Doors of Hope assists and empowers those strugling to build a new life after incarceration, beginning the journey toward wholeness in recovery.
Doors of Hope Christmas Cards
Support Doors of Hope by purchasing unique cards this season!
We are selling handmade Christmas cards this year to raise money for our programs. The cards feature the front doors of 24 downtown Murfreesboro homes, churches, and businesses, beautifully decorated for Christmas.  Cards are available in 2 sets of 12 cards each.  The cost for each set is $20.  To order, please  contact Natalie at (615) 900-0634 and leave a message or email opendoorsofhope@gmail.com. You can pick up your order at our office, located at 428 E Bell Street, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. -4:30 p.m.  Monday - Thursday. Cards will be available starting November 14. Quantities are limited number, so order early!

To view the photos of the doors featured on the cards, please click this link:
 
Christmas Card Doors
Firefly Supper
Our second annual Firefly Supper was an overwhelming success with a sold-out crowd at the Barn at Stone Gate.  We want to express our thanks to our Chefs: Brett Correiri, Tom Goodner, Mitchell Murphree, Michael O'Bannon, and Michael DeChirico.    

We are also very grateful for our in-kind sponsors: Barb Ford, Batey Farms, Bonus Bev Wine & Spirits, Daffodilly Design, Haskell Evans Farms, Heritage South Community Credit Union, Modern Magnolia, 4K Farms, Royal Cup Coffee, and Stone Gate Farm.  
Be sure to take a look at the photos from the evening at  Firefly Dinner 2016

Click on this link to watch the video of Camilla's Story , shown at the Firefly Dinner.

If you were unable to attend but would like to make a donation to Doors of Hope, please visit our website or mail your contribution to:
Doors of Hope
P.O. Box 332392
Murfreesboro TN 37133-2392
The Bart Warner Volunteers of the Year Award
The Bart Warner Volunteer of the Year Award is presented annually to the Doors of Hope volunteer who most closely mirrors Dr. Warner’s compassion, dedication, and sacrificial efforts in serving the clients we have been commissioned to serve in a way that honors and glorifies God. 

Nancy Hoffman

W hen Nancy (above right) heard about Doors of Hope, she was immediately intrigued, but not quite sure how she could (or should) get involved. The conversations that ensued revealed that she has a real interest in cooking and a passion to teach the value of good nutrition. Soon she would be cooking for our weekly community night, and imparting her knowledge to the clients. She was instrumental in bringing classes into the program from UT/TSU Extension Services, focusing not only on nutrition, but healthy housekeeping, financial literacy and even relationships! What has evolved is a very busy volunteer who not only does ALL those things but also serves as a house monitor for one of our residences, life-coach for clients, and much more. She has even been known to show up in court on behalf of a client from time to time. It is for her servant’s heart that we want to recognize Nancy Hoffman as female volunteer of the year.

John Williams

Our male volunteer of the year has been around for almost as long as the organization. This year, with the inception of our brand new social enterprise, Red Door Catering, we were faced with the dilemma of locating a commercial kitchen to be utilized as a teaching/learning center for our clients, as they gained culinary skills to equip them for better paying jobs in the community. Finding no such kitchen to rent, the decision was made to re-purpose the classroom at our facility on Bell Street, and the fun began. After securing a general contractor who assured us the job could be done in about six weeks for about $15,000, the work began and the truth became clear: It would take six MONTHS and a good deal more than $15,000! Without the day-to-day oversight of a project manager, fully-versed in every facet of buildings, systems and city codes, it might never have been completed in our lifetime, at any price. The good news is this: Red Door Catering has a beautifully furnished, fully-functioning, ALL-SYSTEMS-GO commercial kitchen, FULLY PAID FOR, except for the debt of gratitude we owe John Williams, our facility manager, who is our other 2016 Bart Warner Volunteer of the Year.