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How Do I Contact Someone for Help? 

If your DC Courts Domestic Violence Victim Advocate is not available or if you wish to receive additional information or support, you can contact one or more of the following organizations. These hotlines can help you assess your options and provide you with additional support.

Hotlines and General Information 

  • National Domestic Violence Hotline: 800-799-SAFE
  • DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence: 202-299-1181
  • My Sister's Place: 202-529-5991
  • House of Ruth: 202-667-7001
  • Sasha Bruce Youthwork: 202-675-9340
  • DC 24 Hour Suicide Hotline: 888-793-4357

Support and Counseling Services: 

  • My Sister's Place: 202-529-5991
  • House of Ruth: 202-667-7001
  • Bread for the City: 202-265-2400 or 202-561-8587
  • Family Matters of Greater Washington: 202-289-1510
  • Rape Crisis Center: 202-333-7273
  • AYUDA: 202-387-4848
  • Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project: 202-464-4477
  • The Korean Community Services Center: 703-354-6345
  • Whitman Walker Clinic Support and Anger Management Groups: 202-745-7000
  • William Wendt Center for Loss and Healing: 202-624-0010 or 202-610-0066
  • DC Law Students in Court: 202-638-4798
Domestic Violence Division

Presiding Judge: Hon. Elizabeth Carroll Wingo
Deputy Presiding Judge: Hon. Sean Staples

Domestic Violence Division Clerk's Offices

Moultrie Courthouse
500 Indiana Avenue NW,
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-0157

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Anacostia Professional Building
2041 Martin Luther King, Jr., SE, Suite 400,
Washington, DC 20020
(202) 879-1500

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Hours of Operation

8:30 am to 5:00 pm

(In order to have a same day emergency civil hearing, filings must be received by Clerk’s Office by 3:00pm)

Telephone Numbers

Rita Blandino, Director
(202) 879-0157