Author: Kristen Dineen

VIP Car Wash Provides 1,688 Meals to Open Door Mission

WHAT: VIP Car Wash will be presenting a check to Open Door Mission for $3,630 on Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. to provide 1,688 meals to men, women and children experiencing homelessness.  VIP Car Wash hosted a safe Halloween activity for the whole family with a Haunted Halloween Car Wash in October.  They

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Donate a Car, Change a Life

James is a former graduate of the New Life Recovery Program here at Open Door Mission! Recently, James was blessed with a vehicle through one of our generous community donors! One of the many burdens that our program graduates are faced with is transportation to work. This is the reason that Open Door Mission has

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Husker Fans, We Need You This Saturday!

With the Nebraska Cornhusker football game against Wisconsin cancelled for this Saturday, Open Door Mission is asking Husker fans to make a difference in their community. “Like all Husker fans, we are disappointed the game is cancelled, but we would love to host fans who can make a difference right here, right now in their

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15th Annual Sleep Out for the Homeless

  Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., 15th Annual Sleep Out for the Homeless Omaha, Neb. – The Alpha Pi Sigma Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., a predominantly African-American fraternity, will host its 15th Annual Sleep Out for the Homeless on Friday, October 23rd from 9:14 pm until 5:00 am. We will be located

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Nebraska Pork Producers Bring Mobile Kitchen to Open Door Mission

WHAT: On Thursday, October 15, 2020, Nebraska Pork Producers will be bringing their mobile kitchen to the Open Door Mission Campus to prepare lunch for men, women and children experiencing homelessness.  They will begin cooking the pork burgers around 9:00 a.m. in the Garland Thompson Men’s Center parking lot.  The pork burgers will then be

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Art Therapy and Healing the Wounds of Trauma at Open Door Mission

One of the featured speakers at the Open Door Mission Virtual Gala is our Art Therapist, Jenelle! Jenelle discusses art therapy and her journey as an instructor through the American Art Therapy Association. Read more in the featured article and see some of the artwork done by our guests by clicking the link below. https://arttherapy.org/blog-first-art-therapy-job-at-homeless-shelter-in-a-pandemic/

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Leave a Legacy That Outlives You

Everyone wants to be remembered after they’re gone. Make your mark with an estate gift to Open Door Mission.  Donations are down for many charities. So many are in need and we know that lower donation numbers mean more will go without. Imagine our joy at answering a call to find someone had generously left

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Be Still, Just Be Still

“During a recent virus outbreak at the Lydia House, Assistant Director Shelly spoke words of encouragement toward her staff and was able to show a true sense of leadership. The idea of fear and trust in the Lord was emphasized. Shelly says, “We are all human and it’s easy to think that what we are

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Graduation This Saturday

Join us this Saturday, August 29th, 2020 at 10:00am to celebrate the graduating students from our New Life Recovery Program! Each of these students have ventured through months of extensive character building along with a reshaping of their habits through classes taught right here on the Open Door Mission campus. At the graduation, you will

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