DAWN Crisis Support Services
Service Provider
Deaf Abused Women’s Network (DAWN)
Can This Service Be Accessed Virtually / Remotely?
Service Description
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 of the Washington DC area, 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. Advocates here will perform the intake evaluation, as well as provide free counseling, safety planning and legal assistance and representation. DAWN advocates are here to help you throughout this process.
No insurance needed
Always Free?
Service Focus
Anxiety, Crime Victimization, Crisis Support, Depression, Gender-Based Harassment, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Stress, Suicide, Trauma
Research-Supported Treatments
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Age Groups Served
Adults, Seniors / Older Adults, Young Adults
Specialized Services for Gender Groups
Racial / Ethnic Groups Served
Asian / Pacific Islander, Black / African American, Indigenous / Native American, Latinx / Latino / Hispanic
Specialized Services for LGBTQ+
Currently Unknown
Special Groups Served
Not applicable
Deaf or Hard of hearing
Yes there is a waitlist
Eligible States
District of Columbia (D.C.)
1140 Third Street NE 2nd Floor Washington, DC 20002
Phone Number
Business Hours
Monday-Thursday 9am-7 pm; Friday 9am-9pm; Saturday and Sunday 1pm- 9pm

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