Washington DC

Domestic Violence

Non-Legal Resources

  • Adult Protective Services, Department of Human Services

    Adult Protective Services investigates complaints about abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are unable to care for themselves or to make decisions due to senility, alcoholism, mental confusion, physical handicaps, injuries, illness, or crisis in their lives. Read More

  • Anchor Mental Health Association, Catholic Charities

    Anchor Mental Health provides comprehensive support for adults and children with mental illness or behavioral disorders. Programs focus on diagnosis and management, and then move adults to secure employment, education and independence. Read More

  • Answers Please Call Center

    The 211 Answers, Please! program links residents of the District of Columbia with a network of government and community social service providers. 211 Answers, Please! specializes in referrals that meet essential human needs for food, shelter, financial assistance, and healthcare. DC residents may access information 24-hours a day, seven days a week, by dialing our 211 Answers, Please! call center at (202) 463-6211. Read More

  • Bethany Women's Center

    This day shelter offers lunch, a women's support group, and shower and laundry facilities. Read More

  • D.C. Food Finder

    This website provides information about: - FREE and low cost meals and groceries - Places to apply for and use food assistance benefits - Cooking classes and nutrition workshops - Farmers' markets - Community gardens - Other food resources in DC (Project of Healthy Affordable Food For All) Content Detail

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  • Calvary Women's Shelter

    Calvary Women's Shelter is a 25-bed transitional housing program for women for all women in need. Support services ensure that women who stay at the shelter are able to make positive steps toward independence. Calvary also provides women educational programs, employment opportunities, personal support from case managers, mental health services, addiction recovery support and much more Read More

  • Center for Child Protection and Family Support

    The Center's mission is to ensure that all children, particularly inner-city and disadvantaged youth, are given the opportunity to mature and develop within a family, free of maltreatment and a community that nurtures and protects them from violence. The services offered are parent education, mentoring, therapeutic and mental health services, emergency food, counseling, and domestic violence resources. Read More

  • Child and Family Services Agency

    The District of Columbia Child and Family Services Agency provides important services to promote the safety and well-being of children and families. The agency coordinates public and private partnerships to preserve families through foster care, adoption, and child welfare services, and to protect children against abuse or neglect. Read More

  • D.C. Rape Crisis Center

    The Center's services include: a 24-hour hotline, group and individual counseling services for rape and incest survivors and their families and friends, a companion program to accompany survivors to hospitals, courts and police proceedings, low-cost self-defense classes, a growing library, training for professionals working with survivors and a wide array of community education programs including "Staying Safe" classes for children of all ages within the D.C. public school system. Read More

  • Family Place- El Hogar de la Familia

    Family Place is a neighborhood for support of parents with young children and pregnant women. It provides free lunch, parent education, discussion groups, and counseling. Read More

  • House of Ruth

    House of Ruth provides a temporary overnight shelter for women. It operates six safe houses. Read More

  • Identity Theft Resource Center

    Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) is a nonprofit, nationally respected organization dedicated exclusively to the understanding of identity theft and related issues. The ITRC provides victim and consumer support as well as public education. Content Detail

  • Lutheran Social Services

    The Lutheran Social Services provide family and child services (extensive adoption services, natural parent counseling, foster care, resettlement, and legalization services for refugees) as well as community justice ministry (provides housing resources for the homeless, low income housing locations, mental health services, emergency services). Read More

  • Luther Place Women's Night Shelter

    This is a night shelter for women. A hot meal and light breakfast are provided. Space is available for up to 31 wome, but the shelter can handle more in an emergency. Most women are mentally ill. Read More

  • Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division D.C. Superior Court

    The Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division (Multi-Door) helps parties settle disputes through mediation and other types of appropriate dispute resolution (ADR), including arbitration, case evaluation and conciliation. Read More