Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Services

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

Contact us in Northern Virginia

Victim Advocate

(571) 536-5160
Bolivia Bustamante:


(703) 281-4928

Contact us in Washington, DC


(202) 293-4580 #100
Charlene Patterson:

How We Can Help

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 and sexual assault 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 District.

Services We Offer

Emotional Support & Counseling

Information & Referral

Victim Advocacy

Crisis Intervention

Support Groups

To volunteer at The Women’s Center, click on Become a Volunteer to submit your application.

Free Services 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

1025 Vermont Avenue, NW, Suite #310

Washington, DC 20005

Services are available Monday – Friday, by appointment

More Information & Appointments

Please contact the Intake Specialist:

Jasmine Pickett-Taylor

(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

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, financial education, career mentoring and individual coaching, and improved mental health. Specific services include: crisis intervention;  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 counseling; 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 Bolivia Bustamante for more information.