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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

Help Children Heal and Bloom

This Child Abuse Prevention Month, we are growing a better tomorrow for all children, together. As any gardener knows, for plants to thrive, they need a wide variety of essentials. There’s no one thing responsible for flourishing fauna – light, water, soil, space, and nutrients all work together for a garden to bloom. For children […]

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This April, This Child Abuse Prevention Month, Do ONE THING For A Child

Para leer esta declaración en español, haga clic aquí. Given the current state of the world—and there’s no need to list all the things going on globally, nationally, in our communities, and let alone in people’s individual lives—some might suggest that commemorative months are the proverbial back-breaking straw.  But Child Abuse Prevention Month is different, […]

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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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