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4/30: Allies in Change

Mark your calendar for the 5th annual Allies in Change awards reception on Thursday, April 30th. We will spend the evening at the beautiful new Center for Strategic and International Studies as we honor the DC Safe Housing Champions who support DASH. 

  • DASH is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms.

    We seek to strengthen and expand the local safety net for survivors by providing high quality, voluntary services that are responsive to their individual needs and by engaging lawmakers, community members, service providers, and survivors in the movement to make safe housing more accessible in the short-term and less necessary in the long-term.

    In 2014, DASH safely housed 331 individuals (152 women and 179 children) in our programs, providing over 100,000 “safe nights” for victims away from the threat of violence.

    We also prevented another 352 women and families from falling into homelessness by facilitating their placements in emergency, transitional, and permanent housing through our Housing Resource Center and educated over 2,000 women and community advocates about the housing protections afforded to victims under local and federal law.