Open Door

The Open Door Ministry


Fort Street Open Door Logo

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For more than 50 years, Fort Street Presbyterian Church’s Open Door Program has been a beacon of hope for those most in need in our downtown Detroit neighborhood. We feed nearly 1,000 people each month, provide hot showers, fresh clothing, social service referrals, medical and dental screenings, flu shots, eye glasses, and health care information.  But, most of all, we provide hope.

Every Thursday, we open our doors to serve a hearty meal to more than 200 people who are homeless, need a hot meal or just want to enjoy the camaraderie and support of others. Hot showers, clothing and support services resources are also available.

We also offer a Soup and Sharing Session on Wednesdays.  Guests participate in small-group faith sharing, pray together and support each other with advice and words of encouragement.

Food Service at Open Door

Food boxes are prepared bi-weekly for individuals and families who are food insecure.  Pickup is on a designated day and time.  Recipients are referred by churches, schools or agencies; self-referrals from those in need are also accepted.

Volunteer opportunities are available in food serving, the clothing closet and in administrative support.  Contact, or call 961-4533, x107, for more information about volunteering.

Click here for a copy of the Open Door Brochure in PDF format.

Click here to learn how you may help to support Open Door.