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Doorways for Women and Families

24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline: 703-237-0881

Access to Doorways’ Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home and other Arlington homeless shelters is provided through Arlington County’s Centralized Access System (CAS). If you or someone you know is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in our community, please contact the Department of Human Services Community Assistance Bureau at 703-228-1300. In case of shelter need during non-business hours, households should call 703-228-1010 for assistance. Please note that shelter beds are reserved for Arlington, Virginia residents.

Community-Based Support
Doorways' community-based support is available to all survivors in the Arlington community—including women, men, trans and nonbinary folks, and teenswhether or not they are in our shelters or housing programs.
  • 24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline (703-237-0881)
    • Doorways’ 24-hour domestic and sexual violence hotline provides an immediate, safe response for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
  • Hospital Accompaniment Response Program (HARP)
    • Doorways’ hospital accompaniment services provide immediate, in-person support for survivors of domestic and sexual assault seeking medical care.
  • Court Advocacy
    • Located at the Arlington County Courthouse, Doorways’ court advocacy program assists survivors in need of assistance navigating restraining orders and other long-term protections to support their survivorship.
  • Revive Domestic & Sexual Violence Counseling Program
    • Through our Revive Counseling Center, Doorways provides customized counseling and support for those who experience trauma – including a plan for restoring long-term stability.
  • Prevention Program
    • Doorways’ Prevention Program aims to change social norms and conditions so sexual and intimate partner violence is less likely to happen. Programming is designed to shift attitudes, behaviors, and norms that support and perpetuate the root causes of violence by promoting healthy behavior and communities.


Shelter and Housing
  • Domestic Violence Safehouse, Safe Apartments, and Safe Kennel
    • Doorways provides emergency shelter for individuals and families escaping abuse – including a space that allows survivors to bring their pets.
  • Family Home
    • Doorways also provides shelter for youth and families experiencing homelessness. The Freddie Mac Foundation Family Home is more than a shelter; it is a safe, temporary home offering comprehensive services to help youth and families work towards stability.
  • HomeStart Supportive Housing Program
    • Doorways' supportive housing programs provide support and wrap-around services to empower clients throughout their shelter stay and their transition to safe, long-term housing of their own.


Shelter- and Housing-Based Support

  • Goal Planning & Case Management Services
    • Each individual and family partners with a primary Client Services Counselor (case manager) to help coordinate services and ultimately reach goals towards self-sufficiency.
  • Pathways for Youth
    • Through Pathways for Youth, Doorways addresses the needs of transition-aged youth (18-24 years of age) and young families across Doorways’ emergency shelter and housing programs. Doorways provides intensive, developmentally tailored services with an emphasis on building life skills with a hands-on approach.
  • Children’s Services 
    • Doorways provides dedicated case workers and counselors to the children in our care, making sure they heal, grow, and thrive.
  • Financial Independence Track (FIT)
    • Financial Independence Track (FIT), Doorways' economic empowerment program, helps clients manage their daily finances, gain control over debt, and create a financial safety plan.

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