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Places that Help: District of Columbia

Advocates and Shelters

Updated: 
July 24, 2015

Included in this list are programs that can offer help/referrals to victims of abuse throughout the state. (Have a suggestion or correction? Contact us!)

Advocates who work at local domestic violence or sexual assault programs can help victims who are in need of emotional support, help with making a plan to stay safe, accompaniment to court or to the police, and more. On these pages, you will find contact information for non-profit statewide and local programs where you can find advocates; some of the local programs also provide shelter for domestic violence victims. You can click the “View All” to look through the complete list of organizations. If you are looking for an attorney to represent you in court or to give you legal advice about your situation, go to our Finding a Lawyer page instead.