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/

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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Lydia House Closed To New Intakes and Volunteers Due to Positive COVID-19 Cases

WHAT: Effective immediately, Open Door Mission’s Lydia House is closed to new intakes and volunteers for the next 10 days, until September 8, 2020, due to positive COVID-19 cases.  Recently 4 Lydia House staff and a family of 4 tested positive for COVID-19, with 1 staff member awaiting results. “We have been diligent in following …

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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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Exceeding the Expectations

Have you ever been counted out or dismissed as a lost cause? The Lydia House at the Open Door Mission has the high calling of taking in those who are being released from both prison facilities and jail. The Assistant Lydia House Director Shelly has shared the task of interviewing inmates and communicating with correctional …

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Double Your Impact

Today, the best hope for the hungry and homeless in our community is found at Open Door Mission. With your help, the weak and weary have a better life. For $2.15, you can provide a good meal to relieve hunger. You will give someone the opportunity to hear the Gospel of God’s grace. Any remaining …

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Humility Creates Change

We as humans have all struggled and failed in our life at different capacities. As Christ followers, our journey and the road to righteousness is difficult, or as Martin Luther King, Jr.  once spoke, “At times, life is hard, as hard as crucible steel.” We stumble and we fall but it is our hope in …

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