The Open Door staff meet those of you in the Greater Glens Falls region at your point of need regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, creed, or religion.

We provide practical solutions, to physical, spiritual, and relational brokenness by providing hunger relief and shelter. The Open Door provides emergency and transitional housing to the homeless and services including encouragement for daily living, case management, counseling, connections to community resources, medical screenings, substance abuse recovery programs and counseling, training classes, budgeting, life and job skills, transportation, and advocacy.

Executive Director Kim Cook Consoling a Client

Services & Assistance


Meals are offered at The Open Door six days a week. There is no charge or obligation for meal service. Currently, our new kitchen is open for guests, at a limited capacity and with social distancing. For those who would prefer a take-away meal, those are still available.

Lunch | Monday – Saturday | 11:30am – 12:15pm

Dinner | Thursday and Sunday | 4:30pm – 5:15pm

The evenings The Open Door is not offering meal service, meals are still available locally at area churches:

Christ Church (54 Bay St) |  Dinner on the Last Saturday of Each Month | 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Salvation Army (37 Broad St) | Dinner Tuesday | 4:30pm & 5:30pm

Faith Tabernacle Church (15 Nelson St) | Dinner the First Friday of the Month | 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Full Foundation Church (62 Staple St) | Dinner on the First & Third Saturday of Each Month | 4:00pm – 5:15pm


The Open Door’s food pantry offers emergency food assistance only. This service is available on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 2-5 p.m at our 226 Warren Street location.


The Open Door feeds 390 children every week through their Backpack Program. We currently partner with 9 area schools: Abe Wing, Big Cross, Glens Falls Middle School, Kensington, Queensbury Elementary School, Queensbury WHBI, Queensbury Middle, Jackson Heights, WSWHE Boces. If your child attends one of these schools and needs assistance, please contact your school office.


Open Door Mission has an 8-bed men’s shelter and a 6-bed women’s shelter for those experiencing homelessness. In times of emergency, we are able to handle additional guests in an overflow area. For those who are utilizing our shelter, we provide access to resources and addiction recovery.


Our Day Room is a safe place for those who are experiencing homeless to come in off the streets, do laundry, access computers to work on a resume or search for jobs, and get connected with other resources.

Currently, our Day Room is closed.


Glens Falls Code Blue provides emergency overnight shelter to homeless people in the Greater Glens Falls Area, November through March. We are open on nights forecast to be 32 degrees or below or if they are predicting a 12″ or more of precipitation. Code Blue has opened for the 2020/2021 winter season.