October 2018
missionstoryPerson-Centered Care
 
 
 
Two months ago, DOORWAYS employee Taylor McCabe transitioned from his role as a social worker at Cooper House to the newly created position as Manager of Person-Centered Care.

Person-centered care is based on the concept stating that the individual receiving care is the primary leader of his or her own care, and is treated with dignity, respect, and compassion. The Department of Health and Senior Services regularly conducts audits and inspections to make sure individuals in care facilities are being treated with dignity and respect and receiving quality care.
 
Cooper House consistently meets those standards and has been working for years to provide care beyond those state guidelines. We recently officially confirmed the person-centered care model through creation of the Manager of Person-Centered Care position, and McCabe's promotion to launch the effort. "We are working ..... (continue) 
ClinicGraduates Start Clinic at DOORWAYS
 
 
Sally Breen (left) and Lynelle Hinden (right)
Linda Hinden and Sally Breen, armed with plenty of fortitude but limited resources, were scraping for anything they could find as they worked to set up an in-house clinic at DOORWAYS.   
 
They searched eBay and found an exam table, then borrowed a truck to go pick it up. They solicited donations for medical supplies, such as bandages and saline nose spray. For approval from the Institutional Review Board, they completed reams of paperwork so involved that the clinic was only open for ten weeks out of the school year.

"What Sally and Lynelle had to do was pound the pavement and check out who has what," said Patricia Plumley, chief program officer at DOORWAYS. "It's like, 'Oh my gosh, you guys are going way beyond the call.'"

Armed with their spoils, Hinden and Breen settled into a spare room in Mama/Kaya, a DOORWAYS family residential complex, which provides apartments for clients with children. The clinic, which began as a way to address... (continue) 
RedTableRaffRED Table Raffle
 

Have you been to RED and dreamed that you could host your friends at a table for 10?
If so, then hurry up and buy your chances to win... only 100 tickets at $100 each will be sold. The winning ticket will be drawn on Friday, November 16. You can't win if you don't play. 
 
Buy your ticket today!!  Visit DoorwaysRED.org   Questions, call Jim Timmerberg at 314-328-2705.
CurrentVolunteerOpportCurrent Volunteer Opportunities
 
DOORWAYS is always seeking volunteers to better assist our clients and staff. We currently have opportunities in the following areas:
  • Halloween/Fall Party Volunteers
  • Thanksgiving and/or Christmas Meal Companions (eat with residents on actual holiday)
  • Adopt a Resident Volunteers (provide gifts to resident and/or their families for holidays)
  • Cooper House office hours (every Wednesday, answer phones and assist with administrative tasks)
  • Special event volunteers
  • 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.)
If interested in volunteering, please contact Patrick Young at pyoung@doorwayshousing.org 
HiringHIRING: Jumpstart Program Coordinator
 
 
We are seeking a compassionate and detail-oriented Jumpstart Program Coordinator who has experience working with at-risk populations and families. The ideal candidate will also be able to mediate conflicts between landlords and clients and coordinate quarterly programming opportunities.

For more information, including a detailed job description, click here
PresbyterianEat Better, Eat Together
 
October is "Eat Better, Eat Together" Month. Through funding from the Episcopal Presbyterian Health Trust, residents of DOORWAYS' seven housing complexes have been participating in healthy cooking demonstrations and simulations revealing how to shop for nutritious foods on a limited income. The sessions are encouraging better eating, with nutritious food choices and cooking methods. Participants also receive a bag of groceries to recreate the menu at home for their families, encouraging family mealtime. Thank you to the Episcopal-Presbyterian Health Trust for funding better eating and family eating!
 
UpcomingEventsSAVE THE DATE                         
     
 
RED 2019   
 + SAVE THE DATE!
 + Saturday, February 2, 2019
 + Ritz Carlton in Clayton 
 
More information at DOORWAYSred.org  
 
SUPPORT DOORWAYS ON
OLD NEWSBOYS DAY 2018
      
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR
     NOVEMBER 15 

During morning drive time on Thursday, November 15, volunteers will be on the streets collecting donations for Old Newsboys Day -- a local nonprofit focused on providing adequate food, shelter, clothing, medical care, and equal opportunity for social development to children who are at risk of abuse or poverty. DOORWAYS' volunteers will be handing out 2018 editions of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Old Newsboyds Day paper in exchange for a donation of any denomination at the corner of Lindell and Newstead from 6:30 am - 9:00 am. Please come by to support us.

The DOORWAYS Jumpstart Program receives funding from Old Newsboys. When homeless parents with HIV/AIDS are placed in housing through the Jumpstart program, part of our service focus is to stabilize the children's lives -- one aspect of which is to assure that the children are enrolled in school. Often the families come to us with limited or no income, and very few possessions. With Old Newsboys funding, we provide the school uniforms, shoes, socks, underclothing, coats, and school supplies required for the City of St. Louis Public Schools to give our Jumpstart children the same opportunities as other children.
 
 
 
 
TributesTRIBUTES
 
HONOR THOSE YOU LOVE WITH A TRIBUTE DONATION THROUGH DOORWAYS 

Question:
How often does one action yield two results?
Answer: All the time, if you designate your DOORWAYS donation as a tribute to a loved one! 
 
You may make a monetary gift in HONOR of someone's birthday, anniversary, new job, new baby...the list is endless. You may also provide a monetary gift as a MEMORIAL for someone who passed away. Or, you may purchase a tribute BRICK to be placed in our garden at the Cooper House campus. If you wish to help us GROW THE TRIBUTE GARDEN, you may select from three brick sizes: $100, $250, or $500.
 
By expressing your admiration, love, and respect through a TRIBUTE GIFT, you are also providing critical funding to help DOORWAYS deliver housing, health, and hope to homeless people living with HIV/AIDS. Click here for more information about making a tribute gift while also supporting DOORWAYS' compassionate care to the most vulnerable in our community.
 
IN MEMORY OF:
 
JOAN M. CALLIS
     + Elizabeth Heller

LYNNE COOPER
     + Marilyn F. Koncen

TOM BERBERICH
     + Margaret McCartney
 

MARGERY CAMPBELL FORT
     + Evelyn Cohen

KELLY D. GLOSSIP
     + Zachary Glossip


DWYNISE UDETTE MCCOTTRELL
     + Deborah E. Holmes  
    
WILLIAM GLENN MCPHERSON
     + Frances M. Baker

IN HONOR OF:
 
ANDY COHEN
     + Harriette Arkin

CAROLE HUNT
     + David Hunt

TOMMY KRESSIG
     + Cynthia M. Becker
     + Kimberly Brandon 
     + Donna L. Bush 
     + Tricia Frank 
     + Nan Kleinlein 
     + Carrie Mueller 
     + Amber Stenger 
     + Ronda R. Wassell 
     + Amy M. Williams 

THE REVEREND DR. JEFF MOORE
     + John Gerdes
     + Pat Roseman

JOHN J. MOORE
     + Margaret Pride


CHRISTINE PENNELL
     + Connie Lohr 


DOORWAYS
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.   
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