- 24/7 Child and Adolescent Mobile Psychiatric Service Crisis Line – 202-481-1440
- 24/7 Emergency Temporary Protective Orders Hotline – 800-407-5048
- Child and Family Services Agency (CFSA) Hotline – 202-671-7233
- The Crisis Text Line
- DC Victims Hotline – 844-443-5732
- La Línea Directa para Víctimas de DC – 844-443-5732
- Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) 800-656-4673
- Boys Town 1-800-448-3000
- Categorical Resources Available by Zip Code
- DC Government Covid-19 Resource Page
- Empower DC Community Resource Guide
- United Way of the National Capital Area
Health and Medical
- MedStar Health eVisit
- Child and Adolescent Protection Center (CAP-C) at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC)
- COVID-19 Resources for Undocumented Workers in Washington, DC
- Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Hotline Number
- Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Operation Status During Coronavirus Pandemic
For Parents and Caregivers
Parenting Support During COVID-19
- COVIBOOK (activity book for children and caregivers)
- COVIBOOK en español
- COVID-19 Resource List (English and Spanish)
- Guía de Ayuda Para Padres y Cuidadores Para Ayudar a las Familias a Enfrentar la Enfermedad Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)
- Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Families Cope with the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)(English)
- Trabajando y aprendiendo en casa durante el brote del COVID-19
- The Ultimate Guide to Working From Home With Kids
- Working and Learning from Home During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Resources to Calm and Reassure Kids
- Books About Racism and Social Justice
- COVID-19 Resources – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
- Explaining the News to Our Kids
- How to Talk to Kids About Difficult Subjects
- Talking to Children About Violence: Tips for Parents and Teachers
Self-Care | Wellbeing
Child Abuse Statistics & Fact Sheets
- Child Sexual Abuse Statistics
- Consequences of Sexual Abuse
- The Magnitude of the Problem
- How Should I React?
- About Perpetrators
- Extended Statistics and References
Prevention Tools for Adults & Parents/Caregivers
Child and Adolescent Protection Center (CAP-C) at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC)
CAP-C specializes performing medical check-ups for child abuse specifically tailored to the nature of the allegation and sensitive to the child’s emotional and physical state. CAP-C accepts Medicaid and Private Insurance. Clients may be eligible to have appointment covered by the DC Crime Victims Compensation program if their insurance does not cover costs.
Who is eligible: Families with children who have or may have experienced abuse.
Address: 111 Michigan Avenue NW, Washington, DC, 20010
Crime Victims Compensation Program
The Crime Victims Compensation Program provides financial assistance and reimbursement to innocent victims of violent crime and their families with crime-related expenses.
Compensable expenses include, but are not limited to, funeral and burial costs, medical and mental health expenses, lost wages, loss of support, crime scene clean up, and temporary emergency shelter and relocation. Crime Victims Compensation staff conduct interviews to determine needs, process claims, and provide referrals to other victim service agencies in the District of Columbia.
Who is eligible: Victims of a crime committed in Washington, D.C. that has been reported within 30 days of the crime. See more specific eligibility here.
Address: Courts Building A, 515 5th Street NW, Suite 109, Washington, DC 20001
SAFE Advocates at Domestic Violence Intake Centers are available to help survivors of intimate partner violence or sexual assault. All SAFE services are free and confidential.
Who is eligible: Domestic Violence Survivors living in D.C.
Intake Locations: Both centers are temporarily closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but they are providing services remotely.
Phone: Call (800) 407-5048 to be connected to remote intake center services.
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
The central intake office for families in need of housing to request any form of housing support by completing a needs assessment to determine eligibility for shelter placement. Intakes usually take about 2 hours so families are encouraged to come when they can dedicate a full day to this process.
Who is eligible: Adults 24 or older with children, Youth 18-24 with children
Address: 920-A Rhode Island Ave. NE, Washington, D.C. 20018
Hours: Mon-Thurs (Except Holidays): 8:30am-4pm, Friday 8:30am-12pm
DC Rape Crisis Center (DCRCC)
DCRCC is the designated State Sexual Assault Coalition for the District of Columbia providing survivor-centered advocacy through therapeutic services, training and technical assistance, community education, public policy initiatives as well as volunteer opportunities. Support includes individual and group counseling in English and Spanish, community education and outreach, training and technical assistance, public policy and legislative initiatives, volunteer opportunities, and opportunities for undergraduate and graduate internship.
