I am a former employee of DAIS.
I am currently a supportive community member.
I have worked as an advocate and trainer in the area of intimate partner violence since 1992.
DAIS services are critical and necessary. The people touched by the work are forever changed. Until the violence stops, I hope DAIS is there to support those in need.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
DAIS has a unique role in our community. The struggle of women and children to live free of violence is central to work. I look to the day when DAIS can close because of a lack of need. Until then, I will continue to promote and support the staff and the consumers.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
I hope the community continues to come together around the need for a new facility for DAIS to work from. DV work is hard enough. Victims are already marginalized in so many ways. Space to do the work, to heal the wounds is crucial to moving us forward.