Stories of Hope

On November 5, 2012 Open Door Mission’s Women & Family Crisis Center opened it's doors. When a family or single woman needs immediate shelter because of a crisis situation, we are the place to be. With seven family rooms, ten single bunks and countless overflow mats, the Women & Family Crisis Center is still full and has been since the...

Greg enjoying a hot, nutritious meal
at Open Door Mission.

As I write this story about Greg, I find it hard to write about his past, for the Greg I met was a shining star that emitted God’s love.

Greg was introduced to drinking at 18 and also experimented with marijuana, cocaine and...

Cass enjoys spending time with her daughters.

Growing up, Cass enjoyed a great relationship with both her parents and grandparents. However, school was not so enjoyable for her. She recalls, “I was always the quiet kid who kept to herself and read a lot, so I always seemed to gravitate toward the people who needed...

Tiago hard at work in Open Door Mission's Summer of Hope Garden!

Tiago was raised in a rough Omaha neighborhood. Despite his surroundings, he was fairly well behaved as a child. However in high school, Tiago began hanging around the wrong crowd, encountering trouble on the streets and rebelling against his family. His...

April 27, 2013 Terry graduated from Open Door Mission's Journey to Work Program with an acceptance letter and scholorship to Victory Trade School.

Terry spent a good portion of his life struggling with drugs and alcohol. He started drinking and using drugs at 18 because his friends were—but quickly found...