The Clothesline Project Resources

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Mónica Mayer’s site-specific installation, El Tendedero/The Clothesline Project, transforms the clothesline, a traditionally feminine object, into a tool designed to engage the community and facilitate a dialogue around women’s experience with violence—including topics such as sexual harassment, domestic violence, and trafficking.

The following are links to resources assembled by national and D.C.-based organizations offering support services and violence prevention programs.



DASH Housing Resource Center

DASH (District Alliance for Safe Housing) is a support agency providing access to safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families. The Housing Resource Center provides information on finding and keeping safe housing, tenants rights, and violence prevention training. The DASH Housing Toolkit is a comprehensive resource document for survivors of domestic violence facing homelessness.

DC Coalition Against Domestic Violence

DCCADV is the federally-recognized statewide coalition of domestic violence programs, organizations and individuals organized to ensure the elimination of domestic violence in the District of Columbia. This directory lists resources and organizations in DC, Virginia and Maryland that provide services to victims of domestic violence including emergency shelter, 24-hour crisis hotlines, food, clothing, transportation, legal assistance, counseling, community education and more.

DC Safe

DC SAFE (Survivors and Advocates for Empowerment) ensures the safety and self-determination for survivors of domestic violence in the Washington, D.C. area through emergency services, court advocacy and system reform. This resource map was created to help clients more easily locate culturally and linguistically appropriate support services in the D.C. Metropolitan area.

House of Ruth

House of Ruth is a non-profit organization that serves more than 600 women and children who are abused and homeless in Washington, D.C. by providing nurturing, structured, safe housing and caring, individualized services in order to capitalize on the participants' strengths and meet their specific needs. Reach a 24-hour confidential hotline for victims in need by calling (877) 988-5559.

La Clinica del Pueblo

La Clinica del Pueblo is a non-profit, federally qualified health center that serves the Latino and immigrant populations of the Washington, D.C. Metro area. La Clinica’s goal is to provide culturally appropriate health services, focusing on those most in need. The Entre Amigas (Among Friends) program addresses Latina women’s roles as breadwinners, partners, and mothers, and focuses on issues such as reproductive health and domestic violence.

Know Your IX

Founded in 2013, Know Your IX is a survivor- and youth-led project of Advocates for Youth that aims to empower students to end sexual and intimate partner violence in their schools. The group provides resources for survivors, as well as family and friends of survivors.

RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network)

RAINN is the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization and a leading authority on sexual violence. Their programs and expertise page offers information about victim services, public education, public policy, and consulting services. They also operate the National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline, accessible by phone at (800) 656-HOPE or at


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