DAIS Capital Campaign


When the Dane County community learned that we had the smallest emergency domestic violence shelter per capita in the state of Wisconsin, they immediately knew that as a community, we can and must do better. Since we publicly launched our capital campaign to build a new home and shelter in August of 2012, thousands came forward to support the DAIS Capital Campaign. Some sent donations. Others hosted fundraisers and attended events to support the new facility. And a few came forward to donate their time and talents. And all of it – every last bit – helped us get to this moment, and at long last we’re happy to say we’re…


Because of a generous gift from the Madison Community Foundation, DAIS needs to raise just $1 million more and we’ll be able to open the doors of our new facility this summer. Now is the time to say “I WILL for DAIS’ and stand up in support of victims of domestic violence right here in Dane County. Domestic violence has thrived in secrecy and silence for too long – and the DAIS Capital Campaign is an opportunity for all of us, as a community, to bring this issue out of the darkness and into the light. Be part of the dawning of a new DAIS.


See our capital campaign brochure here.

DAIS Capital Campaign Initiatives

  • A Light in the Window – Our faith-based initiative to raise $150,000 from the Dane County faith community. A bedroom in the new facility will be named in honor of this project.
  • The Honor Project – Name one of the bedrooms in the new DAIS shelter in honor or in memory of a loved one through this initiative
  • A ‘DO for DAIS – An opportunity for Dane County salons to join together and raise money for La Petite Salon – a space in the new shelter for our clients to have a the salon experience within the walls where they feel safe.
  • Welcome Home Week – A chance for Madison’s Northside to welcome DAIS to the neighborhood.

See highlights, headlines and happenings from our Capital Campaign.

See John Urban’s video about the current facility.

Learn more about our new home and see the progress at Fordem Avenue.

See who’s on our team.

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