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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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Stewards of Children® Child Sexual Abuse Prevention Training for DC Faith Communities

Pilgrim Baptist Church 700 I Street NE, Washington, DC

This training teaches adults how to prevent, recognize and react responsibly to child sexual abuse. Training includes discussion about critical issues in sexual abuse prevention and the relevance of these issues in our communities through a video sharing the voices of survivors and experts in the field. This in-person event is open to all DC […]

Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development© Training at the Building Strong Families Conference

Charles Sumner School 1201 17th St NW, Washington, DC

Building Strong Families Conference runs from 9 am to 5 pm. Lunch is included, CEUs are available for $10 Registration: $45 (in advance) $60 (at the door)  Nurturing Healthy Sexual Development© helps participants better understand the sexual development of children, and how to respond to children’s sexual behaviors and questions in ways that promote healthy development. […]


Coffee for Kids (In Person)

Safe Shores - The DC Children's Advocacy Center 429 O Street NW, Washington

Tour our thoughtfully designed, child-friendly, victim-focused facility, meet our team, and learn firsthand how Safe Shores works to provide intervention, hope and healing for children and families affected by abuse, trauma, and violence in the District. Register here