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Why We Do It

Leaving an abusive situation is difficult. People of all ages, genders and walks of life can experience domestic abuse, and it’s not always as easy as simply walking away.

Threats of violence, financial stability, child care, and custody disputes are some of the many obstacles people face when leaving a toxic home environment; what’s more, no situation is ever exactly the same.

We’re lucky to live in a time where there is an incredible number of resources available to those impacted by domestic abuse, but we started this company because we noticed a serious gap.

There are few resources that truly stick with survivors every step of the way. This can prevent full independence after escaping.

Inevitably, problems get more complex, bills stack up, and the aftereffects of trauma present themselves. When this happens, there’s little in the way of specific, responsive, one-on-one partnership that many survivors desperately need.

Survivors Helping Victims Become Survivors

DARS is run by survivors of domestic abuse and allies. We exist because domestic abuse is devastating for the victim and their children and we refuse to just stand idly by.

On a small scale, we hope to make a life-changing impact on every individual we work with.

In the grander scheme, we aim to break cycles of abuse and create a ripple effect that empowers more people and organizations to do the same.

We believe change can and does start with one person, and one cause.
The sole purpose of DARS is to prove it.