Open Door currently has three areas of Homeless Ministries:
- Welcome Home
- Showering Program for the Homeless
- Virginia D. Jackson Home for Women
“Welcome Home” is a rapid rehousing program for homeless women and families. Adults are better able to obtain and maintain employment, health, and stability by focusing on stable housing with intensive support services. In addition, stable housing helps ensure children are able to stay in school and be better prepared for academic success. Following the “housing first” model, the “Welcome Home” program works with each family to reduce or remove any existing barriers to housing and long-term sustainability.
The Showering Program for the Homeless is a unique ministry in our area offering unsheltered homeless persons a place to shower, a change of clothing, breakfast, hygiene items, and a place to do laundry. This program also offers Bible Study, job search skills, and barber services. The goal of the program is for participants to become employable.
Virginia D. Jackson Home for Women
This home is the oldest transitional housing program in our area. It provides a structured environment for adult homeless women for up to 12 months. Each resident must be employed, actively seeking employment, or attending school. The goal of the program is for each woman to obtain sustainable income, permanent housing and self-sufficiency.