Who is eligible: Adult survivors of sexual abuse/assault/violence
Address: 5321 First Place NE, Washington, DC 20011
24-hour Crisis Hotline: 202-333-7273
Core service agency in D.C. offering wrap-around services including mental health support, assessments, treatment planning, community support services, in-home or office-based counseling, psycho-educational training and support, and crisis services.
Address: 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE Suite 201 Washington, D.C. 20003
Phone: (202) 546-1512
A bilingual core service agency with an integrated model of health care, education, and social services, Mary’s Center offers each participant individualized care on the path toward good health, stability, and economic independence.
Who is eligible: DC Residents seeking care!
Address: Multiple Locations in D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland
Appointment Line: (844) 796-2797
Access HelpLine (Department of Behavioral Health)
The Access HelpLine at 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357 is the easiest way to get connected to services provided by the Department of Behavioral Health and its certified behavioral health care providers. This 24-hour, seven-day-a-week telephone line is staffed by behavioral health professionals who can refer a caller to immediate help or ongoing care. The Access Helpline can activate mobile crisis teams to respond to adults and children who are experiencing a psychiatric or emotional crisis and are unable or unwilling to travel to receive behavioral health services.
Phone: 1(888)7WE-HELP or 1-888-793-4357
Catholic Charities Archdiocese of Washington
Catholic Charities assists individuals and families in need, especially those who are most vulnerable. They believe in helping people develop the skills and strength to move from crisis or isolation to stability and growth. They focus on prevention, when possible, intervention when needed and advocacy when resources or opportunities are either inadequate or unfair. They are guided in this work by the richness of Catholic Social Teaching.
Address: Multiple locations throughout DC and various counties in MD. Click here for locations.
Courtney’s House is committed to providing trauma informed services for domestic sex trafficked youth between the ages of 12 and 21.
Address: PO Box 48626 Washington, DC 20002
Phone: (202) 525-1426
Hillcrest Children and Family Center
Hillcrest Children and Family Center (Hillcrest Center) is a behavioral health care and social services agency that provides behavioral health treatment and prevention as well as community and family support services.
Address: 3029 Martin Luther King, Jr. Ave SE Washington, DC 20032
Phone: (202) 232-6100
Latin American Youth Center (LAYC)
LAYC provides bilingual programs and opportunities in academics, arts and recreation, job readiness, safe housing, and health and wellness to help youth make a successful transition to young adulthood.
Address: 1419 Columbia Road, NW Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 319-2225
Sasha Bruce Youthwork
Presently, Sasha Bruce Youthwork is one of the largest and most experienced providers of services to youth in Washington, DC. Sasha Bruce helps young people find safe homes, achieve, and maintain good physical and mental health, create and strengthen supportive and stable families, and explore opportunities in education and careers.
Address: 741 8th Street, SE Washington, DC 20003
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.
Address: 410 7th Street SE, Washington, DC 20003
Project Create DC
Project Create is a community-based nonprofit that promotes creative youth development through multi-disciplinary arts education and enrichment.
Address: 2208 Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue, SE Washington, D.C. 20020
Phone: (202) 677-5931
Wendt Center for Loss and Healing
Since 1975, the Wendt Center for Loss and Healing has helped people in the Greater Washington area rebuild a sense of safety and hope after experiencing a loss, life-threatening illness, violence, or other trauma. Nationally recognized for our expertise in grief, trauma, and mental health, we provide an array of holistic services for children, teens, adults, families, and our local communities.
Address: 4201 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20008
Show Up, Stand Out
Show Up, Stand Out is a free program in Washington, D.C. from the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants (OVSJG). The program aims to improve school attendance by providing support to parents and families to help get their kids to school on time every day.
Address: Online Contact Only
Phone: (202) 727-1700
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)
DVRP provides free and confidential services, in over 20 Asian/Pacific Islander languages. DVRP aim to improve the safety of survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, regardless of income level, immigration status or English fluency.
Address: P.O. Box 14268 Washington, DC 20044