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Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center is committed to being a safe, helpful, and trustworthy resource, available to everyone who needs our services and support. Due to COVID-19, we are operating in a hybrid environment – combining in-person and remote work – and observing federal and local government public health protection guidelines. Masks are required on-site, and COVID-19 screening (questions and temperature check) is conducted upon arrival.

We want Safe Shores’ people and resources to be readily accessible to everyone who needs them. Here are the direct points of contact on our team for forensic interviews, mental health support, client advocacy, MDT matters, child abuse prevention training, fundraising, media, as well as general, non-urgent inquires.

To report suspected child abuse in the District of Columbia call 1-202-671-SAFE(7233)
To report suspected internet crimes against children, contact

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Safe Shores is dedicated to working with and advocating for children and adolescents affected by trauma and violence.

News & Events

Safe Shores’ Pack2School Drive is Back for 2022!

  There is a lot happening in the world these days, and still one thing remains unchanged: kids are kids, and they need adults to protect and provide for them. Safe Shores plans to make sure that 150 children whose lives have been impacted by violence have one less worry when they head back to class this […]

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Small Changes You Can Make for Gender-Inclusive Language

🏳️‍🌈🌈Happy Pride! 🌈🏳️‍🌈Pride month is more than rainbow clothing and parades. Although those pieces are joyful and important, June is not only a month of celebration, it is also a month of reflection. It can feel overwhelming to know how to best support and protect LGBTQIA+ youth; particularly with proposed legislature throughout the country actively […]

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Take a virtual tour of Safe Shores – The DC Children’s Advocacy Center, located in a welcoming and art-filled former school building.

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Join us and learn how Safe Shores works to provide intervention, hope and healing for children and families affected by abuse in the District.

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Stewards of Children® training was developed by Darkness to Light and serves as a foundation of Safe Shores’ Prevention Education program. This training teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.

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