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Remembering Kirk

Today, Open Door Mission is remembering the life of Kirk, one of our beloved volunteers and a former graduate of the New Life Recovery Program. Kirk came to Open Door Mission as a broken man, in desperate need of change. He found hope and restoration through the Open Door Mission’s New Life Recovery Program. Two months after Kirk

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Open Door Mission Celebrates 9 Program Graduates

WHAT: On Saturday, September 18th, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. Open Door Mission will celebrate 9 graduates from the New Life Program, a residential program committed to providing men, women and families the tools needed to become self-sufficient community members.  The 7 men and 2 women will share their Story of Hope and receive a certificate

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A Blessing in the Timberlake Outreach Center

Evelyn, our Community Guest Services Manager, wrote this update from the Timberlake Outreach Center: God bless everyone, I want to share how God is blessing our community at the Timberlake Outreach Center.  Our volunteer, Hyeyong, offered her services for free haircuts recently. It was a huge success! She did about 8 to 10 haircuts. What

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How to Help as Dangerously High Temps Hit the Metro

WHAT: With a heat advisory in effect later today and tomorrow, Open Door Mission is asking the community to help save the lives of those living on the streets by keeping an eye out for anyone who may be in distress during the dangerously high temperatures.  The community can help by donating much needed items

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Hydrate for Hope Event to Collect Water

On Thursday, July 22, 2021, from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. Open Door Mission and iHeartMedia invite the public to bring bottled water donations to the Hydrate for Hope event in the iHeartMedia parking lot.  Donors will be able to drive through the parking lot to drop off the bottled water without getting out of their

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Time of Fellowship & Giving Back

Russell Janssen, our Men’s Ministry Director had this update: I had the pleasure of taking 8 men to Bellevue to help Thanksgiving Lutheran Church work on their Lighthouse in Old Towne Bellevue.  They are taking Ron Dotzler’s program and starting their own in Bellevue where crime and other issues like teen pregnancies are rampant.  We had

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Coming Back to Give Back

Duane used to stay at the Garland Thompson Men’s Center and earlier this week came back so he could give back! He now works for Kwik Shop who had coffee, coffee cups and filters to donate from all of their stores. What a great moment for everyone during this full circle moment. Pictured is Program

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Camp of Good Shepherd Retreat & Work Day

An update from Case Manager Daniel Krueger from the men’s New Life Program: Last week, we were able to take 20 men down to Camp of the Good Shepherd for a work day and an overnight retreat. The directors of the camp have been overjoyed by the help that we have been able to offer

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Lydia House Ladies Living Their Relationship with Jesus

This morning in devotions we talked about Proverbs 22:1 ” A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold”. We talked about truly living your relationship with Jesus and not just talking the talk! We also talked about how we are no longer defined by all the wreckage we left behind! 

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Grateful for Mothers

They are the ones who ask for the least credit when they deserve the most credit. They are the ones who awake when the sun is barely up, just to get the house in order, and often they are the last to go to sleep after a long day of ensuring that everyone is taken

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