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RUN FOR THE DOOR COMING JUNE 1st!
April 17th, 2019
You’re invited to join us on June 1st to help Open Door address the root causes of poverty in Denver!
10th Annual Run for the Door 5K
June 1st, 2019 | 8:30 AM
Walk, run, roll, or volunteer with us to make this 10th Annual event the best it’s ever been! Registration is $35 for adults, $25 for kids, and $100 for families. 100% of your registration goes to Open Door Ministries as we serve low-income families and individuals in Denver. You won’t want to miss:
Five kilometers of green grass and city views
Giant inflatables and blowing foam for the kiddos
Pancakes from Flippin’ Flapjacks
Ice Cream from Banomanom
A chance to join with the Denver community to support ODM!
Volunteers Needed for Women’s Homelessness Initiative
April 10th, 2019
Join us for an event celebrating women and supporting Open Door Ministries! It will be a morning of worshipping, praying, and hearing from women who have been impacted by Open Door.
Saturday, April 13th, 2019
Southeast Christian Church
9:00 - 11:00 AM
We’re excited to hear from guest speaker Patty Pell, director of the Justice and Mission program at Denver Seminary. Not to mention a donut wall and delicious brunch food!
1 Ticket - $20 | 2 Tickets - $30 | Table of 8 - $125
Contact Kenzie to learn more: email@example.com | 720-975-0104 or purchase your tickets at the link below.
Join us April 13th to Celebrate and Empower Women at Open Door
Each and every year our programs impact the lives of women in our community. They reach beyond housing or job training and into the hearts of women who are yearning to know and love Jesus. Open Door bridges the gap for women in many ways. One way is through the Women’s Brunch. We reach beyond our ministry walls to educate the community about the population we impact. Inevitably this means women impacting women.
We are calling on YOU to be part of what Open Door is doing in and through the lives of women who are part of Still Waters Housing, the Women’s Homeless Initiative, Te Veo, and many more programs. It’s women like YOU who can impact lives. By being part of our Women’s Brunch on April 13th, you can be educated on who Open Door is and why we decide to come along women experiencing crises in Denver.
The Women’s Brunch has invited speaker Patty Pell, director of the Justice and Mission program at Denver Seminary, to speak on issues of social injustice impacting women and advocate for what Open Door is doing in Denver. You also will be given an opportunity to experience Open Door programs through virtual reality, live WHI set up, and take a look at the blueprints of our newest program Te Veo. Join us as we learn more about Open Door Ministries and eat some sweet treats off of a DONUT WALL!
Welcoming Peer Support Specialists to the Family Room
MARCH 28th, 2019
On March 5th Open Door officially launched a partnership with Colorado Mental Wellness Network (CMWN), bringing Peer Support Specialists to serve in our Family Room! A Peer Support Specialist is someone who has personally experienced various issues - be it trauma, mental illness, substance abuse, homelessness, etc. - and is now working with others who are going through the same difficulties.
Two years ago, one of our Esther House residents, Silvia, became certified by the state through Colorado Mental Wellness Network to become a Peer Support Specialist. Silvia’s connection with CMWN allowed us to build a new partnership and now they are providing 80 hours per week of staff time in the Open Door Family Room.
Peer Support Specialists are able to make a significant impact because they’ve personally walked through challenges and are now in recovery. They are building meaningful relationships with our Family Room guests and are excellent at pointing people to resources such as transitional housing, food stamps, Medicaid, government phones, and more.
Just three weeks into our partnership, the Peer Support Specialists have had 99 significant encounters with our guests. We’re excited to watch as the Family Room becomes a more effective tool as we share the hope of Christ with those who come through our doors every day.
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