DASI COVID-19 UPDATE as of March 25, 2020
WE ARE HERE TO HELP!!!
DASI continues to make decisions and plans based on information and directives from the CDC, federal, state and local healthcare professionals, the Governor’s Office, Sussex County, and local municipalities. We are following social distancing and sanitizing practices to help protect the health of our staff, our clients, and the community.
The DASI 24-hour Helpline 973-875-1211 is always available for information and support. Collect and anonymous calls are accepted. Contact may also be made through the DASI Text Line at 973-222-2593 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: the Helpline is available for service providers as well as victims and survivors. During this challenging time, individuals and families may be trapped in abusive, even dangerous situations. If you need help helping someone, please reach out to us.
The DASI Safe House is operational. Access by calling the 24-hour Helpline at 973-875-1211. We continue to perform stringent cleaning and sanitizing protocols as well as social distancing practices in the Safe House.
While the DASI Outreach Center, the DASI Legal Advocacy Center, and the DECIDE Program are temporarily closed to in-person services, assistance is available by phone:
We hope to have remote counseling and groups available as soon as we obtain a platform that complies with our confidentiality requirements.
The Morning Glory Shop is closed until further notice. All April events have been cancelled and our May 2nd Kentucky Derby Party fundraising event has been postponed.
We are being as creative as possible to assist those in need. We want to help if we can, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you need to!!
Stay safe everyone!
Chief Executive Officer
DASI is a 501(c)3 private, nonprofit organization, established in 1984, providing comprehensive services
to survivors of domestic and sexual violence and their families, and survivors of human trafficking,
in Sussex County, NJ. Survivor services are free and confidential. > learn more about DASI
Are you or someone you know seeking shelter from domestic violence, sexual assault, or human trafficking? The DASI Safe House can provide a safe home when home isn’t safe. > Click here to learn more
There are many ways you can help: Donate, volunteer or coordinate a fundraiser. Each and every donation makes a difference in the lives of those suffering from domestic and sexual abuse. > Find out how you can help
"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.
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. Philosophically, DASI is built on the cornerstones of victim safety and offender accountability within a framework of empowerment. 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. Offenders can only change when they take responsibility for their actions and behaviors.
Social change requires strong advocacy. DASI advocates at local, state and national levels to improve the response of systems, organizations, institutions and the community to survivors of domestic and sexual violence. We work to inform and educate, and to bring safe practices into others’ work with survivors. Advocacy is also at the core of our work with individuals, assisting them as they navigate the court system and obtain post-shelter housing and financial assistance.
Strong community partnerships strengthen the network of services for survivors. DASI staff participate on local committees, boards, and task forces to stay informed and provide feedback on local policy and practice. DASI also networks and partners with other organizations in grants, awareness events and cross-training to facilitate a wide community knowledge base regarding domestic and sexual violence intervention.
DASI’s violence prevention programming is dedicated to ending domestic and sexual violence and human trafficking.
24-Hour Helpline for information and support 973-875-1211. Collect calls accepted. Deaf and Hearing Impaired Text Line 973-222-2593