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Dc Doors

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services, Immigration, Temporary Housing

Mission: DC Doors moves people from homelessness to permanent, stable and affordable housing by providing culturally competent, comprehensive support services.

Results: DC Doors achieves the following outcomes: • 85% of clients demonstrate progress on assessment goals each month • 85% of clients are referred to job training programs or will be assisted in obtaining employment • 80% of clients receive educational programming 12 times/year • 100% of clients will receive education on housecleaning, two weeks after entrance • 90% of clients maintain appropriate hygiene and cleanliness in their homes • 75% of clients maintain employment for a minimum of 4 months • 80% of clients complete their agreements and move into permanent housing

Target demographics: women ; familes and children

Direct beneficiaries per year: over 100 individuals

Geographic areas served: District of Columbia

Programs: transitional housing and supportive services

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Former staff

Rating: 5

DC Doors has always had and always will have a special place in my heart. Having watched the growth of the organization and the staff, all the while maintaining and embracing every opportunity to provide stellar services to families and women with housing crises, I continue to be inspired by and proud of the work they do. Thank you DC Doors for continuing to be a beacon of hope and stability in the community for so many years!

Abraham M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been supporting this amazing organization from a little while ago and I get really impressed of the work done to help our latino community. The staff it's really involved in aiding people find stable housing and even continuously expanding their services to those who most need them. All this effort not only motivates me to keep working with them but also really makes me proud of DC Doors.

Nathalia M.

Board Member

Rating: 5

DC Doors is a remarkable organization. Its staff truly understand how to work with individuals in vulnerable situations and address their needs by building genuine and impactful connections with them. I support the organization because it is only one of two organizations in DC that are doing this type of work. However, DC doors has truly gone beyond its reach to cater to the Latino population and served as a bridge to supportive services.

Mina O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I know DC Doors is great because they help homeless families and females in need of housing. They work with the families and females to become self sufficient.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am currently a client being served at DC Doors. Through their consistent life skill workshops and supportive staff, I have acquired the skills needed to become independent. DC Doors is a great program because they have staff on call for round-the-clock service, they are very clear in their rules and regulations, and their policies are reasonable. I would recommend this program to anyone who needs help achieving self-sufficiency.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had the unique opportunity to volunteer for a semester with DC Doors for a class, but have stayed on because it's so exceptional. The staff is culturally competent and plugged into the community's resources and needs. DC Doors is a rare and outstanding nonprofit that moves people into homes and out of poverty through vocational training and advocacy. I'm happy to be able to volunteer for them!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Having worked with DC Doors in many capacities as a volunteer for the past year, I am truly humbled and awed by the dedication and compassion of the organization's employees. The way that they interact with each other and treat each client and volunteer like a family member is so touching and appreciated and is in itself rewarding enough. The staff additionally is so trusting of their volunteers and, regardless of experience, those who choose to serve with DC Doors will find themselves experiencing a variety of functions from contract writing, to client visits, to workshop preparation and teaching. If you are interested in serving the Latino population with a close-knit group of staff members, DC Doors is the organization for you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered for DC DOORS for the past two semesters, and the experience was incredible! The friendly staff, rewarding work, and passion that fuels each and every staff member and volunteer was the highlight of my school year. The volunteer coordinator tailors tasks to the individual volunteers interests, and there is always something that can be done in the office. The work that DC DOORS does to ensure that the Latino community is provided with culturally competent services is extremely important and necessary, and my support for the organization and its staff is unwavering.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered at DC Doors for the last 3 years and it has been a great experience. I was able to see the great work DC Doors does to help women and children leave poverty. I highly recommend DC Doors, they make a difference in the community.

Board Member

Rating: 5

DC Doors is a phenomenal nonprofit that is doing amazing work in Washington, DC. DC Doors prides itself on their keen ability to assist clients from the struggles of homelessness to permanent, stable and affordable housing by providing culturally competent, comprehensive support services. The DC Doors staff is comprised of very dedicated, bright, and thoughtful individuals that go above and beyond to serve our community. It is an honor to be associated with such a great organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a Latina, homeless mother. I sought the help of DC Doors, during the time I participated in their transitional living program, I was assisted with finding a job, and getting back on my feet. I came to DC Doors after leaving my abuser and having to live in a shelter and I am greatful for all the help I was given.