Doorways for Women and Families Wins HomeAid Award

Doorways for Women and Families Wins Award from Homeaid Northern Virginia;

HomeAid Annual Gala and Auction Raises $270,000


Chantilly, VA, November 5, 2013 — HomeAid Northern Virginia, which builds and renovates facilities for the homeless and provides clothing to homeless women and children, presented Doorways for Women and Families its Nonprofit Service Provider Project of the Year Award on November 2.  This award recognizes an organization that has made a deeper impact on the community and on the lives of the clients it serves because of its partnership with HomeAid.

This year, Builder Captain Sagatov Homes managed a $200,000 renovation for Doorways that enhanced the confidentiality of their home and increased its safety, comfort and efficiency. The renovation also included repairing and upgrading all entrances; replacing the roof, siding and exterior door and windows; upgrading the electrical, security and HVAC system; upgrading the kitchen and décor throughout; and  improving the landscaping and outdoor storage. View before and after photos.

“Doorways for Women and Families has been helping women and families flee domestic violence and homelessness for 35 years,” said Caroline Jones, executive director, Doorways. “Thanks to HomeAid, we can provide emergency shelter in a home-like setting that allows for healing and rebuilding.  While we are elated to be the winners of this year’s Nonprofit Service Provider Project of the Year, we feel like winners every day when we enjoy the beautiful renovation of our Safehouse. Thank you to all who made this possible!”

HomeAid’s annual Gala and Auction, held November 2 in Herndon, was attended by 450 individuals, many from the homebuilding industry, and raised $270,000. HomeAid will use these funds to help build and renovate homeless shelters and transitional housing and toward operational expenses related to its Women Giving Back program, which provides clothing for homeless women and children in Northern Virginia.


Yuri Sagatov, president, Sagatov Associates; Russ Rosenberger, president HomeAid Northern Virginia; Caroline Jones, executive director, Doorways for Women and Families at the HomeAid Gala and Auction, Nov. 2.