March 2018
Two nurses from UMSL's Doctorate in Nursing Program (left) pose with DOORWAYS' Chief Program Officer Pat Plumley (right)
New Medical Clinic

March 1 marked the opening of a community medical clinic at DOORWAYS' Family Residential Program. The clinic will be open to serve residents two days per week with services provided by nurses enrolled in the University of Missouri Saint Louis (UMSL) Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program.

One of the residents attending the grand opening celebration expressed her excitement about the service. "With two young children and one on the way, it is great to have... ( continue
walkorrunWalk or Run for DOORWAYS

Saturday, April 7
* 5K (3 mile) Walk or Run

Sunday, April 8  
* 7K (4.4 mile) Walk or Run  
* Marathon Relay 
* Half Marathon 
* Marathon 

Walk or run in the GO! St. Louis Marathon Weekend!
Personalize your own page to help raise funds for DOORWAYS!
Receive a team shirt, pasta dinner, and private bag check!
More information here.      
REDthanksThe Michael Edlin Award                             
DOORWAYS' Highest Honor
Carole Hunt
Carole Hunt

Since 1993, the Michael Edlin Award has been presented to an individual or group dedicated to the overriding mission of DOORWAYS: Compassionate care for people affected by HIV/AIDS. 

Michael Edlin was a founding board member of DOORWAYS, using his talents and considerable power of
persuasion to bring people together and organize board committees. He pressured friends to do PR and opened his own home for the first DOORWAYS dinner. As a person living with HIV, Michael forfeited his privacy and used his own life as a tool to fight discrimination against others living with the disease. Eventually, he closed his business to dedicate more time to fundraising and, at the time of his death, left a legacy of hope that lives on at DOORWAYS and is embodied in what this award represents - the ability of this organization to offer its clients and residence, access to HOUSING, renewed HEALTH, and the HOPE needed to seek a better life for themselves and their families.

The Michael Edlin Award, DOORWAYS' highest honor, will be presented to Carole Hunt at the Annual Dinner on Tuesday, April 3.   
(L to R) Jessica Seratti from Whole Foods, Jim Timmerberg and Opal Jones from DOORWAYS.

Whole Foods selected DOORWAYS to receive donations of Alaffia Good Soap during their recent promotion. For every bar of Good Soap donated by customers, Whole Foods matched bar for bar. The campaign smashed all expectations! Jessica Seratti, Senior Marketing Specialist at Whole Foods, delivered 785 bars of Good Soap to DOORWAYS! President and CEO Opal M. Jones along with Director of Development Jim Timmerberg accepted the boxes on behalf of the many residents who will get to enjoy the generous donation.   
FridayNightSocialCalling all Chefs, Bakers, and Cooks

For nearly 20 years, our community has hosted a monthly social event for people affected by HIV/AIDS. This event allows individuals to forget about their stressors for a couple of hours, have fun, and enjoy visiting with those with whom they have something in common. This event normally draws between 40-50 individuals-most of whom are low-income and/or homeless.
Unfortunately, those behind the event have had to take a step back, leaving the future of the social in doubt. In hope of trying to keep this tradition alive, DOORWAYS is looking for possible chefs, bakers, and/or donors that could provide enough food for 40-50 people for the once a month event. Donors can give one-time or help with the event on a regular basis.
If you or anyone you know could be of service, please contact Patrick Young at or (314) 328-2707.
VolunteerCurrent Volunteer Opportunities
DOORWAYS is always seeking volunteers to better assist our clients and staff. We currently have opportunities in the following areas:
  • GO! St. Louis Race Volunteers (April 7 & 8)
         - To sign-up, click here and mention DOORWAYS as your group
  • Friday Night Social Volunteers
  • Cooper House resident companions
  • Spring cleaning volunteers
  • Bakers (provide special treats to residents)
  • Activity Assistants (go on activities with residents)
  • Administrative Volunteer (make phone calls, assist with mailings, etc.)
If interested in volunteering, please contact Patrick Young at 

Special thanks to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of St. Louis for their generous support of families in our Jumpstart Program through contributions of beds, furniture and financial assistance. Did you know that when you donate goods or money to St. Vincent de Paul, your contribution helps DOORWAYS and the entire community?   
UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events                                   (click pictures for more information)

Annual Dinner
 + Tuesday, April 3, 6-8 PM
 + 6:00 - Buffet Dinner
 + 7:00 - Program 

Our reception and dinner to honor those who help DOORWAYS provide housing, health, and hope for individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS.

  + Michael Edlin Award: Carole Hunt
  + Generosity Award: Sandberg Phoenix & Von Gontard PC
  + Volunteer Award: Jeff Moore

If you wish to honor an awardee by making a designated gift in his/her/the company's name, please click here.  

RSVP required to attend.  Please call Jim at 314-328-2705. 

       Walk or Run for DOORWAYS!  
 + Sign up now to walk or run for those affected
    by HIV/AIDS in the GO! St. Louis 5K or
    distance races. 
 + Saturday and Sunday, April 7 and 8 
Want more information?  Click Here  
To see all of our upcoming events please click here .

is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.
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DOORWAYS, an IRC 501(c)3 tax-exempt Missouri nonprofit corporation, is registered to solicit funds for charitable purposes in Missouri and Illinois.  DOORWAYS only solicits such charitable contributions in MO and IL.