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Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)

About this Organization

DAWN is a trauma-informed, culturally responsive, and transformative justice-based agency to provide multi-faced services to the survivors and the community to understand and address power-based violence by providing direct services and education.

As DAWN’s mission is to promote healthy relationships and reduce abuse in the Deaf community, we emphasize that all forms of violence are intersectional. We work with survivors who have many identities and these varieties of identities decrease their right to their own safety and autonomy.

DAWN (deafdawn.org)

Contact Information

1140 Third Street NE
2nd Floor
Washington, DC 20002

Main Phone:

Office Hours:
Mon-Thurs 9am-7pm

Fri 9am-9pm

Sat-Sun 1pm-9p



DAWN Emergency Hotline
(Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm)

Type of Organization
State or Territory Served
Asian/Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project (DVRP) JL Heinze Tue, 03/29/2022

Address: P.O. Box 14268, Washington, DC 20044
Telephone #: 202-833-2232 Fax #: 202-986-9332 Helpline #: 202-833-2233
Email Address: info@dvrp.org
Website: www.dvrp.org
Language Capacity: Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bengali, Cambodian, Cantonese, Hindi, Japanese, Korean, Lao, Mandarin, Mongolian, Pampango, Punjabi, Shanghainese, Sinhala, Tagalog, Ilokano, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese
Publications: Project AWARE needs assessment of A/PI women in Washington, DC; DV Awareness Toolkit (multiple languages)

Direct services; advocacy; referrals; technical assistance to providers serving Asians/Pacific Islanders; public awareness and education campaigns; case management; survivor empowerment groups; community resources.

  • Support services and help-line
  • Asian-specific program
State or Territory Served

Asian Pacific American Legal Resource Center (APALRC)

Contact Information

Address: 1627 K Street. N.W., Suite 610, Washington, D.C. 20006
Telephone/Helpline #: 202-393-3572 Fax #: 202-315-0375
(Chinese: ext. 18; Hindi/Urdu, ext. 19; Vietnamese: ext. 20; Korean: ext. 21)
Email Address: helpline@apalrc.org
Website: www.apalrc.org
Language Capacity: Cantonese, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, Vietnamese
Publication: Developing and Maintaining a Successful Legal
Referral Helpline for Immigrant Communities: A How To Handbook

Direct legal services; multilingual legal referral helpline; legal interpreter project; advocacy; Legal Assistance for Victims of Domestic Violence Project; Crime Victims Assistance Partnership (victim compensation program); Housing and Community Development Project; Reaching the Dream” Project (help undocumented youth); Legal Assistance for Domestic Workers Project; civil rights advocacy; walk-in clinics and workshops.

  • I&R: Information & Referral
  • Support services and help-line
  • Asian-specific program
State or Territory Served

Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA)

About this Organization

JCADA’s mission is to Support victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and obtain safe environments; Educate community professionals and others about domestic abuse and appropriate responses to it; and Prevent future generations from suffering domestic abuse by raising awareness.

JCADA is designed to address the unique needs of Jewish victims and their families in the greater Washington Jewish community. Founded in 1999 in response to a pressing need in the Jewish community, JCADA is a non-profit group allied with a host of organizations whose shared mission to assist victims of domestic abuse to become empowered and obtain safe environments as well as to educate the Jewish community about domestic abuse and appropriate responses to it.

JCADA provides direct clinical services to victims of abuse and their families. Services include: helpline, crisis counseling, safety planning, support groups, and information and referral services.

Contact Information

P.O. Box 2266 

Rockville, MD 20847

Main Office:



Help Line: 


State or Territory Served

Network for Victim Recovery of DC

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About this Organization

The Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) provides free, holistic, and comprehensive advocacy and legal services to victims of all types of crime regardless of income. We believe that victims deserve respect for their dignity in the aftermath of a crime. NVRDC seeks to empower crime victims in our nation’s capital by meeting them where they are and, in doing so, provide vital services in order to achieve justice and encourage self-determination.

Legal Services: Staff attorneys provide direct representation in civil protection orders (CPO) cases and Title IX administrative proceedings; in criminal court, they zealously defend victims’ rights throughout the entire criminal justice process.

Advocacy Services: NVRDC runs the advocacy portion of DC’s Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program, supporting a coordinated community response for survivors, including: hotline services, free transportation to and from the hospital, hospital advocacy and accompaniment, entry into therapeutic services, and referrals to legal services.

To access a medical forensic exam (aka. rape kit) in DC, please call the DC Victim Hotline and you will be connected to an NVRDC advocate! (844) 443-5732.

Type of Organization
State or Territory Served

KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights

About this Organization

KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is an educational, charitable organization with a 501(c) (3). We are committed to supporting human rights worldwide. Our target audience is women, the legal community, and society at large. In particular, KARAMAH is committed to lead the effort to empower Muslim women to define their own contributions and forms of participation within their communities through legal education, leadership development, and enhanced understanding of Islamic law.


Type of Organization
State or Territory Served

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center

About this Organization

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center-Office of State and Local Training provides a 5-day instructor development (train-the-trainer) training. The participants receive powerpoints, lesson plans and all the resources necessary to redeliver OVW approved curriculum.


Type of Organization
State or Territory Served