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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 my life right now,” said Ricardo Hernandez, who used […]

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’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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2017 DoorWay Graduation Schedule

2017 DoorWay Graduation dates are:

August 17
September 21
October 19
November 16
December 21

All DoorWay Graduations are open to the public and are held on the Open Door Mission campus in the Lord Jesus Christ Chapel at 6 p.m.

Annual Gala on September 28th

You’re Invited! 2017 Gala Event: Man in the Mirror

Thursday, September 28, 2017 – Hilton Post Oak

Join us for our Annual Gala: Man in the Mirror on Thursday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at the Hilton Post Oak.

For over 60 years, Open Door Mission has been working to transform the lives of the most severely addicted, destitute, […]

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.


Vote for Open Door Mission As Your 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Favorite Charity Contest!

The 2017 Chevron Houston Marathon Run for a Reason Favorite Charity Contest HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN!!!

In honor of Super Bowl 51 in Houston, Chevron will donate $51,000 to the charity with the most votes beginning MONDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2016 through FRIDAY, JANUARY 6, 2017.

Cast your vote each day and tell all your friends that Open Door Houston […]

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