For assistance in the D.C. Area, please visit the sites of or contact our local partner organizations:
District of Columbia Resources
Metropolitan Police Department Gay and Lesbian Liaison Unit
1-877-495-5995 (pager) http://mpdc.dc.gov/page/gay-and-lesbian-liaison-gllu
24-hour emergency response in the District of Columbia.
Survivors & Advocates for Empowerment
Advocacy services for survivors of intimate partner violence, legal information, court accompaniment, help reporting to law enforcement, safety planning and crisis intervention services, small emergency financial assistance, assistance location safe shelter, and referrals to longer term services. Located in the Domestic Violence Intake Center (DVIC) at DC Superior Court and the DVIC Southeast Satellite (DVICSE) at Greater Southeast Community Hospital.
Break the Cycle
Assistance seeking protection orders and case management for survivors aged 12-24.
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Resource Violence Project
Advocacy services for Asian/Pacific Islander survivors of domestic violence in English, Farsi, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Nepali, Punjabi, Tagalog, Thai, Vietnamese, Urdu, and Malyalam including: peer support; safety planning; interpretation and translation; court accompaniment; emergency transportation; financial empowerment and life skills development; assistance in applying for public benefits; referrals for shelter, legal and social services; and other needed support services.
DC Rape Crisis Center
Trained volunteers from the Center are available to meet a rape survivor at a hospital, police station or court 24 hours a day to help them through the systems and provide emotional support.Advocates can also accompany survivors to the hospital for rape kits and can also coordinate this process without having to call the police. DCRCC also provides individual and group counseling for adult and teen trauma survivors.
DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Services include training and technical assistance to member programs and the community; public policy and legislative advocacy; outreach/education and public awareness; and services as the membership umbrella organization for the anti-domestic violence organizations in the District of Columbia.
DC Office on Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual & Transgender Affairs
Information and support for the GLBT community with the DC Government.
LGBTQ/HIV+ Crisis Intervention Hotline (Whitman-Walker): 202-797-4444
Gay & Lesbian National Hotline: 1-888-843-4564
DC Rape Crisis Center (24 Hours): 202-333-RAPE (7273)
National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-SAFE (7233)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline: 1-866-331-9474
Trevor LGBTQ Suicide Hotline: 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)
Domestic Violence and the Workplace
National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence (LGBT Publications Page)
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Projects
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse
Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network
Please check back often as we may add or change this list.
Kink Related Resources
The National Coalition for Sexual Freedom -
Listing of BDSM/Kink sensitive therapists on-0line through KINK-Aware Professionals
Sometimes, we need other services (rent, utility assistance, etc.). To look for other services please visit:
In DC visit, 211 Metro DC
In MD visit, 211 Maryland
In VA visit, 211 Virginia
Don't live in the DC Metropolitan area? Find a local 2-1-1 center near you by visiting the United Way/AIRS 2-1-1 Locator or by dialing 2-1-1* from your phone to speak with a information & referral specialist.
*2-1-1 is not available in all areas and cell phone airtime charges may apply.
Articles on Intimate Partner Violence