Monday, June 6, 2011

Doorways for Women & Families

This charity lies near and dear to one of my friend's hearts - she asked if I could make people aware of the needs of women and families and how they can show their support.

Doorways for Women & Families offers safe shelter and housing to those who have suffered from domestic violence and homelessness. The organization offers safe shelter and housing, life-changing support services and community advocacy. They also provide comprehensive, family-centered and strength-based services that target multiple life areas for adults and children.

Their mission:

We envision a community where all people live free of violence and have safe and stable housing.

Here are several areas Doorways specializes in:
There are several ways to serve ~ here are some suggestions:

If you would like to donate financially, there is a Doorways Wish List on that works like a bridal registry. It tells you the priority of the items, quantity desired, cost and you can add these items to your cart as shown below:

Or, you can sponsor a Dinner with Friends Event. This is a monthly dinner where families from Doorways' residential programs and the HomeStart Supportive Housing Program come together for a meal and an educational program. The sponsoring group prepares or buys dinner for the families.

Lastly, you can help stock Doorways' Pantry with a Grocery Store Drive! Help them get the items they need for families by coordinating a a drive with a local grocery store. It only takes a few hours to have a huge impact!  Grocery Store Collection Drive Guidelines

For questions regarding volunteering at Doorways, please contact:

Simone Schonenberger
Volunteer Coordinator

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