Impact

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

Change Is in Our Hands

Three clients share their stories of resilience. “My son was diagnosed with special needs,” shared Danielle. “There was a moment when I was restraining my son, who was having a meltdown. My son actually…leaned forward to try and bite my ex-husband, and so my ex-husband punched him in the face in retaliation. And that was … Continue reading Change Is in Our Hands

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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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Ana

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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Hear from Our Clients

Hear our clients tell their stories:

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Our Record of Success

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

  • 90% of clients experiencing intimate partner violence enhanced their safety by developing a safety plan, obtaining a legal protective order, and/or receiving accompaniment for emergency medical treatment post sexual assault
  • 87% of households experiencing homelessness exited to safe housing
  • 95% of children with social-emotional issues received services and treatment to address their needs
  • 80% of adults improved or maintained employment or earning capacity, and nearly 70% built savings

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