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.
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.
the virginia d. Jackson home for women is a 12-bed facility for homeless women where residents may live for up to two years. Each resident must be employed, actively seeking employment or attending school, and participate in case management services. The goal of the program is for each woman to obtain sustainable income and permanent housing.
Open Door is wonderful organization with a caring & loving staff. The mission is to empower people in poverty to get out of poverty by offering counseling, housing resource options, after school program where students that are often behind are meeting or exceeding their grade level, programs to help families take control of their finances & become self sufficient and a low income Senior Adult Program and more. If you call to take a tour and learn more, you will be amazed at all Open Door offers. Please give all you can or volunteer.