Upcoming Events

Denim Against DV

December 1 @ 4:00 - 5:00

Host a “Denim Against DV” drive at your place of work or with friends! A great way to give back, engage employees and friends, and wear denim for a good cause. For $5, you can purchase stickers to wear jeans on certain days in a given month. To get started, learn more in our Guide, click here, or contact Jessy at 202-462-3274 x227. #DenimAgainstDV  

Did you know…

Domestic Violence is a leading cause of homelessness both locally and nationally.

DASH provides a continuum of safe housing options to ensure that no survivor has to become homeless as a result of abuse.

Join DASH’s Monthly Giving Empowerment Circle!

A recurring monthly gift has a lasting impact to empower lives.

Become a Monthly Donor

Urgent Needs

  • Diapers and Pull-Ups
  • Metro Fare Cards
  • New Sheets (Twin/Full)
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush/Toothpaste
  • Soap and Lotion

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Your Impact in FY2018. Together, we are empowering lives.

118,000 "Safe Nights” Away from Violence
146 Adults Housed Safely
178 Children Housed Safely
47 Weekly Walk-in Clinics Hosted
1,105 Survivors Provided with Housing Advocacy/Resources
1,638 # of Calls Supported
55 Grants For Emergency Financial Assistance
70 New Volunteers Welcomed!

Our Mission

DASH is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and services to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms. We envision a culture where safe housing is a human right shared by everyone.


Since 2006, DASH remains the largest dedicated safe housing provider for survivors and their families escaping violence in the District.

“I wasn’t allowed to have a key when I lived with my husband. When DASH gave me a key to my own apartment I felt like Nelson Mandela in South Africa -free!”

–DASH Resident/Survivor