Temporary Lodging Policy

The Doorways is designed to provide housing for patients and/or family members who are temporarily in Richmond receiving medical care at a participating hospital. With the exception of transplant patients awaiting a transplant, The Doorways is not intended to serve as a long term or permanent residence for those who require on-going maintenance therapies. Therefore, no patient/ caregiver shall be permitted to stay longer than 90 days, regardless of their status with the participating hospital. Guests requiring lodging for more than 90 days may discuss their needs with The Doorways social worker(s) for referrals to social service agencies who may be able to assist with other lodging options. Exceptions to this policy shall be considered on a case by case basis.

The Doorways became a safe harbor in our storm. A hot shower after a long day of sitting and waiting was welcome beyond measure. The services of The Doorways are golden to families dealing with the traumas of their loved ones.

You may stay at The Doorways if a doctor, nurse, patient representative or hospital administrator from a participating hospital provides a referral to The Doorways. Referrals are necessary to ensure that rooms are available.

Participating Hospitals:

Virginia Commonwealth University Health System (VCUHS) – Medical College of Virginia Hospitals
The Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Children’s Hospital
Kindred Hospital
Sheltering Arms Rehabilitation Hospital
Retreat Hospital
HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
Virginia Treatment Center for Children
International Hospital for Children

Referral Confirmation

If you have requested a referral from your health care provider please call The Doorways to confirm the receipt of your referral. You may reach the front desk staff at The Doorways at 804.828.6901, 24 hours a day.