DOMESTIC ABUSE INTERVENTION SERVICES

Rating: 4.53 stars   17 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Crime & Law

Location: PO Box 1761 Madison WI 53701 USA

Mission:

Our mission is to empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education and outreach.


Geographic areas served: Dane County, Wisconsin
Programs: DAIS provides support, safety, and advocacy for adult and child victims of domestic abuse in Dane County. We do this through our 24-hour crisis/help line, support groups, crisis response and legal advocacy programs, 25-bed emergency shelter, programming for children, community education and outreach, and prevention curriculum for middle-school aged students.
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EIN 39-1268238
608-251-1237
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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

Everyone deserves to reach their full potential. Everyone deserves a safe, loving home. That is why I volunteer. I want all the women who experiance violence to know that we, as a community, care for her and are there for her...we want her to reach her full potential-however she may describe it. DAIS provides the love, safety, and reality of "next step" planning for people to get into a safe, secure life pattern.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing the people invovled in this organization have purpose and drive to make our community safer for everyone. It empowers the volunteers, staff, and clients to all work together towards a more peaceful community.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

This is an organization that does terrific work day in and day out, but is stressed from too much demand for its services. It is a place of safety, comfort, and new beginnings. I am proud to be on its board even though it means learning things about your community and humanity that you find personally challenging. Volunteering for and supporting DAIS is very rewarding, because they are making a difference and changing lives of victims and future generations.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Through interactions with the dedicated, hardworking, and engaged staff and board, I have come to know and appreciate the significant need in our community for DAIS, as well, as the incredible positive impact that DAIS has on victims of domestic violence.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to provide them the resources they need to better serve victims, and the community. DAIS does so much with so little, yet, there are still too many victims that cannot be served because of a lack of space and funding. This needs to change!

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Learning how much other people, including the staff of DAIS, care about those in our community that are in need of assistance.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

simply incredible. I don't know how they work with people, in life or death situations, under so much stress, day after day.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have a facility that would meet the needs of the community rather than turning away victims (parents and children) on a regular basis because they don't have the room to house them. Too often this means staying with the abuser.

Ways to make it better...

I had a million dollars to share with them!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding, and community awareness. Too few people in the community know about them, the huge demand for their services and the great things that they are doing.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Domestic abuse impacts the individuals and the community in so, so many ways. This is a community issue and it will take community support to appropriately address it.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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10 people found this review helpful

I am just beginning to get acquainted with this organization and am totally impressed. I am serving on the board of trustees where our primary purpose is to increase DAIS awareness and donations, furthering our reach. The need is definitely greater than the funds, but everyone is working so positively to enact change one step at a time. The staff & volunteers work with very limited resources to make unbelievably positive & measurable differences for people in the Madison community. I am honored & excited to be a part of helping people change their lives for the better.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Hearing people's personal testimonies, participating in meetings & events, and reviewing some available statistics on their successes.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services has provided vital services to the community for over 30 years. Their work helping victims of domestic violence and educating the community on the impact of Domestic Violence has been wonderful. I have found the staff to be dedicated and professional, they are truly helping people deal with the trauma of DV. Please help DAIS work towards an end to Domestic Violence in our community.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the success stories of individuals that have overcome the trauma of domestic violence.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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