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If you have an immediate safety concern on campus, please contact the Department of Public Safety at 202-884-9111 or dial 9111 from a campus phone.

Child Care Resources

You can’t bring your children to class with you, but you also can’t leave them home alone. Who will help with child care while you work or take classes?

Child Care Aware Child Care Aware is committed to providing the best information on  locating quality child care and child care resources in communities throughout  D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

DC Child Care Connection D.C. Child Care Connections Child Care Resource & Referral Center (DC CCR&R) is committed to improving the quality of early care and education services for children and families in the District of Columbia. By partnering with other early care and education organizations in the city, DC CCR&R helps early education and out of school time providers meet high-quality standards, and provides parents and caregivers with information, education and resources that help support their children’s development and learning.

DC Diaper Bank D.C. Diaper Bank works to strengthen families by providing a reliable and adequate supply of free diapers to families in need living in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

Knowledge Learning Corporation Age-appropriate programs and a staff of dedicated teachers ensure that children, from infancy through elementary school, get the positive learning experiences they need. Knowledge Learning Centers operate under various  names and are located throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

La Petite Academy La  Petite Academy offers quality programming and provides child care and  educational programs for children aged 6 weeks to 12 years. La Petite Academy is conveniently located in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia.

Maryland Child Care Resource Network Every community in Maryland is served by 1 of 12 regional child care resource and referral centers.

Virginia Child Care Aware Child Care Aware® of Virginia is a community-based network of early care and education specialists whose purpose is to deliver services to families, child care professionals and communities to increase the accessibility, availability, and quality of child care in Virginia.

YMCA and YWCA YMCAs and YWCAs are dedicated to providing high-quality, affordable child care, including  family-centered, values-based programs to nurture children’s healthy  development. Centers are located throughout D.C., Maryland, and Virginia

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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.

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

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

Montgomery County Abused Persons Program: 240-777-4210. 24-hour hotline: 240-777-4673

Prince George ‘s County Family Crisis Center: 301-779-2100. 24-hour hotline: 301-731-1203

Sexual Assault Center: 301-618-3154

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

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Emergency Food Assistance

Student Affairs can provide students access to our food pantry to assist with short terms needs.  If you need assistance please call Meechie Bowie, Dean of Student Services at 202-884-9611 or email

The Capital Area Food Bank’s Hunger Lifeline is an emergency food assistance referral service for the residents of the DC Metropolitan area including the District of Columbia, Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties, and Northern  Virginia that connects individuals and families seeking immediate aid with a neighborhood CAFB partner agency. If you need assistance  call (202) 644-9807 or for more information please email

Servicios en español
Para recibir ayuda en español, llame al Capital Area Food Bank al (202) 644-9807 entre las horas de 8:30am y 5:00pm. Usted será conectado/a con alguien que hable español y que le pueda dar una referencia para recibir ayuda de un almacén de alimentos  en el área en donde usted vive. Generalmente, se puede encontrar un sitio donde usted pueda recibir ayuda el mismo día de  su llamada.

Additional Area food pantry information:

St. Anthony of Padua, 1029 Monroe St NE  202-250-8208.  Hours are every Wednesday from 9:30-1:00pm. They do require a referral which the Hunger Lifeline can provide.

Family and Youth Outreach Development: 24 Kennedy St NW 202-722-5220. Open Fridays from 11am-1pm

National Baptist Memorial Church: 1501 Columbia Rd NW Phone: 202-265-1410. Open the 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 9am-1pm

Mt. Rona Baptist Church: 3431 13th St NW 202-483-9762. Wednesday 1pm-5pm. This site requires a referral

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Health Services for Family and Women

If you are having a medical emergency, contact Campus Safety at 202-884-9111 or on campus x9111 immediately.

The Trinity Washington University Health and Wellness Center provides routine primary care, women’s health and counseling services Monday-Friday between 9am – 5pm. You may walk in or schedule an appointment. All full time, part time, day, evening and weekend students are eligible to receive care.  Care is generally provided at no cost to the student however, we may bill your insurance so please bring your insurance card with you to your visit. There are fees for some services and screening tests.  The Health and Wellness Center is located in Main 461 (4th floor of Main Hall.  Phone: 202-884-9615

Mary’s Center: 2333 Ontario Road NW, Washington, DC 20009.  Phone: 202-483-8196

Washington Hospital Center: 110 Irving Street NW, Washington, DC 20010  Phone: 202-877-7000

Holy Cross Hospital: 1500 Forest Glen Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910  Phone: 301-754-7000

Mobile Medical Care: 9309 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, Maryland  Phone: 301-493-2400

Alexandria Neighborhood Health Center: 3804 Executive Avenue, Alexandria, Virginia  22305: 703-519-1725

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Housing Assistance and Shelters

Centro Maria: 650 Jackson Street NE, Washington, DC: 202-635-1697. For young women studying and/or working, affordable accommodations in a secure and friendly environment

House of Ruth – Madison Emergency Shelter -  for single women experiencing domestic violence: 651 10th Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20002: 202-547-2600. For families: 202-347-2777

N St. Village - For single women 18 and over: 1333 N Street NW, Washington, DC: 202-939-2076. After 4pm: 202-387-5464

SOME (So Others Might Eat)  SOME provides transitional housing for single adults and families.  These programs offer clients a safe, supportive living environment where they can address the issues that led them to become homeless.  Office address:  71 ‘O’ Street, NW  Washington, DC  20001  Phone: 202.797.8806

Virginia Williams Family Resource Center – Primary referral office for shelter and housing assistance: 25 M Street SW, Washington, DC: 202-863-1370.

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Suicide and Crisis Hotlines

For suicide prevention and emotional crisis (when you feel you can’t go on) let someone know your pain; crisis counselors are waiting for  your call.

USA National Suicide  Hotlines – Toll-free, 24 hours, 7 days a week: 1-800-SUICIDE or 1-800-273-TALK

Washington  Suicide Hotline

CrisisLink: 703-527-4077

Crisis Helpline: 888-7-WE-HELP

Maryland  Suicide Hotline

MD Crisis Hotline: 800-422-0009

Prince George ‘s  Community Crisis Services: 301-864-7161; 301-927-4500

Montgomery County Hotline: 240-777-4000

Virginia  Suicide Hotline

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Transportation Resources

Need help getting from one place to another? Looking for medical  transportation options? Bus, train, and Metro information is close at hand!



Community Transportation  Association of America ( )

Washington Metropolitan Area  Transportation Authority

Metropolitan Washington Commuter Connection

Washington/Virginia  Commuting Options


Maryland Transit Administration

Prince George’s County

Montgomery County


Virginia Department of  Rail and Public Transportation

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For more information, please contact Dr. Karen Gerlach at 202-884-9203 or via e-mail at



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