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Upcoming Events

School Supply Drive!

July 22 @ 8:00 am - August 26 @ 5:00 pm

Together, we can provide a backpack filled with school supplies for 40 school-aged youth in our programs! Join us to collect supplies for a successful return to school this year. Wish List: https://www.target.com/gift-registry/gift/dash-schoollist 

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. 


Join DASH’s Monthly Giving Empowerment Circle!

A recurring monthly gift has a lasting impact to empower lives year-round.

Become a Monthly Donor

Urgent Needs

Our Current Wish List Needs:

  • New Sheets and Towels (Twin/Full)
  • New Dishware and Glassware
  • Groceries

Shop and Ship from DASH’s Target Registry

Your Impact in FY 2021. Together, we are empowering lives.

94 Adults Housed Safely
90 Children Housed Safely
92 Survivors Welcomed during COVID-19
920 Survivors received Rapid Rehousing
4,205 Survivors received Housing & Advocacy Services
35% Increase in service requests fulfilled compared to FY 2020
63 Survivors received Emergency Financial Assistance
1st Launched Safe Nights Fund for Emergency Hotel Stays


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
202-462-3274 | info@dashdc.org | 501(c)(3) | #71-1019574