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Washington, DC

If you are currently experiencing abuse in a relationship and need to separate from your abuser for safety reasons, and you live in Washington, DC, contact the DC Victim Service Hotline at 1-844-443-5732.

If you live in Washington, DC and have legal questions or are interested in filing a Civil Protection Order (CPO) for abuse that has occurred in Washington, DC, the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is running a virtual clinic.

For other resources in Washington, DC, refer to the DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

You may also contact House of Ruth’s Domestic Violence Support Center and speak to a counselor regarding the specifics of your situation at 202-667-7001, ext 515. The Support Center is also currently providing counseling services via telehealth amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. To schedule an appointment, call 202-667-7001, ext 515. Please leave a message including the best times to reach you by phone so that a counselor can contact you to complete a telephone screening.


If you are a Maryland resident, the hotline for House of Ruth Maryland is 410-889-7884. You can also visit House of Ruth Maryland for additional resources for Maryland residents.


If you are a Virginia resident experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, contact the Virginia Statewide Hotline (formerly The Virginia Family Violence & Sexual Assault Hotline) at 1-800-838-8238 for information, support, and referral to local sexual assault crisis centers or domestic violence programs.

You can also refer to The Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance and Domestic Violence in Virginia: Statistics and Resources for additional resources for Virginia residents.


Individuals not located in the DMV area should contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline to be connected to resources local to where they are currently located.