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.
- Suicide and Crisis Hotlines
- Domestic Violence Assistance
- Emergency Food Assistance
- Housing Assistance and Shelters
Other Rapid Resources
- Child Care Resources
- Disability Resources
- Immigration Resources
- Transportation Resources
- Family and Women’s Health Resources
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
Crisis Helpline, 888-7-WE-HELP
MD Crisis Hotline, 800-422-0009
Prince George ‘s Community Crisis Services
Montgomery County Hotline
Domestic violence is a widespread problem that occurs among all ages, genders, races, educational backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups. There is no typical victim. Help is available – here’s where to find it.
DC Rape Crisis Center
PO Box 34125
Washington, DC 20043
24-hour hotline: 202-333-RAPE
Domestic Violence Intake Center
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20001
1328 Southern Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20032
My Sister’s Place Counseling Center
24-hour hotline: 202-529-5991
Montgomery County Abused Persons Program
24-hour hotline: 240-777-4673
Prince George ‘s County Family Crisis Center
24-hour hotline: 301-731-1203
Sexual Assault Center
Alexandria Battered Women’s Shelter
421 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Doorways Battered Women’s Emergency Shelter and Safe House
PO Box 10085
Arlington, Virginia 22210
Hotline and Information: 703-237-0881
Fairfax Battered Women’s Shelter
1850 Cameron Glen Road
Reston, Virginia 20190
24 hours: 703-435-4940
The number of Washington-area residents living with hunger has spiked by nearly 40 percent since 2001, according to a recent survey. How can you provide your family with nutritious meals? Where can you get advice and support?
Capital Area Food Bank
645 Taylor Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017
Martin Luther King, Jr. Multi-Service Center
(Ward 5 & 6, referrals)
1326 Florida Avenue, NE
Washington, DC 20002
MSB Community Outreach House
(Ward 5 or referral)
2411 Lawrence Street
Hot food on Fridays 10am to 2pm
Northeastern Presbyterian Church Food Pantry
(application; SSN, Medicaid, or driver’s license)
2112 Varnum Street, NE
Washington, DC 20018
Contact: Ms. Waters
Spanish Catholic Center
1618 Monroe Street. NW
Contact: Sr. Carmen Soto
Weekly food bags distributed, emergency food as needed
A friend when needed — housing options and emergency shelters
650 Jackson Street, NE
For young women studying and/or working: 202-635-1697, Affordable accommodations in a secure and friendly environment
House of Ruth – Madison Emergency Shelter
651 10 th Avenue, NW.
Washington, DC 20002
For single women experiencing domestic violence: 202-547-2600, For families: 202-347-2777
N St. Village / Bethany Women’s Center
1333 N Street, NW
For single women 18 and over: 202-939-2076
After 4pm: 202-387-5464
Thea Bowman House
4065 Minnesota Avenue, NE
For women 18 and over and their children under 18: 202-399-1385, 2-year transitional housing program
Virginia Williams Family Resource Center
25 M Street, SW
Primary referral office for shelter and housing assistance
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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 DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
Day Care Washington DC
Offers a directory of day care centers and child care providers.
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 DC, 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 DC, 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 Resource and Referral Network
VACCRRN develops, maintains and expands quality child care resource and referral services throughout 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 DC, Maryland, and Virginia
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Need information about physical or learning disabilities? What programs and services are available? How can you find them?
The Disability Guide
The Guide provides comprehensive information on resources in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.
National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities
Find resources and support information.
Find information about citizenship, permanent residency, employment and student authorization, adoptions, refugee status. Download forms and locate answers to your questions.
US Citizenship and Immigration Services
National Customer Service Center : 1-800-375-5283
Need help getting from one place to another? Looking for medical transportation options? Bus, train, and Metro information is close at hand!
Emergency care, physician referrals, health kits, health fairs, screenings. Services for children – including examinations and immunizations. Services for women – including gynecology, pregnancy confirmation, prenatal care, colposcopy, diagnosis and treatment of infections.
2333 Ontario Road, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Washington Hospital Center
110 Irving Street, NW
Washington, DC 20010
Holy Cross Hospital
1500 Forest Glen Road
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
Mobile Medical Care
9309 Old Georgetown Road
Alexandria Neighborhood Health Center
3804 Executive Avenue
Alexandria, Virginia 22305
Queen Street Clinic
1000 Queen Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314