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 guests entering the campus for shelter or the New Life program will need to complete 72 hours quarantined without temperature or symptoms before joining the general population.

Unfortunately, it will take 4 to 6 weeks to open all of our 40+ programs that serve the community and onboard more than 15,000 current volunteers.  This roll out is in 6 phases. Open Door Mission is currently in Phase One – medical providers, teachers, chapel teams, 12 step group leaders and receptionists are returning to campus. 

All volunteers prior to COVID-19 will need to  complete a NEW onboarding process with a COVID-19 Volunteer Health Policy, new application, waiver, and  CDC health questionnaire.  Once that is complete, the volunteer will be scheduled with a date, time, and location on campus.  Upon arrival on campus, volunteers will be greeted by a staff member to have a temperature and symptom check,  complete the CDC questionnaire and review the COVID-19 precautionary measures.  

All new volunteers can watch for upcoming details on dates and times for July’s volunteer orientation on our Volunteer page of the website.

We apologize for this inconvenience but all of Open Door Mission’s 3 Outreach Centers and Drop Off Locations will still remain closed. All food donations can be taken directly to the kitchen (back side of the Garland Thompson Men’s Center) from 10 a.m. – 6p.m.  COVID 19 Relief items can dropped off at our Administration Building, 2828 N 23rd St E, open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Thank you for your patience, care, love, prayers and support through this pandemic.