To get legal help from NLSP, you must first talk to an NLSP intake specialist, who will check eligibility. Click here for intake hours and locations. If you aren’t sure if your problem fits these categories, call 202-832-NLSP.

For victims of domestic violence:

NOTE: NLSP assists victims of domestic violence or trafficking without regard to immigration status. We will not consider the income of the abuser when determining eligibility for services.

Do you need help now?

When you are ready to get legal help, call 202-832-NLSP during our intake hours. If you need assistance outside of NLSP’s business hours, you can use the following resources:

Your first priority is your immediate safety. If you are in immediate danger, call 911.

House of Ruth provides a 24-hour shelter/safe place for battered women and their children with support groups and other resources for recovery. However, their intake hours are limited, so please contact them by phone at 202-667-7001 ext. 320. The administrative office of House of Ruth is located at 5 Thomas Circle, NW, Washington, DC 20005.

If you want to talk to someone about what you're going through, My Sister’s Place offers a confidential 24-Hour hotline: (202) 529-5991.

More Resources

Wrongfully accused of domestic violence?

If you have been wrongly accused of domestic violence, NLSP may be able to help you if there is no credible evidence to support the accusation.