Get Connected To a DC SAFE Advocate

If you or someone you know needs help, there are several ways to access services.

Domestic Violence Intake Centers (DVICs) 

The Domestic Violence Intake Centers are

  • one-stop-shops for survivors seeking information about resources, emergency services, legal remedies,
  • accessible by various forms of public transportation,
  • are wheelchair accessible
DC SAFE Advocates at the Domestic Violence Intake Centers are available to help survivors of Intimate Partner Violence and/or Sexual Assault. All DC SAFE services are free and confidential. For more information about the DC Superior Court’s Domestic Violence Unit click here.
DC Superior Courthouse
500 Indiana Ave NW
Room 4550
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-7851
Walking directions from Archives/Navy Memorial Metro Station on the Green/Yellow Lines:

United Medical Center
1328 Southern Ave Suite 311
Washington, DC 20019
(202) 561-3000
Walking directions from Southern Avenue Metro Station on the Green Line:

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Monday: 8am-4pm
Tuesday-Friday: 8:30am-4:30pm
You do not need an appointment or ID to speak with a DC SAFE Advocate.  All services are free and confidential.


The Response Line provides immediate crisis intervention services for domestic violence victims 24-hours a day, 7 days a week.  On-Call Advocates are available to meet with a victim at a safe location to provide tangible resources, or speak with them on the phone.
To access this service you must go through one of DC SAFE’s partner agencies:
  • Metropolitan Police Department
  • Child and Family Services Agency
  • US Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia
  • DC Rape Crisis Center
  • The Polaris Project
  • My Sister’s Place
  • Ayuda, Inc.
  • Howard University Hospital
  • Washington Hospital Center
  • DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing)