Intimate Partner Violence Shelter Resources

In an emergency:
● 911: If you are in a situation with a need for immediate safety
● CPEP: If someone you know is in a psychiatric crisis and needs immediate help
○ (202) 673-9319
○ 24/7
● DC Victim Hotline: The hotline victim assistance staff provides essential crisis-intervention support and helps callers access the complete continuum of care, including Crime Victim’s Compensation and Emergency Housing.
○ 1-844-4-HELP-DC (844-443-5732)
○ Available 24/7
● Wanda Alston Counseling Center: We can help you find the resources you need; you can contact our staff.
○ Email us
○ Call: 202.964.2789
○ Standard Office Hours
● DASH DC: For connection to local resources, including some housing options *not immediate* contact DASH DC and the Virginia Williams Resource Center; you can ask for housing or advocacy here:
○ Phone Number: (202) 526-0017
○ Email:
● Trafficking Hotline: To help you get out of a situation where you are trapped or forced to work, contact the National Human Trafficking Hotline:
○ 1-888-373-7888
○ SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
○ Hours: 24 hours, 7 days a week
○ Languages: English, Spanish, and 200 more languages
○ Website:

Confidential LGBTQ focused Emotional Support National Hotlines:
● 24-hour national hotline for partner abuse in LGBTQ communities: The callers are trained and specialize in the needs of LGBTQ folks, including those in Polyamory, BDSM, and kink communities
○ (800) 832-1901
○ 24/7
● GLBT national hotline: a safe space for anonymous and confidential LGBTQ issues, including relationship issues and other struggles:
○ 1-888-843-4564
○ M-F 4pm-12am, S 12am-5pm
● National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs:
○ 212-714-1121
○ 24/7 Hotline
For Legal Support
● Amara Legal: There is a referral form on their website