Open Door Team Concept
Reflecting our core belief that everyone needs identity and a sense of belonging, we offer a “Open Door Team Concept.” Those clients who reap the benefit of the services we provide are encouraged to give back by way of volunteer service to the ministry. Joining a fleet of community volunteers, our clients make up a significant part of the day to day work force at The Open Door.
They oversee some of our programs, prepare meals, serve the food, work in our pantry, wash dishes, sweep and mop floors, clean rest rooms, work in the Second Blessing Thrift Shop, keep our property manicured and even extend their efforts into the community with trash pickup. By working together as a team, we have discovered that everyone feels a sense of ownership and bolstered self-esteem.
- Laundry – we have washers and dryers for our clients to use to wash their clothes.
- Salon – working with the benevolence of local hair dressers we are able to provide hair care to our clients at no cost. This is an important service to those looking for a job, children who want to fit in at school, or anyone who wants to feel better about themselves but can’t afford to go to a barber or beautician.
- Showers – we have shower facilities available for those who find themselves without such amenities. The showers are carefully monitored and kept clean. Both men and women facilities are available.