Transportation options in Washington D.C. for Survivors

Are you in need of safe, discreet, reliable transportation in the Washington D.C. area regarding intimate partner violence (IPV)?
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This is a list of low-cost or free resources in the DMV area for individuals experiencing intimate partner violence who need help with transportation for whatever the reason may be.

DMV Metro Buses: Free/Zero-Fare Transit Services Starting in Summer of 2023

Transport DC

“Transport DC provides an alternative to paratransit transportation service for eligible MetroAccess customers who are residents of Washington, DC. Transport DC provides $5 taxi cab rides to and from any location in DC — without location restrictions — from the 1st of month through the 15th. For the remainder of the month, transportation is restricted to employment and medical treatment locations only.

Email or call 202-645-7300 for more information…
Contact Email:
Contact Phone: (202) 724-5626
Contact TTY: 711

Lyft/RAINN Partnership

“The program seeks to provide critical resources that survivors often need to begin their relocation journey, free of charge…RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline may be connected to a free Lyft ride, depending on their needs, through
their local sexual assault service provider… RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization, operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline, which offers free, confidential, 24/7 support to more than 300,000 survivors of sexual violence and their loved ones each year…Please contact RAINN’s National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1-800-656-HOPE (4673) or”
★ Call 911 in the event of an emergency/immediate threat of safety or in danger

Lyft/United Way Partnership

“211 is the most comprehensive source of information about local resources and services in the country. It’s powered by people: thousands of caring, local experts are available to help, 24/7. Calls to 211 are confidential and can be anonymous. The 211 network in the United States responds to more than 20 million requests for help every year. Most calls, web chats, and text messages are from people looking for help meeting basic needs like housing, food, transportation, and health care. 211 can be accessed by phone or computer at A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services. You’ll find information about: …a safe, confidential path out of physical and/or
emotional domestic abuse”

FOR STUDENTS : George Washington Students

“Students can use the “GW Rider” app to request a GW Safe Ride. Similar to ride-sharing apps, GW Rider allows students to see their driver’s license plate, driver’s ETA and the estimated time of drop off. The GW SafeRide vehicles are also identifiable by GW-branded wrap.

You can reserve a ride in three ways:

  1. Download the “GW Rider” app in the Apple or Google Play stores. Log into the
    app using GW’s Single Sign On (SSO) and request a ride.
  2. Log in to the website ( using GW’s SSO
    and request a ride.
  3. Call (202) 994-RIDE (7433) between 7 p.m. – 4 a.m.
    During other hours, the GW Guardian app offers an additional layer of security. Free
    to the GW Community, this personal safety app enables users on and off campus to,
    among other features, set a Safety Timer and assign a virtual Guardian to monitor
    your safety late at night or while traveling.”

Chat/Text/Call for Support:

(resources and hotline/chat/text regarding intimate partner violence)
*24/7 support*
★ or 800-799-SAFE (7233)
(resources and hotline/chat/text regarding intimate partner violence)
*24/7 support*
★ Call 911 in the event of an emergency/immediate threat of safety or in