DC Anti Violence Resource Page

Organization Name
E-mail
Phone
Local/National
Mission
Services Provided
Hours of Operation
American Civil Liberties Union
www.aclu.org
202-675-2312
National
To report an incident of hate or police misconduct, go to the ACLU site and find the chapter nearest you. ACLU’s www.aclu.org/know-your-rights covers all the “know your rights” areas, for everything from LGBT high school students to dealing with TSA to sexual assault in detention, to immigration, to what to do if your rights are violated at a demonstration, and more.
Civil Liberties & Policy Issues
24/7
ASHA for Women
coordinator@ashaforwomen.org
202-230-8152
Local
To provide the support that empowers South Asian women to become self-reliant and live in an abuse free future.
Free and confidential Helpline receives calls from abused women and from their friends, relatives, colleagues, seeking advice and assistance. The Client Services Coordinator studies the case and pairs the client with a volunteer advocate who is most suitable culturally and in experience
24/7
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
info@dvrp.org
202-464-4477
Local
To address, prevent, and end domestic violence and sexual assault in Asian/Pacific Islander communities while empowering survivors to rebuild their lives after abuse.
Free and confidential services, in over 20 Asian/Pacific Islander languages
24/7
Break the Cycle
info@breakthecycle.org
202-849-6289
Local
Break the Cycle inspires and supports young people to build healthy relationships and create a culture without abuse.
Youth Leadership and education, training and capacity building, legal services, policy and advocacy, public awareness
24/7
Break the Cycle
www.breakthecycle.org
888-988-teen
National
Educational programs for teens and parents on healthy relationships, abusive relationships, and your legal rights. They also head upwww.loveisnotabuse.com/.
Youth Leadership and education, training and capacity building, legal services, policy and advocacy, public awareness
24/7
Council on American-Islamic Relations
www.cair.com
202-488-8787
National
To enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
Has resources, including Know Your Rights, as well as links to chapters around the country. Can report an incident and they may take legal action on your behalf
24/7
Date Safe Project
info@DATESAFEProject.org
800.329.9390
National
Our goal is to help teach safer understandings of relationships and sexual intimacy to all ages; how to insure all intimacy is consensual – while also being passionate and romantic; how sexual assault is defined; and how to support survivors of sexual assault/rape.
Author of “May I Kiss You? A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, & Sexual Assault Awareness”
24/7
DC Anti-Violence Project
supportdesk@thedccenter.org
202-682-2245
Local
To work to reduce violence against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and transgender (LGBT ) individuals (and those perceived as LGBT ) through community outreach, education, and monitoring cases to ensure that the rights and dignity of LGBT victims are respected and protected.
Services and advocacy for LGBTQ/gender-nonconforming people experiencing hate crimes or partner abuse.
Monday – Friday: 12pm to 6pm Saturday: 11am to pm
DC Rape Crisis Center
dcrcc@dcrcc.org
202-333-RAPE
Local
Dedicated to creating a world free of sexual violence through conscience and action. Our call to action obliges us to facilitate systemic change by equipping diverse stakeholders to respond to survivors of sexual assault with compassion, dignity and respect
You can call even if the incident happened decades ago and even if you’re not sure it was rape.
Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm
Deaf DAWN
hotline@deafdawn.org
202-559-5366
Local
/Working to end sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking in the Deaf community
Extensive services for survivors.
24/7
FORCE: Upsetting Rape Culture
http://www.upsettingrapeculture.com/resources/
1-888-373-7888
National
A creative activist collaboration to upset the culture of rape and promote a culture of consent.
Public art projects, Monument quilt, Gather Together, Listening Campaign
24/7
Hindu American Foundation
https://www.hafsite.org/
202-223-8222
National
Promoting dignity, mutual respect, and pluralism in order to ensure the well-being of Hindus and for all people and the planet to thrive.
An organization specifically for the Hindu community. While they focus on advocacy and education, they do work closely with the FBI and law enforcement on bias/hate crimes
Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 6 PM
HIPS
hips@hips.org
202-232-8150
Local
HIPS promotes the health, rights, and dignity of individuals and communities impacted by sexual exchange and/or drug use due to choice, coercion, or circumstance. HIPS provides compassionate harm reduction services, advocacy, and community engagement that is respectful, non-judgmental, and affirms and honors individual power and agency.
Syringe access ​and disposal, Safer sex ​materials, Harm reduction ​counseling, HIV & Hepatitis C testing and Treatment, Care coordination, Linkage to care, Treatment adherence, 24-hour hotline, PrEP, Social networking strategy (SNS), Comprehensive risk and counseling services (CRCS), Housing navigation
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am-4:00pm

