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Upcoming Events

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

October 1 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 11:30 pm

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we have a $10,000 match!  Each year during this time, we come together as a community to raise awareness and support of domestic violence survivors. If each of us individually chooses to do #1thing to support survivors this month, we can have a huge impact!   Volunteer your time with a domestic violence organization Advocate for policies that support survivors and advance racial equity Speak out against survivor stereotypes Or give generously to meet ... read more

Did you know…

Domestic Violence is a leading cause of homelessness for women and children. DASH innovates longer-term and survivor-centered safe housing options and holistic services to ensure that no survivor has to become homeless as a result of abuse. 

ALL survivors are welcome including women, men, immigrant survivors, elder survivors, and LGBTQ+ survivors. 


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Urgent Needs

Our Current Wish List Needs:

  • Lyft and Uber Gift Cards
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Groceries

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Your Impact in FY2020. Together, we are empowering lives.

239 Adults Housed Safely
623 Children Housed Safely
1st Program Launched for Youth Survivors (18-24)
100% Self-Identified Goal Plans Created
81 Survivors Welcomed during COVID-19
3,113 Individuals & Families Received Advocacy Services
63 Survivors Received Emergency Financial Assistance
83 Volunteers Trained & 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.


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District Alliance for Safe Housing | PO Box 91730 Washington, DC 20090
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