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Thanksgiving Dinner

The Mission will be serving Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, November 23rd at 4:00 for men and their family on campus. Family members are limited to TWO people per resident.

A Call for Volunteers

The Mission is calling for volunteers to decorate our dining hall for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Please contact Katherine Burns or Jennifer White at 713-921-7520 for more information.

Become a Mentor at Open Door Mission

Open Door Mission has a unique Mentor Program to support men while navigating through their recovery.

Our mentors are men who work, worship and volunteer in Houston community with a desire to give back to those in need.  Our next mentor training will be held on November 18, 2017, from 10:00 […]

Thank You!

Thank you for making the 2017 Annual Gala “Man in the Mirror”, an evening with Dove Award Winner Ellie Holcomb a memorable evening at the Hilton Houston Post Oak Hotel on Thursday, September 28, 2017. Approximately 500 guests celebrated another year of life-changing testimonials of men who are residents and graduates of the Open Door […]

HISTORIC HOUSTON FLOODING: YOUR IMMEDIATE HELP NEEDED TO FEED THE MEN!

Please donate online today to help feed our men. Our pantry has not been replenished since the flooding began and supplies are running low. Please click on Donate and make a gift of any amount. Thank you and God bless you for your generosity at this critical time.

Mission Alumni work hard at Marriott Marquis Houston Downtown

The Super Bowl is long gone, but a Houston hotel continues to hire the kind of people who helped them through the big game, the formerly homeless.

Six months after Super Bowl 51, there’s one guy still smiling.

“Man, I’m so blessed with how things are going in […]

Ricardo never thought he’d end up homeless. He was wrong.

In all his born days, Ricardo never imagined he’d be homeless.

However, his move to Houston in search of better opportunities didn’t turn out the way he’d planned. After some temporary jobs, suddenly he couldn’t find anything. All too soon, he couldn’t pay his rent.

“It made me look at another side of life,” […]

I never graduated from anything before

My name is Daniel and when I was 16 my stepmother held my arm and my cousin put a needle in it. That was the first time I got high, and I liked it. My childhood with my father’s side of the family made Jerry Springer look like Leave It to Beaver, and drugs were […]

Fatherhood is the most beautiful thing in the world.

When you think of Father’s Day gifts, you probably picture things that you’d want to give to Dad—like the old familiar standby, a new tie.

Many of the men at Open Door Mission are fathers, and if you asked them their number-one reason for seeking help, most would say it’s because they need to set a […]

CATFISH FOUND A NEW LIFE . . . AND AN ETERNAL HOME

Catfish’s story as told by Tommy Thompson, Open Door Mission President and CEO

I try not to call people by nicknames, but Catfish was the exception. He had a “ real name,” but Catfish is just who he was. He’d been a fixture on the streets of Houston for years, brought there by a lifestyle […]

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