Keep DC SAFE is our annual gala held each year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month to increase awareness about the impact of domestic violence in our nation’s capital, recognize and honor the contributions of our community partners, and raise funds for our life-saving services. Please stay tuned for more information about the 2018 event! And in the meantime, feel free to check out highlights from last year’s event held on October 4, 2017 at the Long View Gallery.

We celebrated innovation in domestic violence services and presented the following awards to outstanding community leaders:

(1) The Laura Banks Reed Award for Community Service to Victims of Domestic Violence recognizes a community member who best embodies DC SAFE’s mission by maximizing victim safety and offender accountability.

(2) The DC SAFE Innovation Award recognizes outstanding achievements for consistently improving upon the quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of services for domestic violence survivors.