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Doorways for Women and Families

  • 365 people are interested

Volunteers must be 18 years or older, attend 40 hours of training and submit background checks. One year commitment required.

** We are now recruiting for our Winter 2020 Training **

Children's volunteers assist with evening child care during weekly service provider meetings, support groups, and parenting classes on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:45pm-8:15pm at our Family Home and Safehouse and on Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-7:30pm at our counseling center. Volunteers supervise and facilitate activities for children with a range of ages while parents attend meetings and classes.

Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways for women, men and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy in Arlington, Virginia.

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About Doorways for Women and Families

Location:

PO Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22201, US

Mission Statement

Doorways for Women and Families creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives.

Description

Arlington, Virginia non-profit that creates pathways for women, men and children out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives by offering emergency shelter, housing, life changing support services and community advocacy.

Our approach:

For most of us, the word "home" conjures images of warmth, happiness, and a sense of belonging. But what if the only place you had to call home was where someone was causing you and your children harm? What if home didn’t exist at all, and the only way to keep your children off the street was to sleep in a car or beg friend after friend for a couch? These situations affect more Arlingtonians than you might imagine. A safe home is the first step in moving out of harm’s way. It’s why we offer individuals and families a nurturing, confidential and secure home where they can escape from trauma. We work with each person and family we serve to address the root causes of homelessness or violence and offer holistic services that provide the best chance for long-term success. The thought of ending homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault is daunting, but what once seemed impossible, no longer is. Together, we can prevent violence, end homelessness, and build brighter futures for thousands of Arlington families.

www.DoorwaysVA.org

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Confidential locationArlington, VA 22210

(38.88991,-77.09994)
 

SKILLS

  • Child Care
  • Child Development

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 1 year commitment required; 2 shifts/month
  • 40 hours of required training

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