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 and wraparound services to ensure that no survivor has to become homeless as a result of abuse.

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Urgent Needs

Our Current Wish List Needs:

  • Lyft and Uber Gift Cards
  • New Sheets (Twin/Full) and New Towel Sets
  • Groceries

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

239 Adults Housed Safely
623 Children Housed Safely
1st 24-Month Program Launched for Youth Survivors (18-24)
100% Survivors Created Self-Identified Goal Plans
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.

“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


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District Alliance for Safe Housing | PO Box 91730 Washington, DC 20090
202-462-3274 | info@dashdc.org | 501(c)(3) | #71-1019574