November 2018

The DOORWAYS Residential Program provides permanent housing to homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS through 103 apartments in seven buildings. The majority of the clients have lived a life of poverty, with limited or no income upon move-in. Many also experience life-limiting challenges -- such as substance use -- but DOORWAYS practices a Housing First model that focuses on immediate placement in safe shelter followed by supportive services and referrals to address issues that threaten housing stability and quality of life. 
Supportive services are provided through an intensive case management system conducted by DOORWAYS client services housing coordinators, such as Clarice Lipsey. She has served in that role since 2016. She meets with clients individually to determine needs and establish goals for personal growth. Clarice assists clients enrolling in ... (continue)    
currentCurrent Volunteer Opportunities
DOORWAYS is always seeking volunteers to better assist our clients and staff. We currently have opportunities in the following areas:
  • Thanksgiving Day Lunch/Dinner Kitchen Helper
  • Adopt a Resident Holiday Gift Drive Volunteers
  • Holiday Party Volunteer (help pass out gifts, put out food, clean-up, etc.)
  • Christmas Eve Volunteers
  • Christmas Lunch Companion/Kitchen Clean-Up
  • New Year's Eve Party Visitors
  • Tutor/Mentor (work with residents' children)
  • Cooper House resident companions
  • Bakers (provide special treats to residents)
  • Activity Assistants (go on activities with residents)
  • Administrative Volunteer (make phone calls, assist with mailings, etc.)
  • Help teach skills related to cleaning & organizing your home
If interested in volunteering, please contact Patrick Young at 
HiringAdopt A Family for the Holidays
We are looking for individuals, families, offices or organizations interested in adopting individuals or families in our programs. Some of the folks we serve have little to no ability to do anything extra around the holidays. Will YOU be their holiday blessing?

Click here to look through wish lists and decide who you would like to support. We are so excited to make this a special occasion for our residents.  
A few reminders:
  • DEADLINE: Monday, December 10
  • Suggest gift amount: $25
  • Please wrap gifts
  • Be sure to identify the wrapped gift with the resident code provided.
    For example:  #1G or #12B
To view the those up for "adoption" click here.   
Please don't hesitate to call Mady at 314-328-2713 or email with any questions.
Thank you for your help in making sure our families have a brighter holiday this year!
OldNewsboysOld Newsboys Day
Staff: Todd Garten & Jim Timmerberg 
DOORWAYS volunteers and staff participated in Old Newsboys Day, a charitable project of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 

Old Newsboys is a non-profit organization that has raised millions of dollars for hundreds of area children's charities. Fund-raising activities occur throughout the year. However, once a year, as suggested by its namesake, money is raised with special editions of the newspaper sold for donations at hundreds of street corners. 

DOORWAYS was represented at the corner of Lindell and Newstead near Rosati-Kain High School and the Cathedral Basilica.   
UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events                                   (click pictures for more information)
Giving Tuesday   
 + Tuesday, November 27  

This Thanksgiving, when you count your blessings of #HousingHealthHope you can support those in need by choosing DOORWAYS on Giving Tuesday.   
For more information on Giving Tuesday, click here.
Click here to make a donation in support of Giving Tuesday.      
World AIDS Day 
 + Friday, November 30, 5:30 - 6:30 PM
 + Metropolitan Community Church  
 + 1920 S. 7th Street, 63104  

World AIDS Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

This is a special year as 2018 is the 30th World AIDS Day observance. We hope you can join us for the community World AIDS Day observance on November 30 at 5:30pm at Metropolitan Community Church of Greater St. Louis, 1920 S. 7th Street, 63104. Along with the program, appetizers and drinks will be provided.

RSVP: click here.   

RED 2019 
 + Our signature event & black tie gala 
 + Saturday, February 2, 2019
 + Ritz Carlton in Clayton 
More information at  
For sponsorship information, please contact Jim Timmerberg at 314-328-2705 or 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.