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Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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Doorways’ Domestic & Sexual Violence Programs, fully accredited by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, provide supportive and educational services.

Doorways provides shelter and services to individuals and families in Arlington, Virginia. If you or someone you know is experiencing abuse in our community, call Arlington’s 24-hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline 703-237-0881 for information and support. Please call 911 if you are experiencing a life-threatening situation. Not in Arlington? Please see alternative resources here.

We offer a spectrum of life-saving, supportive and educational services to help survivors and families overcome domestic violence, sexual assault and other forms of interpersonal violence.

Responding to Sexual Assault in Our Community

Arlington’s 24-Hour omestic & Sexual Violence Hotline: 703-237-0881

Trained staff and volunteers provide crisis intervention, safety planning, support, counseling and immediate assistance for survivors. The hotline also serves as a community resource for families, friends and service providers. Not in Arlington? Please see alternative resources here.

Hospital Accompaniment 

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Download this edition of our Creating Pathways newsletter to learn more about how Doorways is addressing sexual assault in our community.

Doorways offers survivors of sexual assault accompaniment at the hospital if the survivor chooses to seek medical care. This service can be accessed through Doorways’ 24-hour hotline at 703-237-0881.

Revive Domestic & Sexual Violence Counseling Program

Doorways’ Revive Domestic & Sexual Violence Counseling Program supports survivors seeking services due to domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and/or stalking, including adults, youth and children. Through Revive, Doorways offers trauma-informed short-term counseling tailored to your needs to support you in your healing process.

Court Advocacy

Through the hotline, staff and volunteers can refer survivors to Doorways’ Court Advocate, Arlington’s Violence Intervention Program, Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office and Victim/Witness to pursue criminal action and Arlington’s Police and Sheriff’s Departments.

About Sexual Assault

Every 98 seconds, another American is sexually assaulted. 7 out of 10 rapes are committed by someone known to the victim. Learn more about sexual assault.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month ribbonSexual Assault Awareness Month

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month! Join us to spread the word and support survivors. Learn more and plan to participate in our events throughout the community.

Stories of New Hope

The women and families we see are compelling examples of resilience, determination and love. While we may give them a companion by their side during a difficult time, we receive a source of inspiration in return.

Read their stories