Special Statement on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

A Message from Maureen Devine-Ahl, Interim President and CEO

Doorways is dedicated to the safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers. We are also committed to the continuity of our critical services for youth and families experiencing homelessness and for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

Along with our fellow safety-net partners, Doorways is closely monitoring developments regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus disease 2019) and taking every precaution to keep our facilities clean and our staff and clients healthy. More than ever, our clients—many of whom are particularly vulnerable to the impacts of COVID-19—will rely on Doorways and our community partners to maintain a healthy and hopeful standard of living. We anticipate that the need for our services may increase during and after this time.

Doorways is working to ensure the best possible provision of our services to the youth, families, and survivors in our care, and we need your help. Together, we can gather and command the additional resources available to respond to COVID-19 and its impacts in our community.

To support our ongoing critical response to youth and family homelessness, domestic violence, and sexual assault, during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis, please visit www.DoorwaysVA.org/donate and make your gift now.

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Additionally, we are in need of the following essential items for our clients in shelter: hand soap, hand sanitizer, dish soap, toilet paper, diapers, pull-ups, paper towels, trash bags, cleaning spray, and cleaning wipes. All of these items can be purchased online via our Amazon wish list and sent to Doorways directly. Donations of gift cards for Amazon, Target, and local grocery stores like Giant and Safeway are also encouraged, as they enable our staff to purchase these items moving forward. These can be sent via email to Doorways at info@doorwaysva.org or mailed to PO Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22210.

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We will keep you updated as this situation develops. Thank you for partnering with Doorways to support our clients and our agency during this time.

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