Everyone, regardless of circumstances, should have a fundamental right to a place of shelter, and help to rebuild their life

Our impact

In 2016 we accepted 470 referrals, 48 of which were rough sleepers. We accommodated 110 residents throughout the year, 52 of those residents moved on into properties belonging to local authorities, housing associations and private landlords.



Fundraise for Us

Here at DASH we rely upon the support we get through fundraising to help deliver our services and achieve our goals. We need to identify alternative income sources and fundraising is key to maintaining service delivery and helping to sustain the charity.



Submit referral

To make a referral please complete the form with as much information as possible, not forgetting your contact details. We will endeavour to process your application as quickly as possible.



Latest News


  • New DASH Head Office

    DASH have moved its head office to a refurbished pub in Gilesgate Read more

  • Recent donations

    We would like to thank those organisations who continue to provide valuable support. Read more

  • Treasurer & trustees needed!

    Do you have a few hours a month to work with our trustees and staff management team to strengthen DASH and provide a sustainable future for the charity? Read more

  • C2C Cycling Success

    Two coastlines, 135 miles, 10 cyclists, ONE objective – to raise valuable funds to support the important work DASH does. Read more

  • Vulnerable Women’s Project trip to Scarborough

    As a part of our ‘Out and About’ programme, four of our residents from the Vulnerable Women’s Project in Gilesgate enjoyed a trip to the seaside courtesy of the Emmanuel Church, Durham. Read more

  • Sarah's Story

    Sarah found herself in a position where she was in danger of being street homeless, and that is when she came to DASH for help. Read more