Human Services : Social Services

Doorways for Women and Families

Creating pathways out of homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault leading to safe, stable and empowered lives.

three stars

88.78

P.O. Box 100185 Arlington, VA 22210
tel: (703) 504-9400   Web Site
EIN: 54-1087829

Board Leadership
Carmen Oviedo
President

CEO
Maureen Devine-Ahl
Interim President and CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 88.78 three stars
  Financial 84.14 three stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Founded in 1978, Doorways for Women and Families strives to end homelessness and family and intimate partner violence by offering safe shelter and housing, life-changing support services, and community advocacy. We operate a domestic violence hotline and provide 24/7 shelter and housing through a Domestic Violence Safehouse (11 beds), Family Home (21 beds), and HomeStart Supportive Housing Program serving 20 households at a time. We also provide support and advocacy, financial literacy counseling, children's services and a range of essential life skills promoting healthy, vibrant living. We serve more than 1,400 people per year, and more than half of the people in our housing programs are children.

Founded in 1978, Doorways for Women and Families strives to end homelessness and family and intimate partner violence by offering safe shelter and housing, life-changing support services, and community advocacy. We operate a domestic violence hotline and provide 24/7 shelter and housing through a Domestic Violence Safehouse (11 beds), Family Home (21 beds), and HomeStart Supportive Housing Program serving 20 households at a time. We also provide support and advocacy, financial literacy counseling, children's services and a range of essential life skills promoting healthy, vibrant living. We serve more than 1,400 people per year, and more than half of the people in our housing programs are children.

Impact & Results Score

Score
75/100
Program Name: Domestic Violence Shelter and Family Home
Program Name: Domestic Violence Shelter and Family Home

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
Doorways For Women And Families provides people experiencing homelessness with a temporary place to stay.
Impact Statement
$60 provides a night of shelter for a person experiencing homelessness.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of emergency shelters are based on the cost of providing a night of shelter relative to the Fair Market Rent in that county. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 200% the cost of a meal and a score of 75 if they are less than 400%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the threshold for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of Doorways for Women and Families.
Data Source
We look for self-reported shelter nights. If we cannot find this information we estimate it using HIC data.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
We assume that the provision of shelter by one nonprofit does not diminish the provision of shelter by any other (neighboring) nonprofit. We also assume there is, in general, no slack capacity in the homeless shelter system. In the absence of a given shelter, beneficiaries would not be able to stay at another shelter because other shelters are assumed to have no beds to spare. We therefore set the counterfactual to zero.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published on November 22, 2019.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

three stars

84.14

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 05/01/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.7%
  Administrative Expenses 7.4%
  Fundraising Expenses 10.7%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.11
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.34
  Program Expenses Growth 5.1%
  Liabilities to Assets 20.2%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Doorways for Women and Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Doorways for Women and Families on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $1,934,493
   Federated Campaigns $33,582
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $2,402,726
Total Contributions $4,370,801
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $4,370,801
   Other Revenue $61,404
TOTAL REVENUE $4,432,205
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $3,598,699
   Administrative Expenses $579,999
   Fundraising Expenses $481,960
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $4,660,658
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-228,453
   
Net Assets $6,244,981

Charts

Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$136,675 2.93% Caroline Jones President & CEO

Mission

Founded in 1978, Doorways for Women and Families strives to end homelessness and family and intimate partner violence by offering safe shelter and housing, life-changing support services, and community advocacy. We operate a domestic violence hotline and provide 24/7 shelter and housing through a Domestic Violence Safehouse (11 beds), Family Home (21 beds), and HomeStart Supportive Housing Program serving 20 households at a time. We also provide support and advocacy, financial literacy counseling, children's services and a range of essential life skills promoting healthy, vibrant living. We serve more than 1,400 people per year, and more than half of the people in our housing programs are children.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Doorways for Women and Families (VA) 88.78 three stars
SAFEHOME (KS) 91.54 four stars
Rose Brooks Center (MO) 91.61 four stars
The SAFE Alliance (TX) 92.74 four stars
Betty Griffin Center (FL) 94.05 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

Doorways for Women and Families
P.O. Box 100185
Arlington, VA 22210
tel: (703) 504-9400
fax: (703) 522-4338
EIN: 54-1087829

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Board Leadership

Carmen Oviedo
President

CEO

Maureen Devine-Ahl
Interim President and CEO