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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.

Alexandria Domestic Violence Intervention Program
421 King Street, Suite 400
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 746-4911
Web: http://alexandriava.gov/Women
Support and referrals for victims of crime.

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
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

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

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
United Medical Center
1328 Southern Avenue, S.E. Room 311
Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 561-3000 Office
Web: http://www.dccadv.org
Email: eolds@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 Intake Center
Main Office, D.C. Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 4235
Phone: (202) 879-0152
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, SE
United Medical Center
1320 Southern Avenue, SE Room 311
Washington, DC 20019
Phone: (202) 561-3000
Email: info@dcsafe.org
Hours: Monday- Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm, Provides 24 hour face-to-face support and resources for domestic violence victims.

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
Fax: (202) 667-7047
Web: http://www.houseofruth.org/
Email: houseofruth@houseofruth.org
Single women needing housing: extension 240; Housing and services: ext. 217; Counseling: ext. 515

PO Box 100185
Arlington, VA 22210
Hotline: 703-237-0881
Phone: 703-504-9400 (Office)
Phone: Freddie Mac Foundation 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 Victim Assistance Network (VAN)
P.O. Box 2304
Fairfax, VA 22301
Hotline: 703-360-7273
Phone: (TTY) 703-435-1235
Web: http://www.friends-of-van.org
VAN 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 adoption, foster care, parent education, mental health counseling and services to 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. Youth Center Address: 3055 Mount Pleasant St NW, Washington, DC 20009 Phone: (202) 507-4800 Youth Center Email: mdiazramirez@lcdp.org.

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.

Northwest Center for Community Mental Health
1850 Cameron Glen Drive, Suite 600
Reston, VA 20190-3363
Phone: (703) 383-8500
Phone: (703) 435-1961
Fax: (703) 435-1961
Web: http://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/
Provides community education and workshops on mental health.

Program on Women's Employment Rights (POWER)
D.C. Employment Justice Center
727 15th Street NW, 2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 202-828-WORK (828-9675)
Web: http://www.dcejc.org
Email: justice@dcejc.org

Rachael's Women's Center
1220 11th St. N.W.
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-682-1005
Fax: 202-682-8648
Web: http://www.rachaels.org
Providing homeless and formerly homeless women with opportunities to develop their independence, sense of self and hope by providing safety, shelter, food, showers and laundry in a nurturing, homelike environment.

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-SAFE
Phone: (202) 645-3200 (Office)
Fax: (202) 280-1082
Web: http://www.safeshores.org
Email: team@safeshores.org
Provides therapy, clothing and on-site meals for clients. NO SHELTERS. Helps children ages 0-13

Survivors and Advocates For Empowerment (SAFE), Inc.
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue NW, Room 4235
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: (202) 879-7851
Phone: (202) 879-8740 (Office)
Web: http://www.dcsafe.org/
Email: notero@dcsafe.org
8:00-4:00pm Mondays, 8:30AM - 4:30PM, Tuesday - Friday

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.

The Overlook Center
5457 Twin Knolls Rd., Suite 310
Columbia, MD 21045
Hotline: (410) 997-2272 or (800) 752-0191
Phone: 410-997-0304 (Office)
Phone: Sexual Assault Helpline: (410) 997-3292
Web: http://dvcenter.org/
Email: dvc@dvcenter.org
Emergency and transitional shelter, Counseling for victims, children and abusers, Legal assistance for victims and their families, 24/7 helpline, Pet Safe program, Outreach and community education. DVC services are completely confidential and all fees are based on income.

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 and mental health services for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people.

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