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Doorways Offers Shelter from Violence Despite Coronavirus
To keep clients and staff safe, Doorways has moved clients from the Domestic Violence Safehouse to confidential hotels.

Learn more about how we're adapting our response in light of COVID-19 to ensure we can continue supporting our neighbors in crisis.
24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline: 703-237-0881
Supporting Community Members Hit Hardest By Crisis
The majority of Doorways' clients are women and families. The majority of our clients are also people of color.
Due to historical and systematic inequities, communities of color and women are disproportionately impacted by crises like the COVID-19 pandemic.

That is why we must continue our equity work, and why your support of our clients is essential.
This crisis provides us an opportunity to build a more equitable society, but only if we understand how and why community members like Doorways' clients are being particularly impacted, and take steps now to create a brighter future.
Women have been hit hardest by job losses in the pandemic. And it may only get worse.
"Labor experts worry that even as states reopen, many workers, especially in leisure and hospitality, will continue to suffer cuts to hours, wages and tips. Low-wage workers, who are disproportionately female, will be the least likely to be rehired, economists say."
"Despite some claims that the virus is a great leveler, its ravages are occurring against a backdrop of deep structural inequalities ." — Arianna Huffington
Racial equity should be at the core of coronavirus responses
"Due to the impact of historical racism and ongoing forms of discrimination and bias, BIPOC communities (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) will more acutely feel the economic and health effects of this coronavirus crisis."
How Your Support Helps
Helping Jasmine Cope with Challenges and Uncertainty
Today's climate has left most people nervous about the uncertainty that surrounds the future. However, for Doorways' clients like Jasmine, who do not have support systems, the challenges can feel impossible to overcome.

Quarantine measures have resulted in Jasmine being unable to work, complete her GED, or find needed items in grocery stores for her family. On top of being anxious about attending to her child's needs during this challenging time, Jasmine is also anxious about money and making ends meet.
The immense pressure Jasmine was experiencing made her start to feel overwhelmed and alone.
"Although we are going through a shared experience (...), not everyone shares the same access to resources and safety nets ." — YW Boston
Thankfully, with your support, our HomeStart Supportive Housing Program staff have been able to continue their support of Jasmine and her family. In addition to ongoing check-ins, Jasmine's Client Services team continues to provide her family with services like counseling, as well as the resources she and her child need, such as diapers.
Donate now to support families like Jasmine's.

Your gift provides essentials services and resources, as well as the loving care and concern of a good neighbor reassuring our clients, "You are not alone."
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:
  • Grocery Gift Cards (Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target)
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Cleaning Supplies
  • Hand Sanitizer
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