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Awards and Media


Since DASH was founded in 2006, we have been recognized and awarded for our innovative approach to safe housing for survivors, including:

  • DASH is honored with four Purple Ribbon Awards from DomesticShelters.org, September 2022.
  • Excellence in Chief Executive Leadership Award, Center for Nonprofit Advancement, November 2021.
  • Congresswoman Norton selects DASH among 15 Community Project Funding awards in FY 2022, press release.
  • The Leadership Greater Washington Community Partner of the Year Award presented by the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation, 2021
  • DASH featured as an innovator doing important work in FreeFrom’s, “Making Safety Affordable – Intimate Partner Violence is an Asset-Building Issue“.
  • Executive Director, Koube Ngaaje, receives NBC4 “Working for the Community” Honoree Award during Black History Month, 2020
  • DASH selected as a Lyft Community Grant Winner, 2019
  • One of the Best NonProfits in Greater DC” award from the Catalogue for Philanthropy,  2019
  • DASH Among First to Receive Bezos Day 1 Families Fund Grant, 2018
  • Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women award to launch the National Alliance for Safe Housing (NASH), 2016;
  • 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.


For media requests, please send an email to info@dashdc.org.



  • DASH Welcomes the U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), and Rosie Hildalgo, Senior Advisor on Gender-Based Violence and Special Assistant to the President, White House Gender Policy Council for a site visit of its Cornerstone safe housing program.


  • Washington Post Interview – “Domestic violence will increase during coronavirus quarantines and stay-at-home orders, experts warn”, March 2020
  • Executive Director, Koube Ngaaje, receives NBC4 “Working for the Community” Honoree Award during Black History Month, 2020


  • DASH’s Executive Director, Koube Ngaaje, featured on News4 Your Sunday program with Pat Muse for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (at 16:00)







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