Help is available 24-hours a day on our free and confidential hotline. 202-529-5991
As you prepare to leave, be safe and prepared.
- Keep a bag packed at a friend's house with essential items, cash, and copies of important documents such as your birth certificate.
- Pick a code word or signal to use with your neighbor, children, and family when you need them to call the police.
- If you are in immediate danger, call 911, and teach your children how to call for help.
All of our services are free and confidential. In Washington, DC, immigrant victims of domestic violence have a right to receive help regardless of immigration status. To access our services, call our hotline at 202-529-5991.
Victims face the most danger from their abusers when they prepare to leave. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.