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)

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)

Internet Resources

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

Other Resources

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.

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