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Where to Find Help

UPDATED May 13, 2009

DC Local Programs

District of Columbia

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Advocates at the organizations below can support you and help you find ways to stay safe.  If you have any problems contacting them please let us know so that we can update our information: write to our Email Hotline.

Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
P.O. Box 14268
Washington, DC 20044
Phone: (202) 464-4477 (M-F, 10am - 6pm) Office
Web: http://www.dvrp.org
Email: info@dvrp.org
Provides services to survivors of domestic violence in Washington DC, Maryland and Virginia. Their mission is to address, prevent and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuse. Advocates speak Cantonese, Farsi, Hindi, Hmong, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Punjabi, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.

Asian Women's Self-Help Association (ASHA)
P.O. Box 2084
Rockville, MD 20847
Hotline: 888-417-2742 (toll-free)
Phone: (202) 203-8152
Web: http://www.ashaforwomen.org
Email: coordinator@ashaforwomen.org
Provides community based support to South Asian women living in abusive marriages and homes.

6925B Willow Street NW
Washington, DC 20012
Hotline: (800)-838-8238
Phone: (202) 387-4848
Web: http://www.ayuda.com
Offers holistic legal and social services in a culturally sensitive environment to low-income immigrant victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. Ayuda’s Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Program serves both women and men from all over the world.

County of Calvert Health Department Abuse Intervention Programs
975 Solomons Island Road North
PO Box 980
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Hotline: (410) 535-1121 • (301) 855-1075
Phone: (410) 535-5400 (office)
Phone: (301) 855-1353 (DC Metro)
Web: http://www.calverthealth.org/personalhealth/crisisintervention/intervention.htm

D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
5 Thomas Circle NW
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 299-1181
Web: http://www.dccadv.org
Email: info@dccadv.org
Provides support services as well as education, advocacy and leadership for domestic violence.

DAWN - Deaf Abused Women's Network
5321 First Place NE
Washington, DC 20011
Phone: (202) 861-0258 Office
Phone: (202) 559-5366 Video Phone/Hotline
Web: http://www.deafdawn.org
Email: hotline@deafdawn.org
Provides advocacy, support, and referrals to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in the deaf community, hard of hearing, and deaf-blind communities.

DC Rape Crisis Center
PO Box 34125
Washington, DC 20043
Hotline: 202-333-7273
Phone: 202-232-0789 Office
Phone: 202-328-1371 TTY
Fax: 202-387-3812
Web: http://dcrapecrisiscenter.org/
Email: dcrcc@dcrcc.org
Provides support for survivors and their families to help them heal from the aftermath of sexual violence through crisis intervention, counseling, and advocacy.

Domestic Violence Intake Center
Main Office, D.C. Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 4550
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 879-0720
Web: http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/public/aud_dvu/intake.jsf
DVIC provides coordinated services to domestic violence survivors in the District of Columbia and partners with the other agencies to offer help.

Domestic Violence Intake Center, S.E.
United Medical Center
1328 Southern Avenue, S.E. Room 311
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 561-3000 Office
Web: http://www.dccourts.gov/internet/public/aud_dvu/intake.jsf
Email: info@dcsafe.org
DVIC provides coordinated services to domestic violence survivors in the District of Columbia and partners with the other agencies to offer help.

Domestic Violence Program 24-Hour Hotline
Phone: (703) 838-4911

Domestic Violence Support Center at House of Ruth
5 Thomas Circle, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Hotline: (202) 667-7001, ext. 515
Fax: (202) 667-7047
Web: http://www.houseofruth.org/
Email: houseofruth@houseofruth.org
The House of Ruth Domestic Violence Support Center offers free, individual psychotherapy to women who are affected by domestic violence. Psychotherapy services at the Support Center are designed to help clients establish emotional and physical safety, reduce anxiety, build cognitive skills, and establish goals for future. The therapists at the Support Center also help connect clients with other resources in the community. Women who have experienced domestic violence are encouraged to call the Support Center at 202-667-7001, Extension 515 to schedule an initial appointment to discuss their needs.

PO Box 100185
Arlington, VA 22210
Hotline: 703-237-0881
Phone: 703-504-9400 (Office)
Phone: Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home helpline: 703-907-0022
Web: http://www.doorwaysva.org
Email: info@doorwaysva.org
Court Advocacy and Companionship Program: 703-244-5165. Provides support and create pathways out of domestic violence and homelessness.

Fairfax County Office for Women & Domestic and Sexual Violence Services
12000 Government Center Pkwy
Suite 339
Fairfax, VA 22305
Hotline: 703-360-7273
Phone: (TTY) 703-435-1235
Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/ofw/
Provides direct services for those in abusive or potentially abusive situations and for survivors of sexual assault and stalking. The 24-hour hotline also provides confidential crisis counseling, information and referral services.

Family Matters of Greater Washington
1509 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: (202) 289-1510
Web: http://familymattersdc.org/
Email: info@familymattersdc.org
Services include therapeutic and traditional foster care; youth development programs; mental health/counseling services; and services and activities for seniors.

La Clinica del Pueblo
2831 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20009-4607
Phone: (202) 462-4788
Web: http://www.lcdp.org/
Email: info@lcdp.org
Counseling and support for battered Hispanic and immigrant women.

Network for Victim Recovery DC (NVRDC)
5321 First Place NE
Washington, DC 20011
Web: http://www.nvrdc.org/
Email: info@nvrdc.org
NVRDC provides comprehensive services to crime victims (including victims of sexual assault and domestic violence) through community-based education, therapeutic and legal support in order to achieve justice and encourage self-determination. Direct services include case management with therapeutic and victim advocacy, civil legal services and criminal legal services.

Ramona's Way
1328 Southern Ave, SE, Suite 311
(Medical Services Building) Greater Southeast Hospital
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 561-3000 DVIC Office
Phone: (202) 257-6790 Ramona's Way Office
Web: http://www.ramonasway.org/
Email: info@ramonasway.org
Support groups, crisis intervention and counseling for addicted and abused women in the Greater Washington area.

Safe Shores—DC Children’s Advocacy Center
429 O Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Hotline: (202) 671-7233
Phone: (202) 645-3200 (Office)
Fax: (202) 280-1082
Web: http://www.safeshores.org
Email: team@safeshores.org
Provides direct service nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and working directly with child victims of sexual and physical abuse in the District of Columbia.

Survivors and Advocates For Empowerment (SAFE), Inc.
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 4550
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 879-7851
Phone: (202) 879-8740 (Office)
Web: http://www.dcsafe.org/
Email: info@dcsafe.org
Ensures the safety and self-determination for survivors of domestic violence in the Washington, DC area through emergency services, court advocacy and system reform.

The Family Place
3309 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: 202-265-0149 Office
Fax: 202-483-0650
Web: http://www.thefamilyplacedc.org
Email: info@thefamilyplacedc.org
A community drop-in center that provides hospitality, resources, and support services to expectant parents and families with young children.

Whitman Walker Clinic
Elizabeth Taylor Medical Center
1701 14th St., NW (14th and R Streets)
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-745-7000
Web: http://www.wwc.org/
Email: info@whitman-walker.org
Health, mental health, and legal services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

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