Opening Doors of Faith, Hope & Opportunity- Cochran Firm Reports on Open Door Community House
Open Door Community House, Inc. in Columbus, GA promotes self-sufficiency.
Open Door Community Center has opened its heart and its doors to help women, families and children in need by providing outlets for them to connect with area service agencies, obtain basic necessities, gain beneficial skills, and grow spiritually. Some of the many programs and services offered by Open Door Community Center include the following:
Open Door Institute – The Open Door Institute is an exciting new initiative, which offers POWER classes focused on the subjects of self, career and spiritual development. The Open Door Institute hosts basic computer classes, stress management classes and GED prep. They also present a fourteen week program for homeless or impoverished men and women that teach them culinary arts and life skills.
The Showering Program – Probably the most expansive outreach ministry offered by The Open Door Community House, The Showering Program for the Homeless serves up to 600 different participants each year. This program is a unique ministry where unsheltered homeless individuals are offered a place to shower, a change of clothing, a nutritious breakfast, hygiene items, barber services and a place to do laundry. In addition to fulfilling those basic needs, participants can elect to participate in job search seminars, basic computer classes and health related education opportunities.
Community Case Management Program – The Community Case Management Program tackles issues to help their clients receive assistance with rental deposits, first month’s rent, household necessities, counseling through the Pastoral Institute, job search, medical services and assistance with the cost of childcare and education.
Open Door’s Transition Home for Women – Open Door's Transition Home for Women in Crisis is the oldest transitional housing program the Columbus area. A structured and safe environment is provided to adult homeless women for up to two years if they maintain employment, are looking for employment, attend school or are participating in the Community Case Management Program.
Golden Agers – Golden Agers is a popular weekly program for senior citizens to come eat, fellowship, and have fun--all while nourishing their spirit. Held typically on Mondays, Golden Agers offers those participating in the program not only food and entertainment, but also preventative health screening and advocacy services. Transportation is available to those who need it.
Information about Open Door Community House may be obtained by calling 706-323-5518 or visiting their website, www.odch.org.
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