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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

Holiday Giving 2022 – Make The Season Brighter for Young Survivors

Make the Season Special for Young Survivors Every year, Safe Shores invites our community to help make the holiday season brighter for children and families impacted by abuse and violence in DC–people they may never meet, but with whom they can help celebrate the holidays. Nearly 300 kindhearted people came together to raise over $40,000! […]

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Safe Shores Welcomes New Board Members for Fiscal Year 2023

We’re thrilled to announce the election of Safe Shores’ newest board members: Desyree Dixon Corina Cortez Justin Harrison Tabitha Almquist Shana Glickfield A huge THANK YOU goes to the board members who just completed their terms of service: Barbara Mullenex Henry Cashen II. To our newly elected members, WELCOME! We are delighted to have you […]

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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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