How your support makes a difference

Through your generosity, women and families in Northern Virginia have moved out, moved up and regained their security and independence. Read their stories of new hope, learn about Doorways’ record of success, and hear directly from our clients:

Stories of New Hope

Daniel’s Rocket Ship

By ages 5 and 6, Antonio and Daniel had witnessed domestic violence at home. For years, their mom, Paula, had been focused on survival. She did all she could to maintain her children’s safety by engaging daily in survival skills, but this consuming task left her with very little time to experience play, learning and … Continue reading Daniel’s Rocket Ship

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A Fresh Start

1 in 10 young adults ages 18 to 25 endures some form of homelessness in a year, according to the latest research from Voices of Youth Count, an initiative of Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago. “Adolescence and young adulthood represent a key developmental window. Every day of housing instability and the associated stress … Continue reading A Fresh Start

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Why Ending Homelessness Isn’t That Easy

Christina (right) meets with financial counselor Luis Callejas at Doorways. Photo by Benjamin C. Tankersley. One key riddle is figuring out how to move families not just out of homelessness, but up a rung of the economic ladder so their lives are not so precarious. Christina hasn’t made that climb, but she’s found stability. She, … Continue reading Why Ending Homelessness Isn’t That Easy

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Back to School

Two young friends get ready for the new school year.

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Redefining Safe Housing

Nia’s Story: Redefining What Safe Housing Looks Like Written by a Domestic Violence Safehouse Client Services Counselor Housing is more than a physical structure; it is the place where you hope to feel safe, at least emotionally and physically. For a lot of our clients, home became a place filled with mixed emotions of pain, … Continue reading Redefining Safe Housing

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Our Record of Success

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

  • 87% of clients experiencing intimate partner violence enhanced their safety*
  • 85% of clients experiencing homelessness exited to safe housing
  • 95% of children with social-emotional issues received services and treatment to address their needs
  • 82% of adults improved or maintained employment or earning capacity
    *via protective orders, safety planning and SARA

Hear from our clients by watching the videos and reading the stories on this page. For more information about our client outcomes, read our latest annual report.

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