Domestic violence will directly impact at least 1:4 women in their lifetime according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
But it’s not only the women experiencing the abuse that feel its impact: their children, friend, family and co-workers are affected as well.
Doorways’ Domestic Violence Program provides more than shelter from violence. We offer a spectrum of life-saving, supportive, and educational services to help women and children leave behind a life of domestic violence and begin a new life of stability, dignity and self-sufficiency.
Addressing Domestic Violence in Northern Virginia
The Doorways Domestic Violence Program has been accredited by the Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance, indicating adherence to rigorous best practice standards. Doorways also piloted the Virginia Address Confidentiality Program in Arlington—paving the way for 26 more counties to adopt the program.
Doorways Safehouse: A secure and confidential 11-bed home for adults and children who are in imminent danger.
24-Hour Domestic Violence Hotline: Crisis intervention, support, counseling, and immediate assistance for abuse victims.
Court Advocacy Services: Advice on navigating the legal system to protect victims and their children.
PAWS Program:Safehouse shelter for animals fleeing abusive homes with their owners.
Domestic Violence: The Issue
The Facts: Domestic violence comes in many forms and impacts our entire community. It isolates survivors and victims from social and financial help, often leaving them to choose between returning to their abuser or becoming homeless.
How To Be Supportive: We all will have an opportunity in our lives to help someone living with violence. Learn what you can do be a resource.
Community Education and Advocacy
We offer a variety of training and outreach tools to create a community that does not tolerate domestic violence and is supportive of survivors.
Project PEACE (Partnership to End Abuse in the Community for Everyone): We are proud to provide leadership in Project PEACE, Arlington’s coordinated community response to domestic violence. This best practice approach unites over 25 public and private entities under a comprehensive vision and strategic course designed to prevent domestic violence and protect those affected.
October: Domestic Violence Awareness Month Join us to celebrate safety! Find out how you can participate in our events throughout the community!
Volunteer with the Domestic Violence Program: Answer the 24-hour hotline, assist families in shelter, or work with children at the Safehouse.