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DCCADV’s membership includes 12 District of Columbia nonprofit organizations with programs and services dedicated to eliminating domestic violence:




Ayuda’s mission is to protect the rights of low-income immigrants in the DC metropolitan area. We are the region’s leading provider of multilingual legal and social services for low-income immigrants in the areas of immigration, human trafficking, domestic violence and sexual assault.

(202) 387-4848 | ayudainc.org

Break the Cycle

Break the Cycle

Teen dating violence is an urgent, silent epidemic. One in three teens will experience abuse in a dating relationship and more than two-thirds of them will never report it to anyone.

Break the Cycle believes everyone has the right to safe and healthy relationships. We are the leading, national nonprofit organization addressing teen dating violence. We work every day towards our mission to engage, educate and empower youth to build lives and communities free from domestic violence.

(202) 824-0707 | breakthecycle.org

District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)

District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH)

The mission of the District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH) is to ensure access to safe and sustainable refuge for victims of domestic violence through the development and management of safe housing and related services, while increasing the capacity of other community-based organizations to expand housing for victims throughout the District of Columbia.

(202) 462-3274 | dashdc.org

Deaf Abused Women's Network (DAWN)

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)

Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN) envisions a diverse community whose members interact free of fear and violence in all aspects of their lives. In this community, each person has access to information and justice and the opportunity to embrace their own cultural values and world values. In the place of domestic violence (DV) and sexual violence (SV), we see equitable and healthy relationships that support everyone’s pursuit of happiness.

(202) 559-5366 | deafdawn.org

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP)

DVRP is a non-hierarchical organization which is built upon mutual respect, shared responsibility, trust and equality, and is supported by a collaborative style of leadership. DVRP strives to foster collaboration with all people and communities to end various forms of oppression.

(202) 464-4477 | dvrp.org

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP)

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project (DV LEAP)

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project

DV LEAP provides a stronger voice for justice by fighting to overturn unjust trial court outcomes, advancing legal protections for victims of domestic violence and their children through expert appellate advocacy, training lawyers, psychologists and judges on best practices, and spearheading domestic violence litigation in the Supreme Court


House of Ruth

House of Ruth

Every day at House of Ruth, more than 600 women and children work hard to learn the skills to live independently so they can eliminate homelessness and abuse from their lives. House of Ruth provides housing and services for 63 families and 109 single women; supportive services to 11 families housed in apartments throughout the city; developmental day care to 76 children and supportive services for their parents; and free counseling for more than 400 women a year who are dealing with or recovering from domestic violence.

(202) 667-7001 | houseofruth.org

My Sister's Place, Inc

My Sister’s Place, Inc

My Sister’s Place, Inc. (MSP) is the largest and oldest non-profit agency exclusively serving battered women and their children in the District of Columbia. Annually, thousands of victims of domestic violence find sanctuary from abuse in our residential programs and supportive services. Currently our programs consist of emergency shelter, transitional housing, the region’s only transitional housing for immigrant victims of violence, the Emergency Services Center, and our 24-hour crisis hotline. Combined with our community outreach and education initiatives, My Sister’s Place is committed to providing safe refuge for families in crisis.

(202) 529-5261 | mysistersplacedc.org

Ramona's Way

Ramona’s Way

Ramona’s Way was inspired by the life of Ramona, a domestic violence survivor, who was chemically dependent and unable to flee an 18-year abusive relationship. Due to lack of services, she and her children were trapped in a physically and sexually violent situation. Unfortunately, women in these circumstances are often blamed for the violence that is inflicted upon them because of the abuse of substances, and their options are limited. Her daughter, a childhood survivor, social worker, and domestic violence advocate, founded Ramona’s Way to provide options for battered women like her mother.

(202) 561-3000 | ramonas-way.org

Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE)

Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE)

SAFE, Inc. provides crisis intervention and advocacy services to over 5,000 domestic violence victims each year in the DC Metro Area. Our mission is to ensure the safety and self-determination of domestic violence survivors in Washington, DC through emergency services, court advocacy and system reform.

(202) 408-1476 | dcsafe.orgDC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP)

DC Volunteer Lawyers Project (DCVLP)

The DC Volunteer Lawyers Project is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide high-quality, free legal services to low-income District of Columbia residents in family law cases.  Our volunteer lawyers provide pro bono legal representation to domestic violence survivors. 

(202) 885-5542 | dcvlp.org