February 2018
womenDOORWAYS Receives Top Designation

DOORWAYS has been named one of the top employers in Missouri for women in the workplace. This honor, awarded by the Women's Foundation of Greater Saint Louis, was received by only five other organizations in the area. 

DOORWAYS received the honor due to our recruitment and retention of women, compensation packages, women in leadership positions, workplace culture and community involvement. 

Research has proven gender diversity in the workplace results in stronger financial outcomes for employers and the economy. DOORWAYS is proud to be a leader in promoting diversity of all types throughout our organization and the community.    
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.      
REDthanksThank You!                               
 InspiRED 2018

RED 2018 was held Saturday, February 3 at the elegant Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Clayton with the theme "Inspi RED : 30 Years of Providing Hope" in recognition of DOORWAYS' upcoming 30th anniversary. A great success, with 540 guests and revenues exceeding $400,000, RED 's net proceeds will directly support DOORWAYS' mission and programs, which were highlighted in comments by DOORWAYS President and CEO, Opal M. Jones, as well as in a poignant video revealing how DOORWAYS' services inspired one resident to embrace her value and talents, opening new doors of opportunity.

VIP guests were the first to arrive for a private reception for
RED patrons and representatives of the sponsoring organizations. This was followed by an open-bar cocktail reception during which guests perused the 18 RED Raffle Baskets overflowing with merchandise and gift certificates each valued at more than $600. Attendees were ushered into the elegant ballroom for a seated dinner, live auction, agency presentation, and Fund The Need appeal, after which they enjoyed mingling and dancing. DOORWAYS' former board member and renowned cabaret singer, Ken Haller, M.D., served as the emcee.
The live auction included six outstanding packages, with the Golden Ticket winner-Matt German, an infectious disease doctor at St. Luke's Hospital-selecting the week in Norway auction item donated by Margaret and Kjeld Hvatum.

RED is possible through countless hours of service from many volunteers. We are grateful to all of them:
  • RED 2018 event co-chairs Rick Pennell, M.D.; Christine Pennell; Marjorie Melton, P.E.; and Michael Smith, Ph.D.
  • RED Patron co-chairs Diane Gershman Levine and Jay Joern, D.D.S.
  • RED Raffle co-chairs Rudi Bertrand; Paul Williams, M.D.; Kathy Eiser; and Steve Eiser.
  • The RED Dinner Committee, and the many volunteers managing implementation the night of the event.
A huge thank you to all our corporate sponsors and individual donors who collectively helped RED 2018 set new records! For a complete list of contributors and photos from InspiRED 2018, please visit

If you missed the short film about the life of Juanita or would like to see it again, click on the image below to view the film produced by Once Films.    

Many thanks to Mark Moore and "Take More Pics" for capturing InspiRED 2018. 

To view pictures from the event visit:
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)
  • Friday Night Social Volunteers
  • Cooper House resident companions
  • Spring cleaning volunteers
  • Annual Dinner 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 pyoung@doorwayshousing.org 
UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events                                   (click pictures for more information)

Annual Dinner
 + Tuesday, April 3, 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 314-328-2705. 

       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 & 8 
 + The perfect New Year's Resolution! 
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.
  DOORWAYS | 314-535-1919 | info@doorwayshousing.org | www.doorwayshousing.org

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.