In recent years, survivors’ stories have dominated the headlines, and more people have been empowered to come forward and seek Doorways’ help. Today, Doorways is serving more people than ever before—more than 4,000 adults, youth and children last year alone—with a trauma-informed approach design to build on clients’ strengths and make a lasting impact in … Continue reading Domestic Violence Awareness Month→
“Vivid and engaging, [Maid] illuminates the struggles of poverty…the unrelenting frustration of having no safety net, the ways in which our society is systematically designed to keep impoverished people mired in poverty…” –Roxane Gay Stephanie Land’s bestselling debut memoir Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive recounts her harrowing saga as a single … Continue reading Arlington Reads: Stephanie Land→
Wear purple on Purple Thursday Join us to raise awareness, support survivors and take a stand against domestic violence. Use our Purple Thursday Kit to raise awareness! Wear purple and post your pictures to social media to show your support: Tag @doorways_va on Instagram Tag @DoorwaysVA on Twitter Tag Doorways for Women and Families on Facebook Use #DoorwaysVA Email your picture … Continue reading Purple Thursday→
Hosted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. – Northern Virginia Alumnae Chapter “Power of Peace and Justice Poetry Slam 2019 and Peace Attire is an event in which poets perform spoken word poetry before live audience and participants are invited to dress in their Best Peace Attire. Artists speak out for Action to domestic violence, gun … Continue reading 6th Annual Poetry Slam 2019 “Power of Peace and Justice”→
Arlington Youth Risk Behavior Survey Results report 34% of Arlington High School students feel sad or helpless on multiple occassions; 20% considered suicide. Join representatives from the Department of Human Services‘ Prevention Services, Children and Family Behavioral Health, Northern Virginia Family Practice, Project PEACE, and Doorways for a panel discussion and conversation about teen mental health. Recognize signs and symptoms. Understand … Continue reading Youth Mental Health From A to Z→
On the morning of Halloween (October 31st), Doorways staff will visit Alice West Fleet Elementary School to talk about homelessness and how we help our neighbors. After lunch, join us at for a costume community walk! For years, Patrick Henry Elementary School students and staff have supported our community through this special event, and in many other … Continue reading Alice West Fleet Elementary School Halloween Walk→
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). Use this kit to raise awareness through the SAAPM National Day of Action, the first Tuesday in April.* Get Teal Out kit *If you are part of a faith community, select a Saturday/Sunday during April to wear teal instead. Wear teal and post a selfie or a group … Continue reading Day of Action→
In this sexual violence prevention and education campaign we ask community members, elected officials, businesses and students to make a social statement with their fashion statement by wearing jeans on this day as a visible means of protest against the misconceptions that surround sexual violence. Use this kit to raise awareness through Denim Day.