Washington, DC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014
The District Alliance for Safe Housing (DASH) announced that domestic violence survivor and advocate Yvette Cade will deliver Special Remarks at DASH’s 4th Annual Allies in Change Awards Luncheon on April 2nd.
Registration is open for the annual awards luncheon for DASH partners, members, and supporters, who come together to recognize community partners who have made a difference in the lives of women and children facing homelessness due to domestic and sexual violence. The luncheon will take place at the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill. Tickets and Sponsorships are available (http://www.eventbrite.com/e/dash-allies-in-change-awards-luncheon-tickets-8174262439)
On October 10, 2005, Yvette Cade’s life was permanently altered when her then estranged husband came into her workplace and set her on fire. Although she sustained severe burns, Yvette emerged from the hospital a survivor. She has since appeared in several national television programs including Oprah and CNN and her story has been told in The Washington Post, The New York Times, People Magazine, and Essence Magazine.
Yvette Cade has been recognized by the United States Department of Justice for her courage and received the Congressional Victim’s Rights Caucus Award which recognizes a crime victim/survivor who has taken a personal tragedy to triumph over adversity. Since her release from the hospital, Yvette Cade has established a foundation as her platform to speak to and support victims of domestic violence and has become a fierce domestic violence advocate.
“We are honored to have Yvette Cade as this year’s Special Guest Speaker,” said Peg Hacskaylo, Executive Director of DASH. “Yvette’s journey is powerful and her advocacy for survivors of domestic violence fits the mission of this event to award safe housing champions in Washington, DC.”
DASH is an innovator in providing access to safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families as they rebuild their lives on their own terms. We seek to strengthen and expand the local safety net for survivors by providing high quality, voluntary services that are responsive to their individual needs and by engaging lawmakers, community members, service providers, and survivors in the movement to make safe housing more accessible in the short-term and less necessary in the long-term.