Come inside!

A comfortable, healing and emotionally supportive environment awaits you. Since 1984, The Doorways has provided lodging and support for referred patients and families who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of “home.”

About The Doorways

Generosity opens doors. And the financial gifts of our kind-hearted donors ensure our doors remain open 24/7, 365 days a year. Every dollar creates a sense of home for our guests in medical crisis and touches their lives in remarkable ways.

Fueled by “I will” power.

Raising a hand for a task can also lift spirits in times of uncertainty and need. Our selfless, enthusiastic volunteers are at the heart of our important mission, proving that it’s absolutely possible to love people we don’t know.


Recent News

  • Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Headline SAVOR 2017

    Celebrity Chef Marcus Samuelsson to Headline SAVOR 2017

    SAVOR 2017 has announced its headlining chef, and it’s none other than Chef Marcus Samuelsson, the winner of multiple James Beard Foundation Awards including Best Chef: New York City; in May 2016 he was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s “Who’s Who of Food and Beverage in America.” And he is the youngest person to
  • Guest Stories: Greyhound to Richmond

    Guest Stories: Greyhound to Richmond

    When Albert C. needs specialized medical care, he hops the Greyhound bus from rural Nathalie, Virginia (pop. 183), to downtown Richmond and stays at The Doorways. It’s a routine he knows well. Heart issues, kidney dialysis and an ongoing evaluation for a kidney transplant make him a regular patient at VCU Health and a frequent
  • “I would be lost without a place like this.”

    “I would be lost without a place like this.”

    When Michelle A. has had enough of spending eight-hour days at the hospital and stressing over her daughter’s hemoglobin levels, she escapes to The Doorways’ kitchen. There, she fires up the stove, pops in her earbuds and “vegges out” to a playlist of Kyle Eastwood’s soothing jazz. “People need escapes,” Michelle says, “especially when they’re