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Dash into December

December 1, 2019 @ 8:00 am - January 5, 2020 @ 11:30 pm

Each year, DASH provides a continuum of safe housing options for survivors and families who need to reach safety in order to escape abuse. In the last year, your support helped us connect 2,162 Adults and Children with safe housing and resources.  ‘Tis the Season to Give Back…’Tis the Season to #GiveSafety. Two Impactful Ways to Support our DASH into December Campaign: Host a holiday drive and donate new gifts and gifts card for our Holiday Gift Shop Make a ... read more

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

Make the Season Merry and Bright for DASH Survivors & Families!

Holiday Wish List:

  • Gift Cards
  • New Toys
  • Legos

Holiday Wish List 

Your Impact in FY2019. Together, we are empowering lives.

142 Adults Housed Safely
101 Children Housed Safely
306 Hours of support groups for adults and children
44 Weekly Walk-in Clinics Hosted
75% Survivors Transitioned to New Homes
1,858 # of Survivors Connected to Housing Resources
61 Grants For Emergency Financial Assistance
37 New 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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