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FInd a self-defense teacher

National Women’s Martial Arts Federation
If you don't live in the D.C. area, this organization has a list of certified self-defense instructors around the country.
 

 

Hotlines

All of these hotlines are staffed 24-7 (unless noted). All can help you no matter what your concern is, whether it happened recently, a long time ago, or it is happening now. All can refer you to other resources if they don’t have what you need.

DC Rape Crisis Center
www.dcrcc.org
202-333-RAPE
My Sister’s Place
Shelter and other services for abused women and their children
www.mysistersplacedc.org
202-529-5991
Network for Victim Recovery of D.C.
Legal services and counseling for people in abusive relationships and victims of any type of crime.
info@nvrdc.org
202-742-1720 (not 24 hours)
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
www.mcasa.org
1-800-983-RAPE
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
www.mnadv.org
Legal services, counseling, shelter, and more for women in abusive relationships
301-352-4574
1-800-MD-HELPS
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
www.vsdvalliance.org
1-800-838-8238 (V/TTY)
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Can refer to local groups anywhere in the country. Services in English, Spanish, and many other languages
www.ndvh.org
1-800-799-7233
1-800-787-3224 (TTY)
National Center for Victims of Crime
Can help with any situation; has a project specifically for people who are being stalked
www.ncvc.org
1-800-FYI-CALL
1-800-211-7996 (TTY)
Monday-Friday/8:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. EST
gethelp@ncvc.org

 

Other groups we love

Men Can Stop Rape
A national organization based in D.C. A great way for men and boys to get involved in stopping violence against women. Also helps male survivors of sexual violence.
www.mencanstoprape.org
202-265-6530
Family Violence Prevention Fund
Lots of good resources, including information on how to help a friend in an abusive relationship.
www.endabuse.org
415-252-8900
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
A list of groups that help gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender victims of hate crimes and partner violence is at www.avp.org and click on “NCAVP.”
Collective Action for Safe Spaces
Empowering the DC Metro area to build a community free from public sexual harassment and assault.
www.collectiveactiondc.org/
 
Stop Street Harassment
www.stopstreetharassment.org
(571) 449-7326

 

 

 
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