We're in this together even when we're apart.
#Cups2Connect
Invite a friend to join our online community
Let's keep our community connected! Each new Doorways email subscriber (through May 31st) will be automatically entered to win two $15 coffee gift cards to use for a virtual coffee and conversation.
How to enter
Since you're already on our list, all you need is click the button above (which will add you to a special #Cups2Connect list), and then invite a friend to fill out the subscription form to join Doorways' email list! When they join, they'll be automatically entered to win.
From the Interim President and CEO
Reinforcing Phase Zero
Keeping Clients and Staff as Safe as Possible
A message from Maureen Devine-Ahl, Doorways Interim President and CEO
I wanted to take a moment to reach out and update you on where Doorways is as an agency in light of the re-opening conversations starting to happen around us.

Doorways is, of course, abiding by Governor Northam's recent ruling to delay Northern Virginia's entry into Phase One , and we are remaining in our current remote work and minimum staffing efforts .
How do state and local timelines influence Doorways' timeline?
Keeping Doorways' staff and clients safe remains the top priority for Doorways' board and executive leadership. We will continue to operate to minimize risk, making decisions that are best for our agency, informed by state and local policies, regional partners, and our team's experiences on the frontlines.
Is Doorways still open?
Yes! I encourage you to visit www.DoorwaysVA.org/covid-19 to access resources to help community members who may be in need of Doorways' services connect with us.
Staff are working from our facilities for essential shifts or tasks to ensure continued support and services for our clients, and supporting clients staying in hotels, supportive housing, or participating in our Revive counseling program (now through virtual telehealth sessions).
Thanks to you
I am grateful to our staff for their continued work to serve clients and keep everyone safe and healthy during this time. All of us at Doorways thank each of you for supporting our team, especially now. We appreciate you!
News and Updates
Has domestic violence increased during the pandemic?
" We anticipate a surge when the stay at home order is lifted and people perceive the threat to their health is diminished." Read more .
—Samantha Clarke, MPA, LCSW, Doorways' Chief Program Officer
Two Sides of the Story
Domestic Violence Calls Mount as Restrictions Linger: 'No One Can Leave'
May 15, 2020
"The coronavirus has created new tensions. Staying at home has worsened abusive situations. (...) "Some victims of violence are anticipating that stay-at-home orders will be lifted before long, and are making plans for when that day will come."
Why a Drop in Domestic Violence Reports Might Not Be a Good Sign
April 17, 2020
"The drop in reports is far from reassuring, officials said, and law enforcement officials and social workers say there are some signs strife is quietly escalating behind closed doors."
Drive-Thru Deeds
How to Donate Essential Items
Have more at home than you need? Swing by our office's Drive-Thru Deeds on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to drop off items you may have "extra" of at home. Please contact Joy Myers at JMyers@DoorwaysVA.org or (703) 504-9290 for donation drop-off instructions .
This week's items:
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Toilet Paper
  • Grocery Gift Cards (Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target)
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Paper Towels
Can't make it to our HQ? Give through our Amazon Wish List!
Volunteer Info Session
Have Time to Give? We Need YOU!
Wednesday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m.
Interested in volunteering with Doorways? Join us for a Virtual Volunteer Information Session! We will be presenting the history and mission of Doorways as well as outlining the various volunteer opportunities we offer.

If you are interested in participating, please email VolunteerInfo@DoorwaysVA.org for more information. We look forward to hearing from you!