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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Christianity, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Personal Social Services, Religion

Mission: The mission of open door community house, inc. , is to empower low-income people in our community to realize their full potential as children of god.

Programs: Mathews promise academy provides after school and full-day programs of reading development, math tutoring, academic enrichment, arts, crafts, sports, recreation, and kids cafe provided by feeding the valley food bank.

the organization's community case management program is a collaborative program with multiple service providers to aid homeless women/women with children in obtaining permanent housing and self-sufficiency. Services may include rental and utility deposits, household necessities, counseling through the pastoral institute, and assistance with child care, job search, and medical needs.

circles in columbus is an initiative for persons living below the federal poverty guideline to work individually and as a group to develop personal and community plans to move out of poverty and become economically self-sufficient. The program utilizes circle leader training, a 15-week program, and graduates move into "circles in columbus", a city-wide initiative to end poverty, which is housed at open door. These circle leaders (persons of poverty) are matched with 2-3 allies (volunteers from the community) and together they work to implement the circle leader's plan to end poverty. The matched circles meet for 18 months as a circle of 3-4 people, and as a larger circle where all circle leaders and allies meet together each month. In addition, big view is a meeting held each month by the big view team of circles in columbus to address systemic issues in columbus that help keep people in poverty, an example of which might be the lack of transportation for third-shift employment.

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