Open Door Ministries is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving our community’s needy and less fortunate individuals and families. We are committed to administering assistance in practical ways and fostering self-sufficiency in our clients. Our programs and services are solution oriented and ministry minded. They include the operation of a homeless shelter, serving daily meals, distributing non-perishable food items, obtaining permanent housing, obtaining and maintaining permanent jobs and helping people regain their lives through supportive services and emergency assistance to create a new healthy lifestyle.
This family-friendly event (11-2 pm and 5-8 pm) includes live music from The Major Sevens Band, a wide variety of home-made soups, desserts, and breads, local TV personalities, and a broad selection of pottery for purchase. Kids 12 and under eat free with the option to purchase pottery bowls separately.
First Presbyterian Church, 918 N. Main St in High Point
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The Honor Card is a marvelous way to recognize a client, employee, friend, or family member, while at the same time giving a meaningful gift to someone in need. With a minimum donation of $5 per card, you receive an Honor Card that you to send to an individual or business, allowing you to show your support for the community while acknowledging others during the holidays.
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Last year, over 500 people in High Point walked 3.4 miles to raise awareness and money for world hunger relief. People in developing countries typically walk 3.4 miles to get food, water and fuel, and by walking the same distance, we show solidarity with their struggle.
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The Father’s Table serves three meals a day, seven days a week to the homeless and less fortunate in our community. We offer an “open door” to all who are hungry, with no stipulations.
The Emergency Assistance program offers financial assistance for rent and household utilities as well as food assistance providing five days’ worth of food for individuals or families.
Open Door Ministries partners with Guilford Technical Community College to help low income and homeless individuals develop skills and obtain employment. Workshops on resume writing, job searching, and money management are offered.
Arthur Cassell Memorial Transitional Housing program is a residential facility for fourteen veterans experiencing homelessness who have a desire to live independently in the High Point community. The program helps residents through the stages of being homeless and jobless to obtaining employment and permanent housing.
The Men’s Shelter is a facility designed to house adult men on a temporary basis. The shelter offers 62 beds and a six bed disability dormitory. We work with NCWORKS and local businesses to provide employment opportunities for our residents, and our Shelter to Housing program assists with initial housing costs.
The Permanent Supportive Housing program houses chronically homeless individuals in one bedroom houses or apartments. These individuals often have mental or physical disabilities.
Rapid Re-Housing is a temporary program that offers financial and supportive services for those seeking to obtain and retain housing after a destabilizing crisis. The program assists individuals or families with rental or utility deposits, as well as supportive services, with the goal of helping them achieve self-sufficiency.