives
DC Forensic Nurse Examiners (DCFNE)
Hotline: 844-443-5732 (contact DC Victim Hotline)
Description: DCSANE provides specially trained nurses and advocates who can help the victim through the hospital exam and initial management, and can be accessed 24/7.
Hotline: 800.656.HOPE (4673)
Description: RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Description: FAIR Girls (formerly FAIR Fund) provides intervention and holistic care to survivors of human trafficking who identify as girls or young women.
Description: Courtney’s House is committed to providing trauma informed services for domestic sex trafficked youth between the ages of 12 and 21.
National Human Trafficking Hotline
Description: The National Human Trafficking Hotline is a national anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States. The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages.
Children, Youth, and Teenagers
Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA)
Hotline: 202- 671- SAFE (7233)
Description: CFSA works to improve the safety, permanence, and well being of abused and neglected children in the District of Columbia and to strengthen their families. CFSA takes reports of child abuse and neglect 24 hours a day, seven days a week at (202) 671-SAFE or (202) 671-7233. This hotline is the gateway to protection and help for child victims and those at risk up to age 18 in the District of Columbia.
Description: Sasha Bruce helps young people find safe homes, achieve and maintain good physical and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, and explore opportunities in education and careers.
Children and Adolescent Protection Center
Description: 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, and one of the few hospitals in the country using a team approach to assessing and treating these victims.
Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
Description: The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is dedicated to the prevention of child abuse. Serving the U.S. and Canada, the hotline is staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with professional crisis counselors who—through interpreters—provide assistance in over 170 languages. The hotline offers crisis intervention, information, and referrals to thousands of emergency, social service, and support resources. All calls are confidential.
Description: Mobile crisis services is available from 9 am to 1 am every day and can provide crisis stabilization including dispensing medication and perform assessment for voluntary and involuntary hospitalizations and linkages to other services, such as crisis beds and substance abuse detoxification and treatment.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Description: The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.
Mental Health and Substance Abuse
Hotline: 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357
Description: This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care. The Access Helpline can activate mobile crisis teams to respond to adults and children who are experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis and are unable or unwilling to travel to receive behavioral health services.
The Wendt Center
Description: With nationally recognized expertise, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing is a premier resource for restoring hope and healthy functioning to adults, teens and children who are coping with grief, loss and trauma in the Greater Washington region.
The Women’s Center
Description: Counseling with professional therapists, who have experience support survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Provides emotional support and counseling, information and referral, victim advocacy, crisis intervention and support groups to women, men, and families.
DC Emergency Shelter Hotline
Description: Department of Human Services maintains a 24-hour shelter hotline to facilitate access to information on available programs and services. The Emergency Shelter program provides beds on a first come, first served basis, to any homeless person.
Description: Friendship Place is the premier housing service provider for people experiencing homelessness in the DC region. Their innovative, customized, person-focused programs empower participants to rebuild their lives, find homes, get jobs and reconnect with friends, family and the community, permanently.
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
Description: The Virginia Williams Family Resource Center (VWFRC) is the central resource center for homeless families with minor and/or dependent children that are experiencing housing instability in the District.
Adult Protective Services
Hotline: (202) 541-3950
Description: APS investigates reports of alleged cases of abuse, neglect, and exploitation by third parties, and self-neglect of vulnerable adults 18 years of age or older. APS provides protective services to reduce or eliminate the risk of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, and exploitation.
Kuehner Place for Abused and Neglected Elderly
Phone: 202.797.8806, ext. 1311
Description: Kuehner Place for the Abused and Neglected Elderly offers a safe haven for senior citizens who have been abused, neglected, financially exploited or displaced.
Description: The first program of its kind in the Washington, DC metropolitan area, to provide safe temporary shelter, to coordinate and provide community referrals and to increase public awareness and education about elder abuse.
All Crime Victim Services
Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)
Description: Network for Victim Recovery of DC aims to change the impact of victimization by providing holistic, comprehensive services to victims of all types of crime in DC. By meeting a victim where they are at, NVRDC staff provides civil and crime victims’ rights legal services, advocacy, and case management.
Crime Victim Compensation
Description: The Crime Victims Compensation Program provides financial assistance and reimbursement to innocent victims of violent crime and their families with crime-related expenses.
MPD Victim Services Branch
Phone: (202) 727-9099
Description: MPD’s Victim Services Branch provides support, information, and referrals to victims and their families.