Stories of New Hope
Sam* and her emotional support dog entered Doorways’ Safehouse after fleeing domestic abuse. Sam was unemployed and facing mental health and financial challenges that were affecting her ability to function and complete day-to-day tasks. Sam applied for an apartment of her own with Doorways’ HomeStart Supportive Housing Program. HomeStart utilizes the best practice of Housing … Continue reading Sam’s StoryRead the Full Story
Do you remember waking up on the first day of school with a sense of anticipation? You rolled out of bed and got dressed in your favorite outfit. You filled your backpack with bright folders, new packs of paper, and a box of sharpened pencils. Your stomach flipped with nerves as you walked out the … Continue reading Juan’s New HomeRead the Full Story
John came to Doorways’ Home Start Supportive Housing Program after staying in Arlington County’s shelter for single adults at PathForward. While John was living in the shelter, his six-year-old daughter was temporarily staying with family, because he did not want her living in a shelter. John and his daughter had lived in several states over … Continue reading Together, At Home: John’s StoryRead the Full Story
Baby Brianna came to Doorways with her mom due to domestic violence. Brianna was just one year old when her family entered Doorways’ shelter. She loved to play with Doorways’ staff whenever they visited with her. Because her mom did not have the support system or resources she needed, Brianna was not enrolled in childcare. … Continue reading Baby Steps: Brianna’s StoryRead the Full Story
Twelve-year-old Gina* moved into Doorways’ Family Home with her mom last fall. Gina and her mom had stayed at the Family Home before. Although they had moved out of shelter into housing, due to a medical disability, Gina’s mom was unable to keep up with work and bills, and the family became homeless once again. … Continue reading How to Be Heard: Gina’s StoryRead the Full Story
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