January 2017

InternsMeet Our Volunteers - Stewart's Story
From time to time we like to highlight the extraordinary efforts of volunteers who make our work possible.  These individuals give of their time and talent to improve Housing, Health, and Hope in St. Louis.  

Our Cooper House staff work daily to improve the lives of our residents and help them gain independence. With that said, the road to good health takes time. While our residents understand the long journey ahead, the desire to work and feel accomplished is always present.
This yearning is especially deep in Cooper House resident  Stewart. Stewart worked over 15 years in manufacturing, where he produced and sold items needed for letterman jackets throughout Missouri. Now a four-year Cooper House resident, Stewart wants to get back to work.
Through the assistance of Social Worker Allison Givens, Stewart started participating in DOORWAYS' volunteer program. Stewart was placed in our Own Home Department to see if he liked the day-to-day routine. Since the start, Stewart has thrived.
"Not being able to work can be really difficult and it can make you crazy," Stewart said. "Being able to volunteer and fill my time with something constructive has helped me feel good."
Stewart hopes to expand his role in the volunteer program over the next year. He also hopes to develop his guitar playing and song writing skills.

If you would like to Volunteer at DOORWAYS, please contact Patrick at pyoung@doorwayshousing.org 
To learn more about the Internships at DOORWAYS click here.
Join our team!  To view Employment Opportunities click here.
currentCurrent Volunteer Opportunities at DOORWAYS
DOORWAYS is always seeking volunteers to better assist our clients and staff. We're currently seeking volunteers for the following areas:
  • Clearing out our finance offices (will need to lift heavier objects)
  • Admin tasks (stuff envelopes, assist with mailings, etc.)
  • Cooper House companions
  • Bakers (provide special treats to residents)
  • Employment Assistance for our Clients
  • Activity Assistants (go on activities with residents)
If interested in volunteering, please contact Patrick Young at pyoung@doorwayshousing.org 
goldenticketGolde n Raffle Ticket

The 16th RED gala
will be Saturday, February 4.

The Golden Raffle Ticket for RED 2017   
Take a peek at the live auction items available here.      
Only 100 Golden tickets will be sold!
Win one of the fabulous live-auction items for only $100.
  • 100 chances at $100 each, your chances of winning are excellent!
  • Select the auction item you hope to win. (for a list, click here)
  • The winning ticket will be drawn on February 4, just prior to the Live Auction. The winner's pre-selected item will be removed from the auction block and all other auction items will be auctioned off.  
  • You do not need to be present to win. You must be over 21 years of age. 
  • Absent winner will be notified on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. 
  • 100% of the Golden Raffle Ticket proceeds support the Housing Health & Hope of DOORWAYS' residents.
  • All proceeds benefit the mission of DOORWAYS, a nonprofit.
  • Purchase your Golden Tickets and pre-select your item at: www.DoorwaysRED.org.

RED 2017 

Seats are filling fast! 

Purchase tickets or get more information at:
BoardStaffHolidayPartyThank You for Making the Holidays Bright

Santa and his elves visited the Residential Program distributing gifts and merriment to all residents and their families in December. Pictured with Santa are Julian and Julia. 

A big thank you to everyone who adopted residents and provided presents over the holidays. You helped make their holiday special and we appreciate you!   
promotingPromoting From Within
D OORWAYS has always taken great pride in its staff and has a proud tradition of promoting from within (just ask our President/CEO). This tradition carries on with three promotions of staff members who are excelling:
Shawn White was promoted to our Maintenance Technician position in December. Shawn has been with DOORWAYS for almost a decade, where he has served first as a Resident Advocate and then as a Building and Grounds Specialist. Shawn is now a member of our maintenance team where he up-keeps many of our properties and works every day to keep our residents safe.
Clarice Lipsey has been at DOORWAYS for less than a year and has already received a promotion. Clarice began as an intern in 2014 before joining our Residential Program full-time in 2016 as the program assistant. She is now our Client Service Coordinator where she works to provide resources and programming at each of our properties.
David Payne will now start his third role with DOORWAYS. David began as our Activity Coordinator at Cooper House in 2015 before joining our Own Home Team as a Housing Resource Specialist. David's love of technology and data made him an ideal candidate for our new Data Systems Administrator position. This brand new role will have David compiling data from across the agency to showcase the outcomes of our programs. He begins this position in late January.
UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events                                   (click pictures for more information)
 + Saturday, February 4 

Your mission, 007, is to celebrate "The Spy Who Loved Me" by attending SHAKEN NOT STIRRED 2017, a nod to the iconic Bond James Bond for whom "Tomorrow Never Dies."  The event promises to be a mixture of intrigue, suspense and mystery! 

The RED Gala, for 16 years, has supported the programs, services and mission of DOORWAYS.

Patron Tickets, Raffle Tickets and Corporate Sponsorship Available Now - click here.   
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Save the Date - Resident Art Show 
 + Friday, March 31
 + 5:00 - 7:00 PM
Jim Frederick (a Cooper House resident) will be the focus of an Art Show to be held Friday, March 31 from 5-7 PM at Webster Groves Christian Church

Members of the Gateway Men's Chorus, of which Jim is a member, will present a special performance. 
Click here for more information or to RSVP.   
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Annual Dinner
 + Tuesday, April 4, 6-8 PM
 + 6:00 - 8:00 PM 

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

RSVP required to attend.  Please call 314-328-2706. 
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 Now's the team to sign up & save!

Saturday, April 8    
5K (3 mile) Walk or Run

Sunday, April 9
7K (4.4 mile) Walk or Run
Marathon Relay
Half Marathon
CHARITY RATES: ( click here
To register or for 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.