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Who is My DC Council Member?

  • DC Council:
  • DC Council Member List 2015
    • Chairman Phil Mendelson
    • Councilmember At Large, Vincent B. Orange, Sr.
    • Councilmember At Large, Anita D. Bonds
    • Councilmember At Large, David Grosso
    • Councilmember At Large, Elissa Silverman
    • Councilmember Ward 1, Brianne Nadeau
    • Councilmember Ward 2, Jack Evans
    • Councilmember Ward 3, Mary M. Cheh
    • Councilmember Ward 4, Brandon T. Todd
    • Councilmember Ward 5, Kenyan McDuffie
    • Councilmember Ward 6, Charles Allen
    • Councilmember Ward 7, Yvette M. Alexander
    • Councilmember Ward 8, Laruby  May
  • How to Find Your Ward:
  • List of Washington DC Government Officials: Council Listing – 2015

Who is My United States Representative? Who are my Senators?

How to Contact My Members of Congress There are several ways to contact your members of Congress to communicate about relevant sexual assault issues. Contacting your Member of Congress can be as simple as writing an email or making a telephone call. Members of Congress have local district offices as well as offices in Washington, DC. Complete contact information for these offices should be available on their individual websites.

  • In-Person Meeting
    • You can meet with your members of Congress or their staff in their local district office.
  • By Phone
    • You can call your member of Congress’ DC or district office directly. Their contact number is located on their individual website. Or, you can call the Capitol Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask the operator to connect you with the correct office.
  • By letter:
    • Writing a letter to your member of Congress can be a valuable way to communicate.
    • When you write to your U.S. Senator, you may address your letter as follows:

The Honorable (Senator’s Name) United States Senate Washington, D.C. 20510

  • When you write to your Representative, you may address your letter as follows:

The Honorable (Representative’s Name) United States House of Representatives Washington, D.C. 20515

  • By email:
    • Many members of Congress have web site functions that allow you to email them a message. Please check their individual websites for this feature. Remember to personalize your email.

Questions? If you have questions about contacting members of Congress, call DCRCC’s Policy & Advocacy team at (202) 232-0789 or email us at

The DC Rape Crisis Center's Response to COVID-19

The DC Rape Crisis Center is deeply committed to the health, wellness and saftey of our clients, as well as the broader community. Out of abundance of caution, and in accordance with the COVID-19 pandemic, the DC Rape Crisis Center is suspending in person services, and will be delivering services remotely until further notice. 

Our therapists will be providing virtual counseling services to youth & young adults, as well as adults who need our support during this challenging time.You can still call or email to schedule an intake appointment for services.  For adults you may reach out to Rubi Mancilla at 202-470-1188 or

For Youth and Young Adults you may call Alyza Weinberg at 202-470-1530 or

Our advocates are available via our 24/7 hotline please reach out if you need support 202-333-RAPE.

If you are any agency and would like to request training and technical assistance virtually please reach out to Chandra Dawson at 202-618-5088 or

We know that these are challenging, and unprecedented times right now.  The staff at the DC Rape Crisis Center will continue to create pathways for your healing journey. If you have any further questions please reach out to

We are wishing you, and your loved ones good health. Take care and be well.