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DASI is excited to announce our participation in The Allstate Foundation Purple Purse Challenge again this year. Last year, DASI supporters helped to raise $36,017 in donations and cash prizes for survivors of domestic violence. Our goal this year is to raise over $70,000 to make much needed repairs to our DASI Outreach Community Center where over 350 victims of domestic and sexual violence per year come for advocacy and counseling services. We cannot accomplish this goal without your help!   

The Purple Purse Challenge is a fundraising campaign launched by The Allstate Foundation where charities benefiting domestic violence survivors compete to raise the most money with the top charity winning a grand prize cash donation of $100,000 from The Allstate Foundation. The challenge runs from 12pm ET October 2nd until 1:59pm on October 31st. In addition to the $100,000 grand prize, there will be weekly fundraising challenges with opportunities to win more prize money from The Allstate Foundation. The organization that raises the most will receive a $100,000 donation. And, second through fifth place also get large cash donations ranging from $15,000-$50,000. We're ready to raise as much money as we can so we can win the $100,000 grand prize donation! 

Here’s How You Can Help!! 

As a friend and supporter of DASI, we know that you want to help out in any way you can. Therefore, I am asking that if you were planning on making an end-of-year donation to DASI, you consider making that donation now, during this challenge. That way, your contribution will generate even more funds for DASI by helping us compete for Allstate Foundation prizes, perhaps even the big one-- $100,000!

Your donation must be made online by following the Purple Purse donation button on this page. Another way to help raise funds is to set up your own Purple Purse Challenge fundraising page and reach out to your network of friends, family, and colleagues to help us reach our goal. It is easy to set up your fundraising page by following the link and clicking on “Fundraise for this Campaign”. We and the clients of DASI are so grateful for your support.

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The staff of DASI believes in the strength of survivors and begins by helping them to believe in themselves.

Many survivors are unaware that they have shown strength and courage in coping with their situations, in protecting their children, or by simply staying alive. Survivors can only make informed decisions about their lives when they feel safe, when they are aware of their options and when they know they are not alone.

DASI staff can assist with physical, emotional and psychological injuries, and help with safety planning, housing and financial emergencies. Services such as a 24-hour helpline, emergency shelter, counseling, support groups, advocacy, court preparation, medical and legal accompaniment, children's services, transportation, food and clothing are available.

"DASI literally saved my life and my daughter's life. We were so afraid something really bad was going to happen, and we were very grateful for the shelter." T.M.

"Facing him in court alone would have been my undoing.
The support of my advocate and the information she shared with me was SO helpful in making important life decisions and moving forward." D.S.