Survivor Stories: Alisha

Alisha* and her two children lived with domestic violence for 10 years before being connected to DASH through our Housing Resource Center.

When Alisha found DASH, we helped her feel safe, and provided life-changing emergency housing for her and her two school-aged children through our Cornerstone safe housing program.

She shared, My self-esteem, self-worth, and independence [were] nearly nonexistent. I had no safe, stable place of refuge for me and my children to go. I didn’t know where to start. I thought my life was over.” 

We built a trusting relationship with Alisha to learn about her specific circumstances, needs, and her short- and long-term goals. In addition to housing, we empowered Alisha to make the decisions that were right for her and her family during this time of transition.

“Knowing you are safe at night…that you and your family are protected…it makes a world of difference. DASH has allowed me the comfort of knowing I had a stable place for two years to regain control of my life.” 

*Names have been changed to protect confidentiality and safety.

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