Open Door Programs


The Open Door
9:00 – 11:00 am (doors @ 7 a.m.)photo2 (2)

Open to the public.

Thursday is Open Door’s busiest day… and the program that we are most known for, with services dating back to the mid 1960’s.



With staff and volunteers arriving as early as 6 a.m. to begin preparing meals to be served on-site and sorting clothes to be distributed that day, Thursdays at Open Door see, on average, 300+ guests each and  every week.

  • Doors: 7 a.m.
  • Women’s showers: 7-8:30
  • Men’s showers: 9-11OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA
  • Meal service: 9-11
  • Clothing distribution: 9-11
  • Barber services: 9-11
  • Medical care (2nd Thursday of the month): 9:30-11
  • Housing Services, PATH Program, Bridge Card assistance: 9-11

Volunteers and Donations are ALWAYS needed.



Career Closet, 12:00 – 2:00 p.m.  –  Referral Required

The Career Closet works to address the clothing needs of men and women about to enter the workforce and more specifically those needing interview attire.  As a referral-based program, the Career Closet utilizes a part-time social-worker who interacts closely with area job-training programs to assist our guests in; finding ‘work appropriate’ clothing, bolstering their interview skills, and polishing their resumes.

Guests utilizing the Career Closet’s services receive multiple outfits on their first visit and are welcomed back to acquire additional clothing once employment is secured.

The Career Closet, like all of the services Open Door offers, is free of charge to our guests and depends solely on the generosity of others for our clothing and support dollars.