Doorways Honored as Nonprofit of the Year at the 38th Annual Arlington Best Business Awards

Doorways was honored to be named Nonprofit of the Year at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Arlington Best Business Awards. 

Doorways provides Arlington’s comprehensive domestic and sexual violence programs, including shelter, services, and housing. The nonprofit has earned full, dual state accreditation for both its domestic violence programs and its sexual assault programs by meeting 100 percent of the voluntary Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Program Professional Standards. 

“It is an absolute honor and a great achievement for Doorways to receive the prestigious Arlington Nonprofit of the Year Award,” said Kate Bates, Arlington Chamber President and CEO.  “The Chamber is pleased to present this award to them, and our community is fortunate to have such a great organization operating in Arlington.” 

The Best Business Awards recognize the most distinguished and accomplished businesses that have made significant contributions to the Arlington community. Award recipients are nominated by the Chamber membership and are evaluated by a committee of past award winners whose scores determine the winners.  

“We are honored to have earned this recognition of Doorways’ critical role in the Arlington community and our survivor-centered, value-driven approach,” said Michelle Sagatov, Doorways’ Board President. “As Arlington’s only provider of emergency safehousing, community-based services, and supportive housing for survivors and their families, we believe it is our responsibility to provide the best possible response to our neighbors in crisis and those seeking healing.”  

“This award is a testament to the whole Doorways team and their ongoing hard work and dedication,” said Diana Ortiz, LPC, M.Ed., Doorways’ President and CEO. “Although we don’t do this for the recognition, we are always grateful for opportunities to celebrate the efforts of our staff and volunteers who make our mission possible.” 

Michelle Sagatov (left) and Diana Ortiz (right) at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s 38th Annual Arlington Best Business Awards.

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