Domestic Violence Assistance

Domestic violence can occur among all ages, genders, races, educational backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.  There is no typical victim. Help is available – here’s where to find  it.

Campus Resources

  • Ms. Annie Cosimano, Counselor Health and Wellness Center; Main Hall 461; 202-884-9612; CosimanoA@Trinitydc.edu
  • Dr. Jacqueline Newsome-Williams, Director of Health and Wellness Center; Main Hall 461; 202-884-9615; Newsome-WilliamsJ@trinitydc.edu
  • Ms. Michele Bowie Dean of Student Services; Main 223; 202-884-9611; bowiem@trinitydc.edu
  • Dr. Karen Gerlach Vice President for Student Affairs; Main Hall 228; 202-884-9203; gerlachk@trinitydc.edu
  • Department of Public Safety; Main Basement; 202-884-9111

National

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Reach NDVH at 1-800-799-7233 or online chat 24/7 for confidential help finding resources or to talk with someone about your relationship.

Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC)  202-724-1727

Washington, DC

DC Coalition Against Violence 5 Thomas Circle, NW Washington, DC 20005:  (202) 299-1181 or info@dccadv.org

DC Rape Crisis Center: PO Box 34125, Washington, DC 20043: 202-232-0789. 24-hour hotline: 202-333-RAPE

DC SANE Call Center 24/7 hotline 800.641.4028

Domestic Violence Intake Center: DC Superior Court Room 4235, 500 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001: 202-879-0152. Satellite Office: 1328 Southern Avenue SE, Suite 311 Washington, DC 20032: 202-561-3000

My Sister’s Place Counseling Center: 202-529-5261. 24-hour hotline: 202-529-5991

Maryland

Maryland Network Against Domestic Violence

Montgomery County
Abused Persons Program  1301 Piccard Drive, 1st FL, Ste. 1400  Rockville, MD 20850
Hotline: 240-777-2272 or 800-752-0191
Office: 240-777-4210
TTY: 240-777-4850

House of Ruth Maryland (Legal Services)*
Office: 240-777-9077

Prince George’s County
Family Crisis Center of Prince George’s County, Inc. 3601 Taylor Street Brentwood, MD 20722
Hotline:301-731-1203
Office: 301-779-2100

House of Ruth Maryland (Legal and Counseling Services)*
Office: 240-450-3270

Virginia

Alexandria Battered Women’s Shelter: 421 King Street Suite 400, Alexandria, Virginia, 22314

Doorways Battered Women’s Emergency Shelter and Safe House: PO Box 10085, Arlington, Virginia 22210: 703-237-0881

Fairfax Battered Women’s Shelter: 1850 Cameron Glen Road Suite 600, Reston, Virginia 20190: 703-435-4940

 

Getting an Order of Protection

Domestic Violence Intake Center: DC Superior Court Room 4235, 500 Indiana Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20001: 202-879-0152. Satellite Office: 1328 Southern Avenue SE, Suite 311 Washington, DC 20032: 202-561-3000

There are many steps you can take to protect your safety during or after an abusive relationship. You may wish to apply for a Civil Protection Order (CPO). If the judge agrees with your petition, a Temporary Protection Order (TPO) will be immediately issued. A TPO is valid up to 14 days and is used to allow time for the abuser to be served before the CPO hearing.  In emergency situations and outside normal court hours an Emergency Temporary Protection Order (ETPO) can be issued.  This order last for 5 days and must be initiated through a process between the police officer and an advocate from Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment (SAFE).

You may seek a protection order if the other person is a family member, roommate, someone with whom you had a dating relationship or a child in common.  https://www.dccourts.gov/services/domestic-violence-matters/get-a-protection-order