Housing, Shelter

Open Door Mission

Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness and Poverty

aka Open Door Mission

Omaha, NE

Mission

Founded in 1954, Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission that meets the needs of individuals and families while inspiring HOPE for lasting-change that breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Daily, Open Door Mission offers 917 safe shelter beds to those experiencing homelessness, serves over 4,747 nutritious meals to feed the hungry and provides homeless preventive resources to more than 1,000 people living in poverty to empower them to remain in their own homes.

Ruling Year

1957

President/CEO

Candace L Gregory

Main Address

2828 N 23rd St E

Omaha, NE 68110 USA

Formerly Known As

Rescue Mission Inc

Keywords

Omaha, NE, Council Bluffs, IA, Homeless, Poverty, Hungry, donate, volunteer, Lydia House, Open Door Mission, Timberlake, Garland Thompson

EIN

47-0411375

 Number

3356378251

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Community Health Systems (E21)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve

Homelessness and Poverty do not discriminate. There are more than 2,000 people experiencing homelessness in Nebraska/Southwest Iowa. 28% of children in Nebraska do not know where their next meal will come from and more than 215 in Iowa. There are some 2.6 million Americans working full-time living below the poverty line. There is a tremendous food insecurity issue in our communities. The Open Door Mission is meeting the basic needs of individuals and families while inspiring HOPE for lasting change that breaks the cycle of homelessness and poverty.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Lydia House Women & Family Center

Garland Thompson Men’s Center

Permanent Supportive Housing

Family Outreach & Donation Centers

New Life Recovery Program (NLRP)

Journey to Work Program

Veteran’s Housing First Program

AfterCare Program

Work Net

Children and Youth

Where we work

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty

The Open Door Mission has an integrated marketing plan to share the story of Open Door Mission that includes acquisition, cultivation, radio, television, public relations, and community support to raise the revenue needed to support all 40 programs. Measuring outcomes for programs is crucial. In the life-changing programs, success is measured one year after graduation looking at the following productivity, healthy relationships, and sobriety.

Changing Lives Daily Open Door Mission is a Gospel Rescue Mission founded in 1954 committed to breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Each day, Open Door Mission’s campus offers 917 safe, shelter beds to people experiencing homelessness, serves over 4,747 nutritious meals to feed the hungry, and provides homeless preventive resources to more than 1,000 people living in poverty to empower them to remain in their own homes. Our Impact in 2019: At Open Door Mission, we believe in coming alongside people experiencing homelessness and poverty, empathizing with their situation and speaking truth into their lives—that they are worthy, valued and created in the image of God. It’s our passion, our calling. And we’ve been doing it, thanks to partners like you, since 1954. • Providing 201,698 nights of safe shelter. • Serving 1.74 million nutritious meals to feed the hungry. • Empowering 35,507 individuals to remain in their own homes and preventing homelessness. • Celebrating 52 graduates from life-changing programs. • Diverting 602 patients experiencing homelessness from hospital emergency room visits. • Changing lives along with 15,261 volunteers giving 71,647 hours of their valuable time.

Reduced numbers seeking safe shelter, reduced numbers participating in programs and alumni joining our team of staff and volunteers

For 66 years the Open Door Mission has been serving the hungry and the homeless. Recently, the Open Door Mission completed a 34 million dollar campaign that created a more safe therapeutic shelter space, expanded life-changing programs and added additional programmings such as a Free Health and Healing Clinic and Permanent Supportive Housing. Added a 14,000 sq. ft. greenhouse and a wind tunnel greenhouse. Our future looks promising with just being gifted approximately 2 more city blocks worth of space to expand vocational training, permanent supportive housing, and a greenhouse. More lived being changed!

External Reviews

Awards

Certified Mission 2017

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions

Affiliations & Memberships

Association of Gospel Rescue Missions (AGRM) 1954

Financials

Open Door Mission

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

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Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Sexual Orientation

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Disability

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