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Doorways For Women and Families, Inc. aka Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, Inc.'s Fundraiser:

Doorways' 2016 Purple Purse Challenge

Doorways For Women and Families, Inc. aka Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, Inc.'s Photo
Doorways For Women and Families, Inc. aka Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, Inc.'s Photo
Doorways For Women and Families, Inc. aka Arlington Community Temporary Shelter, Inc.'s Photo
 

"Now I know how to manage my money, and that was one of the biggest things."
October 18, 2016

We're so grateful to everyone who has donated so far! Watch this video to learn how your support of our financial education and empowerment  See more

THE STORY:

Doorways creates pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives. The women and families we serve have suffered years of abuse, control and instability, leaving them unfamiliar with how to manage their finances. Along with poor financial management skills, clients also come to our programs with debt. They are often challenged by low self-esteem, depression and feelings of guilt and fear, leading to a lack of empowerment over their finances.

How Doorways Helps

Doorways’ Financial Independence Track (FIT) addresses those issues with concrete, practical financial education that teaches money management and financial decision-making skills. The specially-trained FIT Counselors empower clients to manage their daily finances, gain control over their debt and create a financial safety plan. FIT helps to increase the cumulative wealth of our families through enhanced earnings, entitlement program maximization, debt reduction and cost savings. Doorways’ Financial Counselors work with clients from our shelters and housing program to ensure a continuum of care and support. Financial Counselors also help create pathways to employment for our clients.

Your Impact

  • $2,000 can provide 1 full year of comprehensive financial counseling for a survivor or family building independence and self-sufficiency 

  • $105 can provide 3 individualized, one-on-one financial counseling sessions for a survivor or a family

  • $55 can provide an initial meeting with a financial counselor, including a financial risk assessment

$1,695

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Shannon

    $25

  • Tani

    $25

  • themanchicken

    $30

  • Susan Clyde

    $500

  • Mary Ann and Nicholas Penning

    $50

  • Lori Wright

     

  • Chris DeRosa

     

  • Bryon and Mary Hargis

    $25

  • Peggy Hargis

    $25

  • Joedy and Richard Cambridge

    $50

  • Kyla O'Brien

     

  • Barb Nash

    $50

  • The Chase Family

     

  • Larry J Griffin

    $25

  • K-Kin Fairbank

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy S Hyde

    $500

  • Kathy Swayze, Impact Communications

     

  • JOHN WALKER

    $50

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The Team: $1,695 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

JOHN WALKER

JOHN WALKER

DONATION: $50

10 months ago

Nancy S Hyde

Nancy S Hyde

DONATION: $500

10 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

10 months ago

K-Kin Fairbank

K-Kin Fairbank

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

Larry J Griffin

Larry J Griffin

DONATION: $25

10 months ago

The Chase Family

The Chase Family

10 months ago

Barb Nash

Barb Nash

DONATION: $50

In memory of Susan Wilder 10 months ago

Kyla O'Brien

Kyla O'Brien

10 months ago

Joedy and Richard Cambridge

Joedy and Richard Cambridge

DONATION: $50

10 months ago