This Week at
We're in this together even when we're apart.
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we have been incredibly inspired by your support. This community is truly amazing! We are so grateful to each and every one of you who has donated critical funds or much-needed supplies, advocated for our clients' needs, helped raise awareness of the resources we offer, and more.
Special thanks to our volunteers
Happy National Volunteer Week! We are celebrating our volunteers with a special edition of Volunteer Voices, a four-part series highlighting dedicated team members working in our shelters.
Mother's Day Cards
Since you can't be together, honor her with Doorways' Mother's Day e-cards
Doorways will send your loved ones a personalized e-card with your custom message to wish them a Happy Mother's Day and let them know you made a gift to Doorways in their honor.
Drive-Thru Deeds featured on WDVM
Learn how, with your support, Doorways is responding to the COVID-19 crisis and our clients' needs.
How to Donate 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 or (703) 504-9290 for donation drop-off instructions .
This week's items:
  • Cloth Face Coverings, especially smaller sizes for children
  • Gift Cards (Giant, Safeway, Harris Teeter, Target)
  • Toilet Paper
Can't make it to our HQ? Give through our Amazon Wish List!
Doorways featured on local podcast
Tune into the latest episode of the BallstonConnect Podcast for a conversation with Maureen Devine-Ahl and Sam Kelly, CEO of Bridges to Independence.
Leadership & Excellence with Maureen Devine-Ahl, CEO of Doorways
Join Bitter Grace live on Zoom on Monday, April 27th, at 12:00 p.m. for an insightful discussion with Maureen Devine-Ahl, Doorways' Interim President and CEO.
Virtual Consent Summit
Join Doorways, Project PEACE, SafeBAE, and more for sessions Tuesday, April 28th through Saturday, May 2nd.
Embrace Your Voice: Virtual Poetry Share Honoring Survivors
In honor of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM), join Doorways, Friends of Guest House, and the Alexandria Sexual Assault Center at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 29th for a virtual poetry share of works written by survivors.
Client Story
#FlashbackFriday edition
"The education they provided—teaching us about domestic violence—I had lived it but I never understood it." Hear more from a client who graduated more than 10 years ago!