Individual and Family Giving

Doorways serves survivors and those facing homelessness across their entire journey, from shelter to independence, with supportive housing and programs like mental health counseling, financial guidance, and employment counseling.

At Doorways, our goal is to be ready and able to help anyone who needs us by providing customized support that addresses an individual’s specific needs. Your contribution allows us to deliver the services that make the biggest difference in our clients’ lives.

We need your support. Your generosity changes lives.


In-Kind Giving

Donations of household supplies, baby products and gift cards help us keep our daily operating expenses as low as possible. View our current in-kind needs.

For questions about donating items and/or conducting a donation drive, please contact Ashley Stewart, Community Relations and Development Coordinator at (703) 504-9400 or

Brighter Futures Society (Multi-Year Giving)

The Brighter Futures Society is a group of committed individuals who understand the critical nature of philanthropic investment in order to facilitate social change. The society recognizes individual donors who make a three-year commitment of $1,000 or more each year to help sustain Doorways’ critical response. Make your multi-year pledge now.

Leadership Circle

Membership in the Leadership Circle honors individual donors who have made an annual commitment of $1,000 or more in support of the mission of Doorways. Learn more and join today.

Monthly Giving: Good Neighbor Club

You can be a good neighbor by donating $10 or more every month to help meet the ongoing needs in our community. Learn more and join today.

Fundraise for Doorways

Create and personalize your fundraising page to invite your friends, family and colleagues to join you in creating pathways out of abuse and homelessness toward brighter futures. Create your own page now on Facebook.

Workplace Giving

Individuals participating in the United Way and Combined Campaigns may designate Doorways:

  • United Way #8031
  • Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) #60586
  • Combined Virginia Campaign (CVC) #79306282 (NEW number!)

Matching Gifts

Learn how your company’s matching gift program can sometimes double or even triple your gift! Many employers sponsor matching gift programs and will match charitable contributions made by their employees. Talk with your employer to find out if your company has a matching gift policy.

The following companies have supported Doorways by matching the generous donations of their employees:

Freddie Mac
Bank of America
Friedman Billings Ramsey
ITOCHU International Inc.
National Petroleum Council
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Fannie Mae
Bank of America
Wellpoint Associate

Legacy and Planned Giving

Help ensure a safer, more stable Arlington for future generations through planned giving. Learn more.

Gifts of Stock

It is Doorways’ policy that donations of stock are sold as soon as they are received. Doorways will recognize, for accounting purposes, the value received upon sale. Donors are encouraged to consult with their own legal and tax advisors concerning the tax implications of a stock donation and how the value of a donation is reported to tax authorities.

When a stock is transferred, the names of donors are not generally communicated from the donor’s brokerage firm to Doorways’ brokerage firm. Donors are asked to notify Doorways of a stock donation prior to transfer so that we can properly credit and acknowledge the gift. Additional stock donation information is available here (open PDF document). For questions or for stock gift notification, please contact Joy Myers, Chief Development Officer at or (703) 504-9290.