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National Women’s Martial Arts Federation
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
Provides individual and group counseling for survivors of sexual violence, along with training, public education, public policy initiatives and a 24-hour hotline.
My Sister’s Place
Shelter and other services for abused women and their children.
Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault
Helps to prevent sexual assault, advocates for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and works to hold offenders accountable.
Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence
Legal services, counseling, shelter, and more for women in abusive relationships.
Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance
Offers services and public advocacy for survivors.
National Street Harassment Hotline
Love is respect
Help for you, a friend, or your teen if you’re a parent.
National teen dating abuse hotline
Text: LOVEIS TO 22522
National Domestic Violence Hotline
Resources, referrals, and counseling in dozens of languages. Can refer to local groups anywhere in the country.
Rape Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN)
Phone and online support and referrals to groups in your area.
Other places to get help + groups we love
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
Services to survivors in many languages.
Working to end sexual violence, domestic violence, and stalking in DC’s Deaf community. Extensive services for survivors.
DC Anti-Violence Project
Services and advocacy for LGBTQ people experiencing hate crimes or partner abuse.
National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs
Working to end violence and its effects on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender-nonconforming and HIV-affected people. 24-hour hotline, referrals to local organizations, and more. (This is the national version of DC AVP above.)
Stop Street Harassment
Dedicated to documenting and ending gender-based street harassment worldwide.