Awards and Media


Since 2006, DASH’s low-barrier model has been recognized and awarded for its innovative approach to providing safe housing for survivors and their children.

  • Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women award to launch the National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH);
  • Honorable Mention Recipient of the 2015 EXCEL Award from the Center for Nonprofit Advancement;
  • One of the region’s best small charities in the 2015-2016 Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington;
  • Ad 2 DC’s Public Service Award in 2015;
  • One of four national awardees of the Mary Bryon Project’s Celebrating Solutions Award for 2014;
  • Receiving the Outstanding Corporate/Nonprofit Partner Serving Women with The MassMutual Citizenship Award from the Washington Business Journal in 2013;
  • A “share your story” video recipient from the Giving Library in 2014; and
  • One of the region’s best small charities in the 2011-2012 Catalogue for Philanthropy Greater Washington.


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  • Q&A with DASH Staff Feature in On Tap Magazine
  • “How Some Shelter Rules Designed to Keep Domestic Violence Survivors Safe Can Harm Them”, DCist
  • “Need to Leave, Nowhere to go: Local Org Gives New Life to Survivors of Abuse”, WTOP Living
  • DASH’s Executive Director and Elder Housing Resource Specialist on iHeart Radio, listen here
  • “Safe Housing for Domestic Violence Survivors is more than Shelter”Blog on Urban Institute’s, How Housing Matters
  • “Exercising for a Cause – DASH Awareness Day” with Kidd O’Shea of ABC7