$2 to $1 match is here!
Open Hearts Open Doors
This month, your new gift or pledge will be matched, $2 to $1! Triple your life-changing support for clients like Khadeejah and Jameka. Hear their stories, shared below. Donate now and MAKE AN IMPACT!
Khadeejah's Story
Jameka's Story
" Helping support families through crisis , when things didn't go according to plan is key in helping families long-term, because it shows them how to keep going .

It's almost hard to describe, but that feeling that someone is looking out for you, with you, makes a tremendous difference when you are coming forward from crisis—especially when you have kids counting on you." —Alisa, Doorways graduate
Racial Inequity, Homelessness, Sexual Assault, and Domestic Violence
"We must dismantle the many intersectional systemic oppressions , such as racism and sexism, that continue to present barriers to safety ." — NNEDV
Did You Know?
The majority of Doorways clients are people of color. Due to historical and systematic racism and inequity, communities of color are disproportionately impacted by poverty, housing instability, and violence.
We have the opportunity to build a more equitable society, but only if we first understand how and why community members like Doorways' clients are particularly impacted, and take steps now to create a brighter future.
"People of color are dramatically more likely than white people to experience homelessness in the United States. This is no accident; it is the result of centuries of structural racism that have excluded historically oppressed people." — Center for Social Innovation
More than 50% of Homeless Families Are Black, Government Report Finds
In 2019, African Americans accounted for about 52% of homeless people with children, with whites accounting for about 35%. Read more.
"Under ordinary circumstances, domestic violence is more prevalent among Black women than White, Latina or Asian women." — Tamara Y. Jeffries
Domestic and Sexual Violence
According to the CDC's 2010-2012 National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, nationally, 45% of Black women experienced intimate partner violence. At least 35% experienced sexual violence. Read more.
"Most importantly, we must stand with victims of color and say: We believe you ." — NNEDV
8 Everyday Ways to Fight Racism
"Remember that all forms of oppression are connected. You cannot fight against one form of injustice and not fight against others."
Upcoming Virtual Events
Free Webinar | June 16th, 6 – 7 p.m.
30-minute presentation followed by Q&A
Learn how you can intervene and support someone you care about who is experiencing domestic violence or dating abuse. Discuss and learn the signs/red flags of domestic and dating violence and how to help a friend, family member or co-worker.
This virtual event is hosted by the Arlington Child and Family Services Division as part of their Community Support Web Series.
LGBTQIA+ Trainings
Hosted by Project PEACE
Join Project PEACE and Doorways for the month's final sessions focusing on supporting survivors of intimate partner and sexual violence who identify as LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and/or Asexual).
Addressing Domestic and Sexual Violence in the LGBTQ Community
June 18th at 1:00 p.m.
LGBTQ Specific Case Studies (Bring questions or scenarios to discuss)
June 25th at 1:00 p.m.
Drive-Thru Deeds
How to Donate Essential Items
Please note that Drive-Thru Deeds in cancelled on June 19th.
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:
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Grocery Gift Cards (Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target)

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