Your Home Away from Home

Experiencing a medical crisis is hard enough. Dealing with it away from home can make it even harder. That’s why we do what we do.

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Growing Through Compassion

The Doorways provides a healing, emotionally supportive environment for those who need to be close to the hospital but not far from the feeling of “home.”

We’re Richmond’s premier provider of temporary lodging and non-medical services to patients and their families referred through our participating Richmond-area hospital partners, including:

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Our guests find a healing, emotionally supportive environment in a place where community, generosity, and compassionate care come together.

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By the Numbers


The year The Doorways was founded. It was originally known as the MCV/VCU Hospital Hospitality House.


The percentage of guests unable to contribute the suggested donation of $15 per night towards their lodging.


The number of guests that have stayed at The Doorways over the past 40 years.

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The cost to operate The Doorways for one day. In 1989, it cost $250 a day to operate the original facility.


The number of guests that stay at The Doorways over the course of a year.


The number of volunteer hours served at The Doorways each year

How We Make An Impact

Read our recent reports to learn more about how we changed lives during our 2022-2023 fiscal year.

Be a Part of the Magic

The generosity of our community is a big part of who we are. Partner with our team to continue making our mission a reality.

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