Safe Havens

The Animal Welfare Institute Safe Havens Mapping Project

The entities included in this listing either provide sheltering services for the companion animals of domestic violence victims, have a relationship with an entity that does, or provide referrals to such facilities.

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AWI strives to ensure the accuracy of the Safe Havens Mapping Project directory by subjecting it to ongoing refinement and updating. If you notice that we have omitted a listing from this registry that provides information about a safe place for pets of domestic violence, or if you spot an error in any of the listings, please let us know by filling out this form. The Safe Havens Mapping Project directory is for information only; inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by AWI, nor should it be construed as a guarantee from AWI that the locations listed will be available to provide shelter or services. Please contact the listed entities directly regarding the services provided. For more information or if you have comments concerning the directory, please contact Dr. Mary Lou Randour at

There are currently 1,370 safe havens.
Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Resource Project
Contact for address
Washington, DC 20044
May 15, 2013
DC Safe Support for Empowerment
Contact for address
Washington, DC 20001
May 15, 2013
My Sister's Place
Contact for address
Washington, DC 20001
May 15, 2013
Washington Humane Society
Contact for address
Washington, DC 20002
February 11, 2014