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Tiara Finds a Family at Open Door

“I’ve drawn every short straw in life,” says Tiara. She grew up poor, in a single-parent household. Three of her sisters died before she was 14, and she lost her mother just five years later. Determined to make a better life for herself, Tiara enrolled in college and worked to…...

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Fall Newsletter

Check out our latest newsletter: Read Here -> September Newsletter – Still Thankful...

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Staff Profile: Lynn Figura

By the time you read this, Lynn Figura will have celebrated her first anniversary as Volunteer and Events Manager at the Open Door Mission. If her enthusiasm and passion for her work is any indication, she will have many more! “I love our guests and residents,” Lynn says. “They’re why…...

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I’m so Thankful I Made that Choice!

Last November, a little before Thanksgiving, Bob stood outside the Open Door Mission, debating whether or not he should go in. “I walked away,” he recalls, “then I said, ‘No, I’ve got to do this!’ I turned around and came back. It’s been nothing but up and up from there!”…...

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COVID-19: Meeting the Needs for the Most Vulnerable in Our Community  

As Open Door Mission cares for our most vulnerable neighbors amidst concerns of the coronavirus and other illnesses, we remain committed to the safety and well-being of all — our residents, guests, volunteers, staff, and the community we serve. We are closely monitoring the Coronavirus COVID-19, as well as proactively seeking…...

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Shop Our Secret Ingredient

Last night we held our Iron Chef Dinner and the secret ingredient used in the competition was lavender, from Lavenlair Farm! Our competing Chef’s made some fabulous appetizers utilizing it.  Curious to see what masterpieces you can whip up with lavender? Check out their online shop and use our code…...

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It Could Happen to Anyone

Joe had a pretty good life.  He grew up with good parents, had a wife and son and had a construction job doing steel work.  He was a hard worker and never thought that he would always be able to provide for himself and his family. In 1985 Joe was…...

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Join the 10-Gallon Challenge

For every 10 gallons donated through this online-only challenge, 20 children in need will receive a half-gallon Stewart’s milk card. These milk cards go directly into our Backpack Program, which feeds 375 children across 9 schools each weekend. This challenge also supports our local dairy farmers because Stewart’s milk is…...

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Open Door Mission Announces a New Brand Identity

A modern identity for the Open Door Mission has an updated look and feel; friendly, approachable color palette; and welcoming typeface. The new mark provides a fresh look for the Mission while maintaining the spiritual base upon which the Mission was built. Derek Slayton, a Partner and Creative Direction for…...

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End of Year 2017

Thanks for being a Partner with the Open Door Mission… We have been communicating with you over the last several months about our Pathway Home Campaign and the need to get Phase 1 done so we can house Code Blue there this winter. This phase was budgeted at $600,000 and…...

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