Violence tends to increase during epidemics. And that's why COVID-19 cannot close our doorways.
We're all in this together.
April is Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM)
This month, Doorways is raising awareness about sexual assault, working to prevent violence through outreach and education, and rallying support for survivors.
We cannot do it alone. Join us!
"1 in 3 women worldwide have experienced physical and/or sexual violence by an intimate partner or sexual violence by any perpetrator in their lifetime," the World Health Organization (WHO) reports. "Violence against women tends to increase during every type of emergency, including epidemics." And that's why COVID-19 cannot close our doorways. Donate now.
$100 can help provide trauma-informed therapy for a survivor of sexual assault
$50 can provide fresh set of clothing and a welcome kit for a survivor
$25 can help provide court advocacy for a survivor's protective order petition process
Questions or ideas about giving? Please contact Joy at (703) 504-9290 or JMyers@DoorwaysVA.org. Thank you!
🚗 Drive-Thru Deeds🚗
Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Doorways' Administrative Office
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:
Disinfectant Wipes, and/or
Paper Products (toilet paper, paper towels, etc.). Call (703) 504-9290 when you're out front and a staff person will welcome you and accept your donation!
Tools for Coping with the COVID-19 Crisis
Vroom for Parents and Caregivers
"To keep kids up to 5 years old entertained there is an educational app called Vroom that gives parents a HUGE variety of ideas," Doorways supporter Maria shared.
Check it out!
Meditate for Free
"Join Deepak Chopra, Oprah, and millions of meditators around the world to find peace of mind in the midst of turmoil, and do your part to help our global community find hope and optimism."
Huge thanks to Arlington teens Oliver Meek and Maggie Donnelly, who together formed
We Arlington to promote hometown spirit and support local nonprofits Doorways and the Animal Welfare League of Arlington.