These organizations provide assistance, support, information and advocacy to survivors of sexual or domestic abuse in your area. To find local, state and national organizations focusing on sexual or domestic abuse, please browse the list below.

Becky’s Fund
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Strives to address domestic violence in all sectors of the community, establish prevention-based educational programs to counter domestic violence, and collaborate with others in the community to find ways to change the behavior and thinking behind issues that cause and perpetuate domestic violence.

Center for Child Protection and Family Support
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Works to ensure that children are given the opportunity to mature and develop within a family free of maltreatment and a community that is nurturing.

Coalition for the Homeless
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Works to assist individuals and families in the District of Columbia who have become homeless to fulfill their potential for economic self-sufficiency.

Community of Hope
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Provides a range of programs - from healthcare to housing with supportive services and programs promoting strong families – to help underserved residents create stable lives for themselves and promising futures for their children.

Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children of the District of Columbia
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Seeks to promote court appointed volunteer advocacy so that every abused and neglected child in the DC foster care system can be safe, establish permanence and have the opportunity to thrive.

D.C. Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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Seeks to build a community where domestic violence is replaced with human dignity. They advance our mission through advocacy, community education, public policy, technical assistance and training, resource sharing and research.

D.C. Rape Crisis Center
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Dedicated to creating a world free of sexual violence. The Center works for social change through community outreach, education, and legal and public policy initiatives. It helps survivors and their families heal from the aftermath of sexual violence through crisis intervention, counseling and advocacy.

Domestic Violence Legal Empowerment and Appeals Project
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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.

Good Samaritan Advocates
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A faith-based legal aid organization providing no cost legal services to low-income individuals in greater Washington, D.C.

Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Collaborative Council
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Seeks to improve family functioning, increase neighborhood capacity building, and simultaneously elevate issues to a public policy level to effect positive change.

Network for Victim Recovery of D.C.
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Empowers victims of all crimes to achieve survivor defined justice through a collaborative continuum of advocacy, case management, and legal services.

SafeShores - The D.C. Children’s Advocacy Center
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A direct service nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting and working directly with child victims of sexual and physical abuse in the District of Columbia.

William Kellibrew Foundation
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An advocate, bridge and community driven partner dedicated to breaking the cycles of violence and poverty.

ABA Commission on Domestic Violence
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A statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, supportive agencies and concerned individuals organizing to ensure the elimination of domestic violence by: providing technical assistance, resources, information and training to all who address or are affected by domestic violence; and promoting social and systems change through public policy, public awareness and education initiatives.

Asian and Pacific Islander Institute on Domestic Violence
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A national network that serves as a forum for, and clearinghouse on information, research, resources and critical issues about violence against women in Asian and Pacific Islander communities

Bikers Against Child Abuse
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Exists with the intent to create a safer environment for abused children, to empower children to not feel afraid of the world in which they live. BACA members stand ready to lend support to their wounded friends by involving them with an established, united organization working in conjunction with local and state officials who are already in place to protect children.

Child Welfare League of America
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An advocacy association of 1,000 public and private nonprofit agencies that assist over 3.5 million abused and neglected children and their families each year with a wide range of services.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
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NAMI is a nonprofit, grassroots, self-help, support and advocacy organization of consumers, families, and friends of people with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic and other severe anxiety disorders, autism and pervasive developmental disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and other severe and persistent mental illnesses that affect the brain.

National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC)
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A non-profit child advocacy and professional membership association dedicated to providing high quality legal representation for children. Its mission is to improve the lives of children and families through legal advocacy, by providing training and technical assistance to attorneys and other professionals, serving as a public information and professional referral center, and engaging in public policy and legislative advocacy.

National Association to Protect Children
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A national pro-child, anti-crime membership association founded on the belief that our first and most sacred obligation is the protection of children from harm.

National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
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NCADV's work includes coalition building at the local, state, regional and national levels; support for the provision of community-based, non-violent alternatives - such as safe home and shelter programs - for battered women and their children; public education and technical assistance; policy development and innovative legislation; focus on the leadership of NCADV's caucuses and task forces developed to represent the concerns of organizationally under represented groups; and efforts to eradicate social conditions which contribute to violence against women and children.

National Committee for the Prevention of Elder Abuse (NCPEA)
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NCPEA is an association of researchers, practitioners, educators, and advocates dedicated to protecting the safety, security, and dignity of America's elder citizens. It conducts research, educates the public and serves as an advocacy organization.

National Indian Child Welfare Association
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Provides public policy, research, and advocacy; information and training on Indian child welfare; and community development services to a broad national audience including tribal governments and programs, state child welfare agencies, and other organizations, agencies, and professionals interested in the field of Indian child welfare. Seeks to address the issues of child abuse and neglect through training, research, public policy, and grassroots community development.

National Network to End Domestic Violence (NNEDV)
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NNEDV is a membership and advocacy organization of state domestic violence coalitions, allied organizations and supportive individuals.

Spousal Abuse by Law Enforcement
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A unique project that provides specialized counseling, legal, and advocacy services for victims whose abusers are police or other law enforcement personnel.

Women's Rural Advocacy Programs
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A colection of information about domestic violence from training materials, handouts, pamphlets, articles that have been useful to Women's Rural Advocacy in helping battered women and for its community presentations and training seminars.

 
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