Upcoming Events

The Vagina Monologues East of the River

February 18 @ 3:00 - 5:00

The Vagina Monologues East of the River is hosting its 5th annual benefit production of Eve Ensler’s award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues at the Anacostia Arts Center in DC. Proceeds are generously supporting DASH. 

Did you know…

Domestic Violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children.

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

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Urgent Needs

  • Diapers and Pull-Ups
  • Metro 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