Rape is an act of violence and control, using sex as a weapon. It is not motivated by sexual desire, but by the desire to overpower and dominate another person.

Healing emotionally after rape can be a complex process. You do not have to go on this journey alone. One of the most important things you can do to help yourself is to get as much support as possible. DCRCC offers free individual, couple, and family counseling, a variety of support groups, classes, and gatherings, and a 24-hour hotline (202-333-RAPE).

DC Rape Crisis Center counseling staff also conduct professional development seminars and workshops to equip the field to better serve survivors of sexual violence.

For more information about our services, follow this link: DC Rape Crisis Center Counseling Services, or contact Indira Henard at or 202-232-0789.

Para servicios en español, siga este enlace. 

Learn more about opportunities to volunteer with DCRCC.

Upcoming Events:

  • Day of Healing- Saturday March 1, 2014 9am to 6pm. The theme is “ Inner Child Play”
  • Monthly Client Gathering for Women held the last Friday of Every Month. 6:30pm to 8:30pm. The topic varies each month.
  • Hero’s Journey: Writers’ Retreat for Male Survivors - Feb 15, Mar 15, Apr 19.

To explore participating in these programs, contact Indira Henard at or 202-232-0789.