For more than 50 years, Open Door Mission has welcomed the undesirable when all other doors were closed. As the face of homelessness transformed from a scruffy, middle-aged man into the unblemished face of a 9 year old child, Open Door Mission’s Lydia House expanded programs and services to meet people in their need and swing wide the door to a better place. The Lydia House also offers life-changing programs to address the causes of homelessness such as abuse, addiction, or the inability to obtain and maintain steady employment.
Nationally, about half of all homeless women and children are fleeing domestic abuse and violence. Open Door Mission’s Women and Family Crisis Center provides emergency services for women and families in need of immediate assistance. We provide food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs.
The reality is that when a person walks through our doors, they are not initially seeking a complete life change. They are coming in off the streets, leaving the cars or cardboard boxes they’ve called home and seeking two simple things– shelter and food. Open Door Mission’s Garland Thompson Men’s Center provides emergency services for men in need of immediate assistance. Food, shelter, clothing and other basic needs are provided and each man is given case management, which provides the first steps toward preventing future homelessness.
The Rebuilding Lives Center is committed to empowering men with the tools they need to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community. This center has 96 units for life-changing programs. The New Life Recovery Program is a Bible-based 12-step residential program focused on personal development. The Journey to Work Program provides money management, job training and educations skills. While the Veterans Housing First Program focuses on supportive services, crisis intervention, educational screening and assessment in areas of mental health, chemical dependency, job skills and life skills. The top floor is for Permanent Supportive Housing for those who may benefit from living in a stable environment while working or attending school full-time.
Open Door Mission desires to be a bridge of hope for people striving to reclaim the basic necessities of life, restore their God-given dignity, and rejoin the community as full and active participants. This apartment complex consists of 41 two and three bedroom apartments for men, women and families who may benefit from living in a stable environment for an extended period of time. Residents can live in a supportive housing environment while working or attending school full time.
Open Door Mission’s Timberlake Outreach Center provides preventative measures to empower families to remain in their own homes by supplementing their income through monthly assistance with food, clothing, household goods, furniture and appliances. Additionally, the Timberlake Outreach Center offers a variety of free classes, such as GED completion, computer training, life skills, case management, employment readiness and English as a Second Language.
The Timberlake Outreach Center, also, serves thousands with our seasonal preventive programs including Great Thanksgiving Banquet, Turkey 'N Fixins, Super Duper Give Away and Project Santa.
Open Door Mission offers life-changing programs to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Lydia House and the Garland Thompson Men’s Center also offer life changing recovery programs to address the causes for homelessness such as abuse, addiction, or the inability to obtain and maintain steady employment.
NLRP is a Bible-based 12-step residential program committed to providing men, women and families the tools they need to become self-sufficient, contributing members of the community.
The Journey to Work Program focuses on breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty through personal development, money management, job training and educational skills. GED classes are also offered.
The Veteran’s Housing First Program focuses on the Housing First and Veterans Administration combined goals of crisis intervention, emergency services, screening, and assessments in area of mental health, chemical dependency, job skills, training, and life skills.
Our AfterCare Program is a service available to individuals and families after they graduate from one of our programs. Support is crucial at this time, and the AfterCare Program provides help during the transition to independent living.
Graduates of Work Net discover opportunities that are fulfilling and lead to gainful employment.
2911 SuccessNet is designed to empower individuals with the tools to change their present situation. Individuals learn how to set and meet goals that will improve their future. Opportunities through life skill classes and case management will help individuals pay monthly bills, reduce debt and save for the future. 2911 SuccessNet is a program designed to prevent homelessness before it happens breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty.
Afterschool programs provide educational tutoring, field trips, and character building exercises. Summer Bible Day Camp provides 3 hot, nutritious meals, recreational games, field trips, learning activities, educational tutoring, arts and crafts, and so much more.