Special thanks to everyone who came out to Rocklands last week and rallied in the rain to support Doorways and our clients! What to Watch: Maid Domestic violence. Homelessness. Working and struggling the make ends meet. Facing the "welfare cliff." This is Maid. "I can't help but think about how impossible it is for most people to jump off the 'welfare cliff' and how hard it is to change your life. Be empathetic. Have compassion. My story is not the norm," tweeted Stephanie Land, author of Maid, the inspiration behind the new series launching on October 1st, just in time for the start of Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month. "The show will change and save lives. I have no doubt. I hope the people in charge of creating legislation for those in poverty watch it. They're the ones who need to see it the most." Watch the Trailer The Cliff Effect in Arlington Watch this video from the Arlington Community Foundation to learn what the working poor face here "The Cliff Effect refers to the drop off in eligibility for subsidies for health care, food, child care, transportation or housing that working low-income families experience with even a minor rise in earnings," the Arlington Community Foundation says. "The loss of the subsidies mean the worker has to refuse the raise or better-paying job/not accept the promotion or see their family worse off." Learn More about the Cliff Effect "'Sandra', the woman in this story, is a single Arlington mom with 2 children, ages 10 months and 4 years old. Hers represents a very typical situation amongst Arlington's working poor." Watch Video Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month October is Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month! Mark your calendar and stay tuned for more updates and events. National Week of Action (October 18-24) Join Doorways, NNEDV, our partners, and advocates across the nation to take daily action October 18-24. Join us to raise awareness, engage your community, and make a difference! See Daily Actions Doorways Coffee Chat: Helping Youth Recognize Un/Healthy Relationships in Digital Media (October 27) Join Prevention Specialist Scotney Young, LGSW, for an introduction to Doorways' Prevention Program and a conversation about helping youth think critically about digital media. Register Now Open Hearts, Open Doors October 14th 8 - 9 p.m. You're invited to join us for a virtual fundraising event! The evening's program includes clients sharing their stories, time for networking, a live auction, conversations with program directors, and more. Every $50 ticket includes a party bag with goodies! Sponsorship opportunities start at just $250 and come with great benefits. Register now! Purchase Tickets or Sponsor the Event Sponsored By Give While You Shop with AmazonSmile Since supporters like you began making their Amazon purchases at AmazonSmile, $5,599.85 has been donated to Doorways! Select Doorways as your charity of choice! When you purchase from Amazon via smile.amazon.com, a portion will be donated to Doorways automatically, at no cost to you. Sign Up to Support Doorways Drive-Thru Deeds Swing by our office on Fridays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. to drop off items, or purchase items from our Amazon wish list to ship them directly to our offices. Size 5 Diapers (urgent need) Gallon Ziploc Bags Hair Brushes Shower Caddies White Twin Bedding and Linens Shower Curtains and Liners We appreciate your support! Do you need support? Do you know someone else who might? Call Doorways to speak with an advocate any time. 24-Hour Domestic & Sexual Violence Hotline: 703-237-0881 Donate Now Doorways | P.O. Box 100185, Arlington, VA 22210 Unsubscribe [email protected] Update Profile | Constant Contact Data Notice Sent by [email protected] powered by Try email marketing for free today!