Friday 1pm-4pm

House of Ruth
houseofruth@houseofruth.org
202-667-7001
Local
House of Ruth helps women, children and families in greatest need and with very limited resources build safe, stable lives and achieve their highest potential. At House of Ruth, women, children and families heal from lifetimes of traumatic abuse.
Houses for Women, Houses for Families, Counseling Center, Childcare Center
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
Love Dignity
https://www.lovedignity.com/contact-us/
https://www.lovedignity.com/contact-us/
National
It is our goal to provide those who are interested in love-related topics with a plethora of useful and entertaining content on a regular basis. We enjoy helping to improve the romantic lives of people from all over the world, and we are constantly trying to do it in a more effective way.
Great stuff for young teens and pre-teens, for parents on talking to kids about abuse and developing healthy relationships, and more.
24/7
Love is respect
www.loveisrespect.org
1-866-331-9474
National
Help for you, a friend, or your teen if you’re a parent.
Highly-trained advocates offer support, information and advocacy to young people who have questions or concerns about their dating relationships. We also provide information and support to concerned friends and family members, teachers, counselors, service providers and members of law enforcement. Free and confidential phone, live chat and texting services are available 24/7/365.
24/7
Men Can Stop Rape
info@mencanstoprape.org
202-265-6530
National
To mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women.
Information for men on supporting survivors and healthy masculinity.
Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm
Missing Kids
http://www.missingkids.com
703-224-2150
National
When a child goes missing the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® is ready to assist families and law enforcement agencies 24 hours a day. Each case brings its own set of unique challenges, and NCMEC is prepared to help meet those challenges.
Mostly for parents. Go to the main site, click on “child safety,” then on “prevention and safety information” and then on “Internet safety”
24/7
Muslims for Progressive Values
www.mpvusa.org
323-696-2678
National
Embodies and advocates for the traditional Qur’anic values of social justice, an understanding that informs our positions on women’s rights, LGBTQI inclusion, freedom of expression and freedom of and from belief.
Has an extensive list of resources.
24/7
My Sister’s Place
info@mysistersplacedc.org
202-529-5261
Local
My Sister’s Place (MSP) seeks to end domestic violence and empower survivors to live healthy, independent lives free from violence.
24-Hour Hotline, Sanctuary Plus, RISE, Aftercare, Batterer Intervention Program, Community Outreach & Education
Monday – Friday: 10am – 6pm
National Center for Victims of Crime
/www.ncvc.org
202-467-8700
National
To forge a national commitment to help victims of crime rebuild their lives. We are dedicated to serving individuals, families, and communities harmed by crime.
Resources on assault, bullying, child sexual abuse, robbery, sexual assault and harassment, stalking, and more.
Monday – Friday: 9:30am to 5:30pm
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
mainoffice@ncadv.org
303-839-1852
National
NCADV is the voice of victims and survivors. We are the catalyst for changing society to have zero tolerance for domestic violence. We do this by affecting public policy, increasing understanding of the impact of domestic violence, and providing programs and education that drive that change.
Policy issues
Monday – Friday: 8am – 5pm
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
https://avp.org/ncavp/
212-714-1141
National
Working to end violence and its effects on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people.
24-hour hotline, referrals to local organizations, and more.
24/7
National Domestic Violence Hotline
hotline.requests@ndvh.org
1-800-799-7233
National
We answer the call to support and shift power back to people affected by relationship abuse.
Resources, referrals, and counseling in dozens of languages.
24/7
National Human Trafficking Resource Center Hotline
help@humantraffickinghotline.org
1-888-373-7888
National
National anti-trafficking hotline serving victims and survivors of human trafficking and the anti-trafficking community in the United States
The toll-free hotline is available to answer calls from anywhere in the country, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year in more than 200 languages
24/7
National Sexual Assault Hotline
https://www.rainn.org/about-national-sexual-assault-telephone-hotline
1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
National
Prevent sexual violence, help victims, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Free. Confidential. 24/7.
24/7
National Street Harassment Hotline
IM chat: tinyurl.com/theshhotline.
855-897-5910
National
Dedicated to documenting and addressing and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide
It is offered 24/7, in Spanish and English, with both phone and online options
24/7
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
web@safeyouth.com
888-677-SAFE
National
Center for Safe Youth is dedicated to locating and escorting children at risk. We strive to do this professionally and with the best interests of the children in mind, so they can enter their program emotionally ready, with less fear and anger.
Teen transport services and help to find missing teens and runaways. We are on-call 24 hours a day. Experienced. Trusted.
24/7
Net Smartz
https://www.netsmartz.org/ContactUs
1-800-843-5678
National
NetSmartz Workshop is an interactive, educational program of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) that provides age-appropriate resources to help teach children how to be safer on- and offline.
Good stuff on how to stay safe when using technology (on the internet, texting, IM, cellphones, etc.) for kids, teens, teachers, parents and more. Teen stuff includes lots of info on what can go wrong, real-life stories, and how to avoid them.
24/7
NVRDC
info@nvrdc.org
202-742-1727
Local
Empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management and legal services
Crime Victims’ Rights Legal Services

