What We Do

Varied needs, varied responses

Doorways is a community-based nonprofit providing services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as youth and families experiencing homelessness.

Through the generosity of our partners and supporters, we help our most vulnerable neighbors survive crisis, rebuild their lives, and achieve brighter futures.

Community-Based Support

24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline

Doorways’ 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline provides an immediate, safe response for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault. Learn more.

Hospital Accompaniment

Doorways’ hospital accompaniment services provide immediate, in-person support for survivors of domestic and sexual assault seeking medical care. Learn more.

Court Advocacy

Located at the Arlington County Courthouse, Doorways’ court advocacy program assists survivors in need of assistance navigating restraining orders and other long-term protections to support their survivorship. Learn more.

Revive Domestic & Sexual Violence Program

Through our Revive Counseling Center, Doorways provides customized counseling and support for those who experience trauma – including a plan for restoring long-term stability. Learn more.

Prevention Program

Doorways’ Prevention Program aims to change social norms and conditions so sexual and intimate partner violence is less likely to happen. Programming is designed to shift attitudes, behaviors, and norms that support and perpetuate the root causes of violence by promoting healthy behavior and communities. Learn more.

Community Advocacy and Engagement

Doorways is a strong advocate for the rights and needs of survivors of violence and homelessness, and we are proud to be part of a larger community that is working together to address these traumas and their root causes. Read more about Doorways in the community.

Shelter and Housing

Domestic Violence Safehouse, Safe Apartments, and Safe Kennel

Doorways provides emergency shelter for individuals and families escaping abuse – including a space that allows survivors to bring their pets. Learn more.

Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home

Doorways also provides shelter for youth and families experiencing homelessness. The Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home is more than a shelter; it is a safe, temporary home offering comprehensive services to help youth and families work towards stability.

HomeStart Supportive Housing Program

The HomeStart supportive housing programs provide support and wrap-around services to empower clients throughout their shelter stay and their transition to safe, long-term housing of their own. Learn more.

Shelter- and Housing-Based Support

Counseling & Case Management

Trauma-Informed Goal Planning and Counseling Services

Each individual and family parters with a primary Client Services Counselor (case manager) to help coordinate services and ultimately reach goals towards self-sufficiency. Learn more.

Children’s Services

Doorways provides dedicated case workers and counselors to the children in our care, making sure they heal, grow, and thrive. Learn more.

Financial Independence Track (FIT)

Financial Independence Track (FIT), Doorways’ economic empowerment program, helps clients manage their daily finances, gain control over debt, and create a financial safety plan. Learn more.

Pathways for Youth

Through Pathways for Youth, Doorways addresses the needs of transition-aged youth (18-24 years of age) and young families across Doorways’ emergency shelter and housing programs. Doorways provides intensive, developmentally tailored services with an emphasis on building life skills with a hands-on approach. Learn more.

Join Us

At Doorways, our goal is to be ready and able to help anyone who needs us by providing customized support that addresses an individual’s specific needs. Your contribution allows us to deliver the services that make the biggest difference in our clients’ lives.

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