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Super Bowl destination hotel Marriott Marquis hires Open Door Mission graduate!

From homeless to helping host the SuperBowl: Watch Ricardo’s amazing story of transformation, made possible by friends of Open Door Mission like YOU! Want to be a part of more great stories like this? Your gift of any amount provides counseling, education, and spiritual growth to men who want to leave their past behind.


Luis was saved from death – only to have his life fall apart!

Like many of us, Luis’ life was busy. “I had two girls and a wife, but I spent all my time working,” he remembers. “I was thinking only about myself and didn’t have time for my family.”

To ease the strain of an 84-hour work week, Luis decided to give the new synthetic marijuana a try. […]

Battling Addiction by getting help at Open Door Mission.

An inspirational story of a young man’s path down the road towards recovery and how he found faith and family along the way.

Thank you!

Special “thank you’s” to these awesome volunteers! Mary Alford in the Kitchen; David Kelling the Tutor and graduation photographer. Mr. Ohunta in facilities, Paul Ruotsi in Celebrate Recovery Calvary Chapel. We couldn’t do it without you!

“I’m doing it for me this time.”

Addicted to cocaine since 13, Derek finally tried a recovery program. “In my heart, I was doing it for my wife,” he says. “But the program didn’t focus on the real problem…they didn’t want you to talk about what was really going on.”

He stayed clean…for a while. But slowly, old patterns returned. “I started falling […]

“I just needed a change for my life.”

As a boy, Cory loved taking his toys apart to understand how they were built. “My dad would ask me why I did that, and I would say, ‘Because I want to see how it works!’” But at just 22, Cory’s life had fallen apart – all because of his addiction to drugs. And he was […]

Christmas in July

Saturday, July 11, 2015 – Calvary Baptist Church will host a program, lunch and skits for the men who will not be at the Mission over Christmas.  It is an annual event that is greatly anticipated and much enjoyed.

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