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

Aairah, making it on her own

Aairah came to Doorways’ Domestic Violence Safehouse escaping abuse from her husband. Like many survivors of domestic violence, she felt ashamed and disempowered. Our Domestic and Sexual Violence Programs staff partnered with Aairah in her healing process, helping her to meld the traditional values so central to her life with the new pathway ahead of … Continue reading Aairah, making it on her own

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When you can’t go home for the holidays

At Doorways, we know that healing is not linear. Claire’s story shows how progress and healing sometimes looks like one step forward or back. Our goal is to meet survivors where they are on their own journeys and help them move toward their goals. Learn more. Claire, a young woman in her mid-twenties, was living … Continue reading When you can’t go home for the holidays

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Juan’s New Home

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 Home

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“It is never too late to pursue healing”

This is a beautiful note we received from Sara, one of our clients at our Revive Domestic & Sexual Violence Counseling Program, where we serve more than 400 adults, youth and children each year: “No matter how hopeless or scared you may feel, it is never too late to pursue healing. Even if it is … Continue reading “It is never too late to pursue healing”

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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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Our Record of Success

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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