Your support makes it possible to help women, men and children escape the traumatic experiences of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault. But your commitment does so much more; it lets us invest in the long-term safety and stability of those we serve with therapies, resources and skills that transform lives. It takes women, men and children beyond shelter and onto brighter futures with counseling, financial education, legal advocacy, employment assistance, children’s mental healthcare and more.

I believe in you. You are not alone. I care about you. You are safe.

You may not know Samuel, but we want you to know that your gift, just like those motivational words above, encouraged him and his family to keep going, step by step, through the long process of healing, rebuilding and achieving a brighter future.

By the tender age of 4, Samuel had already realized that his mom was trying to survive and that her life was in danger. On loud nights, when there was fighting, he would take his sister Jennifer from her crib to make sure their mom, Katrina, didn’t have to worry about one more thing. He thought by keeping Jennifer safe and quiet, he was helping to keep his mom safe, too. Samuel was worried all the time because he heard the violence, he saw the bruises, and he heard the threats of what would happen if Katrina left.

Thankfully, your support allowed Samuel and his family to let go of the constant worry and embrace hope for the first time. You can offer this same gift of hope and belief to other women, men and children at Doorways who are currently making their difficult journeys out of crises and on to bright futures. There are 51 children like Samuel in Doorways’ programs right now, and we expect many more to come with their families in the New Year. Make your gift today to Doorways’ Year-End Campaign to show them you believe in them, their families and their brighter futures:

Through Doorways, your support helps our most vulnerable neighbors achieve the following:

  • 95 of 100 domestic violence survivors exit to safe situations;
  • 80% of all our clients exit to safe housing;
  • 93% of children with trauma receive counseling; and
  • Two-thirds of clients reduce debt while at Doorways and three-fourths build savings.
  • Your gift of hope reached Samuel not only because his mother made the courageous decision to leave, but also because the family received the support they needed to address multiple challenges that resulted from years of abuse and trauma. Samuel is now an honor roll student in middle school, and he lives with his mom and sister in a safe and stable home. Please make your donation today to Doorways’ Year-End Campaign by mailing in your completed form or clicking here to make a secure online donation.

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    Why Doorways?

    A Sound Investment:

    • For every $1.00 we receive, $.83 goes directly to support the women, children and families we serve.

    • Recipient of the 2009 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management for financial health, as well as organizational efficiency and capacity.

    • Selected 4 years in a row as one of the Catalogue for Philanthropy’s charities.

    • Recipient of the 4-Star Charity Navigator Rating 6 years in a row.

    Together, these practices have created a winning formula for innovative client service delivery that leads most families served by Doorways from crisis to stability. 

    Where Does My Money Go?

    How Can I Give?

    To make a donation via mail, please make check payable to Doorways for Women and Families and mail to:

    PO Box 100185
    Arlington, VA 22210

    To make a donation online using our safe and secure system, click here

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