Support DAWN!

Make a donation to DAWN!

Combined Federal Campaign (CFC): #14755

DC OneFund: #8728

Reasons to Support DAWN

  • The incidence of abuse in the Deaf community is much greater than in the hearing community.
  • Established in 1999, DAWN is the only resource in the DC area that provides specialized services and access to Deaf survivors of abuse as well as preventative outreach.
  • We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Your donation is tax-deductible and goes a long way to supporting our programs.

Ways to Support DAWN

  • Make a monetary donation. Consider making it in someone else’s name as a holiday or birthday gift!
  • Make a donation of in-kind services. Please contact
  • Attend our events. DAWN's annual fundraising gala, BOOTS, is held every February. We also hold smaller gatherings throughout the year. Visit our News & Events section for more information.
  • Volunteer!


DAWN accepts volunteers! Volunteers should be interested in:

  • Empowering Deaf survivors of domestic violence and sexual violence.
  • Empathizing with survivors by giving support and being there for them.
  • Advocating for survivors at court, hospitals and other appointments.

Please contact Shazia for an application and further information on volunteering: