Doorways: Urgent Needs To Help Families

Doorways: Urgent Needs To Help Families

Doorways urgent need list to support families this week includes size 6 diapers, kitchen sponges and Dawn dish soap. Doorways operates an emergency shelter as well as a safe longer-term temporary home providing comprehensive services to help families and youth work toward stability. The capacity is 22 beds and 10 bedrooms that house 6-9 families. Services are available including the customized counseling and support for those experiencing trauma. The next step up is HomeStart Supportive Housing Program that provides rental subsidies and support services so they can transition into a home of their own when they graduate from doorways. 

Doorways collects drive-through donations on Fridays from 11 am-1 pm. to help support their families. To schedule a drop-off during Drive-Thru Deeds contact You can check the Doorways website each week for that week’s suggested donations. See guidelines and a link to the Amazon wish list here:

The shelter always needs new sheets, towels and kitchen supplies as well as children’s books.  

Financial contributions are needed.

In 2009 Doorways became the only shelter in Virginia and one of nine in the country to offer safe shelter for survivors and their pets fleeing violence. In addition in that same year they partnered with Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing to launch affordable supportive housing for families who often face barriers to finding permanent housing after leaving the shelter.