Shelter Wish List

The DVIS Emergency Shelter is a temporary 91+ bed facility that serves survivors of all backgrounds and identities. In addition to housing, survivors staying with us have access to safety planning services, individual counseling, family counseling, group counseling, case management, advocacy through referrals to other social service providers, and assistance with transportation needs. 


The shelter is always accepting donations of these new items: 

Bedding and Bath 

  • Bed Sheets (Twin, Queen, King, Toddlers) 
  • Bath Towels 
  • Wash Cloths 
  • Pillows 
  • Zippered mattress covers (twin, full, queen)
  • Wash Cloths 


Toiletries/Personal Products 

  • Shampoo and Conditioner (all hair types)  
  • Menstrual Products (Pads, Tampons, Menstrual Cups, etc.)
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Sample Bottles of Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shaving Razors
  • Pro-Style Gel
  • Blue Magic Hair Oils
  • Hair Brushes/Combs
  • Q-Tips
  • Deodorant
  • Hair Ties
  • Satin Hair Wraps 



  • Underwear (All Sizes, All Genders, All Ages) 
  • Solid Color T-Shirts (All Sizes, All Gender, All Ages)
  • Maternity Wear
  • Socks (All Sizes, All Genders, All Ages)
  • Rain Coats (All Sizes, All Genders, All Ages)
  • Athletic Pants (All Sizes, All Genders, All Ages)
  • Pants (All Sizes, All Genders, All Ages)
  • Shoes and Flip Flops (All Sizes, All Genders, All Ages, All Types)
  • Bras (All Sizes) 


Household Items 

  • Tissues
  • Antibacterial Wipes (Clorox, Lysol, etc.)
  • Hand Soap
  • Dish Soap
  • Alarm Clocks
  • 4 Slice Toaster 



  • Strollers 
  • Diapers 
  • Formula
  • Flip Flops/Shower Shoes
  • Satin Head Wraps
  • Sippy Cups and Bottles
  • Stuffed Animals 



  • Birthday Cards and Greeting Cards 
  • Calendars and Planners 
  • Pen and Pencils 
  • Crayons, Markers, and Colored Pencils
  • Thermometers
  • Journals and Notebooks
  • Adult Coloring Book
  • Ear Plugs
  • Cough/Cold/Allergy Medicine (No Alcohol)
  • Umbrellas
  • Flashlights