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Opening Doors is the nonprofit organization that operates Teresa Shelter, Maria House, and a supportive housing program at Francis Apartments. Women, alone or with children, who are experiencing homelessness come to us to help build a new life.  We provide goal setting and life skills training that will enable them to take care of themselves and achieve their full potential.  We offer a hand up in the world, not a handout. Since 2000, Opening Doors has served over 3,400 women and children through a continuum of services. Teresa Shelter offers emergency and extended stay programs. Maria House offers transitional housing for up to two years. Francis Apartments offers an opportunity for income-based affordable housing with support services; a combination that has proven to be effective at ending the cycle of homelessness.

Our three doorways of hope for homeless women and children are much more than a place to sleep.  We offer the opportunity for women to claim their own power and become self-sufficient. 

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