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

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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Back to School

Two young friends get ready for the new school year.

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Renewing Safety, Stability and Our Commitment

With your support, we renew safety, stability and our commitment to the brightest possible future for the women, men, youth and children we serve.

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Standing in the Gap

What do you do when becoming a mom leaves you essentially homeless?

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10 Years Later: Ana’s Story

Meet Ana. Ana called our 24-hour Domestic Violence Hotline more than a decade ago. When she called, she had suffered every possible form of abuse by her husband – physical, emotional, financial and more – for the past eight years. She had a low-paying job, two daughters, ages three and seven, and she wanted desperately to … Continue reading 10 Years Later: Ana’s Story

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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.

Hear from Our Clients

Hear our clients tell their stories:

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