About DAIS / Contacting DAIS

Since 1977, DAIS has worked passionately and effectively to ensure the safety and well-being of domestic violence survivors and their families, and to change societal attitudes that perpetuate violence and the abuse of power.

Contacting DAIS

Help Line, 24 hours a day: 608-251-4445 or 800-747-4045

Business line: 608-251-1237

Fax: 608-284-2134

Email: **

**Please note this email account is not monitored 24/7.  It will generate an automatic response.  If you are in immediate danger, please contact our help line.  If you have safety concerns about your email, please wait for the automatic response and delete it, along with any correspondence to and from DAIS.

Mail: 2102 Fordem Avenue Madison, WI 53704

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About DAIS

Domestic Abuse Intervention Services (or DAIS) believes that a world free from violence is possible. We work to make Dane County, WI, a safer, more just, more equitable place for people who have experienced domestic violence, their children, and the people who love them.

Our mission is to empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education and outreach. Our vision is a nonviolent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice and hope.

To make this happen, DAIS offers a wide array of crisis intervention and community education/prevention programs, including a 24-hour Help Line, programming for children from violent homes, legal advocacy, support groups, emergency safety planning, and the only domestic violence shelter for all of Dane County.

DAIS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. We receive funding from a variety of sources, including private contributions, United Way of Dane County, Dane County Department of Human Services, City of Madison Community Services, City of Madison CDBG, Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, and VOCA.

DAIS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

DAIS es una agencia que ofrece igualdad de oportunidad de empleo y servicios.

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DAIS’ Mission, Vision, and Values


Empower those affected by domestic violence and advocate for social change through support, education, and outreach.


A nonviolent community that actively promotes safety, peace, justice, and hope.


2015 Best Places to Work Finalist

DAIS is proud to announce that we have been selected as a finalist for Madison Magazine’s 2015 Best Places to Work!

The Best Places to Work survey reveals which workplaces are at the top in areas such as employee engagement, manager effectiveness, trust in leadership, compensation, benefits and more. Pick up the October issue of Madison Magazine and see the feature on DAIS or check it out online.

DAIS was selected as a Finalist in the medium business category for Madison Magazine's 2015 Best Places to Work.

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