Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

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Our Services

As a co-founder and member of the Fairfax County Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC), The Women’s Center counsels and advocates for hundreds of survivors of domestic violence each year. The Center also partners with the Office of Victim Services in Washington, DC to offer free counseling and support to residents of the city (see below for more information).

Counseling with professional therapists, who have experience supporting survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, is available at both of our Virginia and DC locations. Services include:

  • Emotional Support & Counseling
  • Information & Referral
  • Victim Advocacy
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Support Groups

If you are in need of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault Information and Advocacy services, please contact Allison Medina at (703) 281-2657 ext. 272 (dial # before the extension) or by email at, or click on the boxes at right for more resources in the DC area.

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(703) 281-2657 ext 272 – in Vienna, VA

(202) 293-4580 – in Washington, D.C.

Free Services for Sexual Assault Survivors in DC

Who We Serve: All sexual assault survivors who live in or were assaulted within the District.

What We Do: Provide individual therapy for adult sexual assault survivors free of charge.

Where and When: The Center is located at

1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite #310

Washington, DC 20005

Services are available Monday – Saturday, by appointment

More Information & Appointments

Please contact the Intake Specialist:

Jasmine Pickett

(202) 293-4580, ext. 100

Please visit What You Should Know About Sexual Assault and Rape to learn about sexual abuse and its impacts.

Sexual assault therapy in the District is funded in part by DC government.

Break the Cycle

Throughout its 43 years, the Center has helped thousands of victims of domestic violence reclaim their lives through the Break the Cycle of Domestic Violence Program (Break the Cycle).  This program provides critical components in the continuum of care for victims that help them find physical safety, economic stability, and improved mental health. Specific services include: crisis intervention; court accompaniment; trauma-informed, evidence-based mental health counseling; information about accessing and navigating the criminal, civil, housing, legal, medical, mental health and other service systems; safety planning; referrals to community resources; education about the dynamics of domestic violence and its cyclical nature; long-term care management; financial education and counseling; career mentoring and individual coaching; and, social-connection support groups that foster empowerment and development of trusted connections. In addition, the program provides education to victims and the community and support to the clinicians working with victims of domestic violence through training, peer and supervisory support. 

The support group meets twice a month. Please contact Bessy Blanco, Break The Cycle Program Coordinator for more information. 

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Other Resources

Bethany House
(703) 658-9500

Legal Services of Northern Virginia
(703) 534-4343

Fairfax County Domestic & Sexual Violence 24-hour Hotline


Domestic Violence Action Center (DVAC)

(703) 246-4573

Office for Women Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services

(703) 324-5730

Visit Their Website.

Fairfax County Police Department Victim Services Section (criminal cases)

(703) 691-2131

Artemis House – A Shelter for Victims of Domestic Violence

(703) 435-4940 – 24 hours

ADAPT: Anger and Domestic Abuse Prevention and Treatment

(703) 968-4052

Doorways for Women & Families
703-237-0881 – 24 hour hotline

Arlington Violence Intervention Program
703-228-4848 – 24 hour hotline
703-228-1550 – main number

Alexandria Domestic Violence Program
(703) 838-4911 – hotline

Alexandria Police Department, Domestic Violence Unit
(703) 706-3974

Alexandria Sexual Assault Response and Awareness Program
(703) 683-7273 – hotline

LAWS/Loudoun Abused Women’s Shelter
(703) 777-6552 – 24 Hour Hotline
(703) 771-3398 – Main number

Commonwealth Attorney Victim Witness Program (criminal cases)
(703) 777-0242

ACTS/Turning Points Domestic Violence Program
703-221-4951 – hotline

The Wendt Center


Chat/Text Hotline

Montgomery County DV Program:

Prince George’s County:

More Maryland Resources:

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