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.

  • Breakfast is served Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.
  • Lunch is served Monday through Saturday, from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
  • Dinner is offered Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday (except the 1st Friday of the month) from 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

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


The Open Door’s food pantry offers emergency food assistance only. This service is available on Mondays and Thursdays from 1-4 p.m at our 47 Lawrence 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 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.


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 is currently closed for the season.