The District Alliance for Safe Housing Receives its First Grant from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation

The District Alliance for Safe Housing, Inc. (DASH) announced today that it received its first grant award of $25,000 from the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation. This contribution will be used to support DASH’s safe housing programs and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families in Washington, DC.

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“It’s an honor for DASH to be accepted as a first-time grantee of the Meyer Foundation,” said Peg Hacskaylo, Executive Director of DASH.

Washington, DC (PRWEB) June 10, 2014

Founded in 1944 by Washington Post publisher Eugene Meyer and his wife, author and social activist Agnes Ernst Meyer, the Meyer Foundation identifies and invests in visionary leaders and effective community-based nonprofit organizations that are working to create lasting improvements in the lives of low-income people in the Washington, DC metropolitan region, and works to strengthen the region’s nonprofit sector as a vital and respected partner in meeting community needs.

“It’s an honor for DASH to be accepted as a first-time grantee of the Meyer Foundation,” said Peg Hacskaylo, Executive Director of DASH. “This support is not only generous but also critical as it funds general operations. We appreciate the Meyer Foundation’s dedication to nonprofits through this type of support, which will allow DASH to continue its innovative mission to provide safe housing and services for survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families in Washington, DC.”

DASH was one of twenty-eight organizations to receive a grant through the Meyer Foundation’s Healthy Communities program area, which supports organizations that provide healthcare and other essential services and advocacy organizations working to advance policy changes that will lead to lasting improvements in the lives of low-income people throughout the Washington, region.

To learn more about DASH, visit http://www.dashdc.org/support-us.

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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.


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