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For those that live in northern Virginia, please look into supporting Doorways for Woman and Families. They are a wonderful organization that provide needed services for families of violent situations by offering safe housing and life changing education. They are celebrating 30 years in service and recently won the 2009 Washington Post Award for Excellence in Nonprofit Management.

openbox9 is providing usability and fundraising strategy for their upcoming new website (to launch later this summer). While we are not designing the site we are proud to have a small role in helping Doorways communicate their passion to help the families in Virginia.

Our experience in this cause, started last summer with the redesign and development of Tahirih Justice Mission’s new website. While different organizations, the two organizations have made an impact on us with the stories of tragedy and victory. If we all start seeing each mother in harm’s way, as our own mother, I know we can end the cycle of violence.

Michael Schafer
Michael has spent the past 25 years applying his experience and superpowers to further the missions of social-good organizations, and has no plans to stop.