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Volunteer Update

Daily, Open Door Mission strives to operate in wisdom and safety for our organization, including those that serve with us and those that we serve. Over the past months, we have learned a lot about COVID-19, social distancing, and how to keep each other safe. Because of the great work of our campus teams in …

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Open Door Mission Offers Drive Thru Resources June 13

WHAT: Open Door Mission will offer COVID -19 relief through a Drive-Thru service on the main Open Door Mission Campus.  Fresh vegetables and fruit, frozen meats and diapers will be available.  Farmers to Families Food Box Program, C&C Produce and City Serve are providing produce boxes. “Since our Outreach Centers are still closed, we wanted …

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Soon a New Art Therapy Studio

We are excited to announce that we are building a new Art Therapy Studio for adults and children at Open Door Mission. Art Therapy helps children, adolescents and adults explore their emotions, improve self-esteem, manage addictions, relieve stress, improve symptoms of anxiety and depression, and cope with a physical illness or disability. Techniques used in art …

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Noddle Companies & Inner Rail Food Hall Donate Over 1,200 Meals

WHAT: Noddle Companies and Inner Rail Food Hall are donating over 1,200 meals this week to feed the hungry and homeless in our community at Open Door Mission.  They dropped off the first 300 meals on Saturday.  They will be dropping off meals Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday this week. “We are so thankful for …

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From Candace’s Heart

The tragic stories of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, and now James Scurlock have had an immeasurable impact. My heart is heavy, as I am processing my own raw emotion in the face of these senseless acts. I do not have the right words to describe the injustice in our world today, but God does. “Speak …

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Moving Forward

On Monday, June 1st, 2020, Open Door Mission is lifting the Shelter in Place Policy, which means guests experiencing homelessness can leave for employment and housing opportunities, go shopping and basically carry on with everyday life.  The Open Door Mission team will still focus on safe shelter and quality care following all CDC guidelines.  New …

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Open Door Mission is COVID-19 Free After 27 Days

Dear Friends, There were 25 staff and guests that tested positive for COVID-19 during the month of May. Following the recommendation of the Douglas County Health Department, Open Door Mission’s Campus completed 14 days of quarantine on Monday, May 25th. Open Door Mission’s housing programs have now all reopened to accept new guests. Within the …

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Drop Off Locations Closed

Due to the generosity of the community, the Open Door Mission is forced to close its drop off locations including cancelling Spring Clean at Dingman’s Collision Center. All of the possible storage space is full on Campus, including 3 semi trailers. The 3 Outreach Center’s in Elkhorn, Council Bluffs, and the Main Campus serve approximately …

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Hopping Down the Bunny Trail

Believe it or not…Easter is fast approaching. At Open Door Mission we start planning for holidays way in advance. We will be serving 100 or more children, not to forget the adults too. (Numbers fluctuate as families move in and out) As we look forward to Easter for the children we need items for the …

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