Open Door Mission

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The Alan and Ann Craft DoorWay Alcohol and Drug Recovery Program is an intensive, 9-month, recovery/rehabilitation program including 20 hours/week curriculum of self-discovery, life skills and spiritual renewal, plus mentoring, family reunification and EEG OC Biofeedback.

Educational/Vocational Center offers free GED classes in English and Spanish open to the community 14 hours a day, Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Also, for our residents: adult literacy classes, Microsoft Certification and grants our residents access to local and online colleges and trade schools. We also provide career assessment testing and job readiness skills such as resume writing and interviewing techniques.

Russell M. Scott, Jr., M.D. Convalescent Care Center (RMSCCC) is a clean, secure place where men can recover from accidents, illnesses or surgery and offers assistance in accessing a multitude of social services: ID, legal aid, Veterans and SSI benefits, low-income housing, physical therapy, mental health counseling, Harris County Hospital District Gold Card, vision and hearing correction, dental work, vocational rehabilitation, job search assistance, educational opportunities and more. The RMSCCC has prestigious collaborative arrangements with several major state universities.

The Community Service Program helps the men build self-esteem through volunteer work. While performing services to nonprofits and community projects, the Mission’s residents are awakened to a sense of self worth and to the joy of giving to others; they learn they have value and can contribute to society by paying back what was so freely given to them.

Disciple Partners is an individualized transitional program that prepares DoorWay graduates for independent living. Also offers low-income, transitional living for men with no addiction problem, but who are going through a rough patch and for parolees enrolled in the Prisoner Entrepreneur Program, an innovative program with less than 10% recidivism.

Alumni Association is an ongoing program that supports the graduates’ efforts to maintain their new independent lifestyle and keeps them connected to the Mission and each other. They hold regular family-friendly gatherings, such as softball games and dinner and dancing banquets and produce their own newsletter. We are proud of our active Alumni Association.

5803 Harrisburg Blvd
Houston, TX 77011
Mission Statement: 

Open Door Mission is a faith-based recovery and rehabilitation facility dedicated to transforming the lives of the addicted, destitute, homeless or disabled.

Organizational Statement of Faith: 

The PURPOSES OF THE MISSION is religious and charitable, to wit:
To be an inner-city, Christian emergency relief and rehabilitation facility serving the homeless, addicted and destitute in Houston, Texas; providing "clients" with shelter, clothing, meals & spiritual encouragement; empowering men with opportunities for education and recovery from addictions; promoting uplifting contacts with church and community volunteers who join with the Mission to reach out to the homeless and addicted; and, being a positive force in the neighborhood around the Mission.
* To teach and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
* To strengthen ties with area churches and the community by providing physical (food, housing and clothing), spiritual and emotional help.
* To develop spiritual maturity in staff and clients.
* To prepare clients to return to societal living and become self-sufficient.
* To meet the needs of needy in our community.
* To co-operate whenever possible with other organizations and agencies to alleviate hunger, homelessness and related issues.
Everything that we do at the Rescue Mission has as its purpose to follow the will of God and honor the name of Jesus Christ.
We pray for one another and our specific area of ministry. We pray for other missions worldwide. The Lord provides for our needs, and the habit of beginning the workday with prayer encourages us to look to the Lord for direction on a daily basis.

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Human Services - Multipurpose and Other
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Nonmonetary Support N.E.C.
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