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Frequently Asked Questions

Does DASH guarantee housing placement?

DASH does not guarantee housing placement. Our trained advocates will work with each survivor based on their individual and familial needs through advocacy, safety planning, and housing counseling at the Housing Resource Clinic. Our main purpose is to equip survivors with knowledge of their housing rights to maintain their housing and share accessible options available to them within the DC region.

What documentation do I need to bring to the Housing Resource Clinic?

DASH does not require any documentation when providing services at the Housing Resource Clinic. We take the word of the survivor from their identity to their story.

Documentation is strongly suggested when requesting Survivor Resilience Fund as it adds to your self advocacy. Requests will only be accepted if funds are available.

Does coming to HRC serve as intake into Cornerstone?

No, the Housing Resource Center serves as an entry point if we have an available apartment that fits the family size of the survivor. At that time, we will complete a referral form and send it to our Director of Programs. Our Director of Programs or a DASH Advocate will then contact the survivor to start the intake process.

When is the best time and way to contact DASH?

We are community based with varying schedules, which means we are not by the phone at any given time on any given weekday. The best way to reach us is via email. If you do not have internet or computer access and it is easier to call, leave a clear voicemail and we will get back to you in 24-48 hours. We are available on Wednesdays in person at our housing clinics. We see the last person at 3:30pm.

Email: info@dashdc.org

Phone: 202-290-2356 x 101

Where is the housing resource clinic located?

At this time, the Clinic has shifted to a call-in clinic on Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm.

For safe housing resources, please call us at: 202-290-2356 x 101.

Does DASH have a waitlist?

No, we operate on a first come first serve basis.

What is the status of my application?

We do not have or keep applications to our Cornerstone Housing Program.

Housing Resource Clinic

The Housing Resource Center is the hub of DASH’s efforts to prevent homelessness among domestic and sexual violence survivors. We assist survivors in completing housing applications, obtaining safety transfers, navigating the public housing system, and making connections to community services.

The Housing Resource Clinic takes place every Wednesday from 1pm-3pm. Advocates are here for you, please call 202-290-2356 or email referral@dashdc.org.

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