Civil Protection Orders

Hospital Advocacy

Case Management

24/7
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network
talk@rainn.org
202-544-1034
National
RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization. RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline (800.656.HOPE, online.rainn.org y rainn.org/es) in partnership with more than 1,000 local sexual assault service providers across the country and operates the DoD Safe Helpline for the Department of Defense. RAINN also carries out programs to prevent sexual violence, help survivors, and ensure that perpetrators are brought to justice.
Individual counseling, Group counseling/support groups

Medical attention and hospital accompaniment, Legal/criminal justice system advocacy, Crime victim assistance advocacy, Community education, Professional education, Casework/practical assistance, Emergency shelter

Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 4:30pm
Sexual Health Counseling and Referral Hotline
https://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-massachusetts/online-health-center/sexual-health-hotline
877-686-5772
Local
Offer objective information and the support necessary for you to make personal and private decisions.
Info and support on birth control, emergency contraception, pregnancy options, sexually transmitted Infections including HIV/AIDS, and other aspects of reproductive health
Monday – Friday: 9am to 5pm Saturday: 10am to 1pm
SMYAL
smyal.org/
202-546-5940 & 202-464-4548
Local
SMYAL (Supporting and Mentoring Youth Advocates and Leaders) supports and empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth in the Washington, DC, metropolitan region. Through youth leadership, SMYAL creates opportunities for LGBTQ youth to build self-confidence, develop critical life skills, and engage their peers and community through service and advocacy. Committed to social change, SMYAL builds, sustains, and advocates for programs, policies, and services that LGBTQ youth need as they grow into adulthood.
Especially for lesbian, gay, questioning, transgender, and bi youth in the DC area.
24/7
Southern Poverty Law Center
www.splcenter.org
334-956-8200
Local
Dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society
Report hate to report an incident.
24/7
Stop Street Harassment
www.stopstreetharassment.org
571-449-7326
Local
Dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide
Working to end harassment at every level: locally, nationally, and internationally.
24/7
Stopy Bullying Now
https://www.stopbullying.gov/
https://www.stopbullying.gov/
National
StopBullying.gov provides information from various government agencies on what bullying is, what cyberbullying is, who is at risk, and how you can prevent and respond to bullying.
Helpful for kids who are targeted by bullies, kids who bully, and kids who see bullying happening.
24/7
Tahirih Justice Center
www.ashaforwomen.org
Confidential Helpline: 1-888-417-2742
National
Served over 22,000 courageous individuals fleeing violence since 1997
Provides community-based support to South Asian women and their children who have faced domestic violence. Assists individuals of any age, any relationship status (single, married, or divorced) or immigration status. ASHA serves women and children living in the District of Columbia, Maryland, or Virginia, with origins in the South Asian countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Service area: Washington, D.C. and surrounding area.
24/7
That’s Not Cool
https://thatsnotcool.com/stop-verbal-abuse-online-get-help/
866-331-9474
National
That’s Not Cool is an award-winning national public education initiative that partners with young people to help raise awareness and bring educational and organizing tools to communities to address dating violence, unhealthy relationships, and digital abuse.
Create a callout card to let someone know that their behavior in a relationship is not okay. Good for figuring out your limits in general, and some good info on stalking, too.
24/7
Trans Lifeline
contact@translifeline.org
877-565-8860
Local
Works to end transgender suicide and improve overall mental health of transgender people through education, advocacy, and direct service
Staffed by transgender people for transgender people.
24/7
Washington Peace Center police misconduct form:
www.washingtonpeacecenter.org/sites/default/files/policemisconduct%20form_0.pdf
24/7
Wired Safety
http://www.wiredsafety.com/contact-us
1-201-463-8663
National
WiredSafety is the first online safety, education, and help group in the world. Originating in 1995 as a group of volunteers rating websites and helping victims of cyberharassment, it now provides one-to-one help, resources and extensive information, and education to cyberspace users of all ages on a myriad of Internet and interactive technology safety, privacy and security issues.
For kids and teens (and parents) on cyberbullying and related stuff.
24/7