Religion, Spiritual Development

Lubbock Open Door

Live, Thrive, Belong.

aka Open Door

Lubbock, TX

Mission

Our mission is cultivate community, opportunity, and restoration with people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Ruling Year

2011

Executive Director

Mr. Chad Wheeler

Community Center Director

Mr. Chase Smith

Main Address

1918 13TH St

Lubbock, TX 79401 USA

Keywords

Homelessness, Poverty, Housing, Housing First, Health, Christian

EIN

51-0687541

 Number

2299113873

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Christian (X20)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Other Housing Support Services (L80)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS because it is a church.

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

Open Door aims to address poverty and homelessness in holistic ways. Specially, we do this by cultivating places of community and belonging to address the problems of isolation and the lack of support systems common among people facing poverty and homelessness. We also cultivate opportunities through supportive services, housing, and healthcare to address the many obstacles and instabilities commonly experienced in poverty and homeless. On any given night in 2017, there were an estimated 434 people experiencing homelessness in Lubbock. Of this number, an estimated 85 were considered chronically homeless. Chronically homeless individuals and households have the longest experiences of homelessness and face complex issues that have often prevented them from obtaining and maintaining housing.

Our programs

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

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Open Door Community Center

Open Door Housing

Open Door Clinic

Open Door Church

Where we workNew!

Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Open Door Housing

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Open Door Community Center

Context notes

As a drop-in center with no intake requirements for accessing our Community Center services, this metric is tracked by observation rather than intake records.

Number of households that obtain/retain permanent housing for at least 6 months

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Open Door Housing

Number of health/hygiene product and/or tools of care (mosquito nets, soap, etc.) administered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Open Door Community Center

Number of meals served or provided

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Homeless people

Related program

Open Door Community Center

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

Goal 1. Facilitate places of community, opportunity, and restoration among people experiencing poverty and homelessness.

Goal 2. End chronic homelessness in Lubbock.

Goal 3. Become a leading proponent and resource for addressing poverty and homelessness in Lubbock.

Strategy 1.1 Continue to develop the community center model for holistic community development in South Overton through A) Christian community formation, B) cultivation of empowering opportunities and C) holistic restoration.

Strategy 1.2 Develop new community center-based plants or partnerships in other neighborhoods among people experiencing poverty and homelessness based on our foundational principles and practices.

Strategy 2.1 Develop new permanent supportive housing using the Housing First model in single-site and scattered-site units relative to the number of people experiencing chronic homelessness in Lubbock.

Strategy 2.2. Be a leading and collaborating participant in the system-wide coordinated effort to prevent and end homelessness.

Strategy 3.1 Engage the community at large through ongoing education on the issues of and solutions to poverty and homelessness.

Strategy 3.2 Engage and pursue service opportunities among the systems that impact poverty and homelessness through advocacy, education, and collaboration. The systems include the local homeless coalition, city government, state and national groups, etc.

Open Door has pioneered a community-based model for holistic Christian Community Development in Lubbock since 1997. We believe this model is a very effective approach which helps us accomplish these goals.

Open Door has also pioneered Permanent Supportive Housing using a Housing First approach for chronically homeless people in Lubbock. Our experience and history with people facing chronic homelessness positions us to accomplish the goal of ending chronic homelessness in Lubbock.

As a community-based organization, our collaboration with a wide variety of organizations and individuals positions us to influence the community and the systems that impact homelessness and poverty through advocacy, education, and collaboration.

Progress indicators include:

1. Chronically homeless people attaining and retaining permanent housing.

2. Health outcomes improve for individuals and dependence on costly emergency services decrease.

3. Pastoral observation of transformation in people's lives.

4. Systems change - people and systems become more informed, efficient, and productive in preventing and ending homelessness.

We have successfully established a community-center based plant in South Overton.

We have not yet expanded to other neighborhood.

We have successfully housed 12 chronically homeless individuals in permanent supportive housing.

We have not yet ended chronic homelessness.

We have successfully acquired funding for the construction and staffing of a free wellness clinic which will provide free primary care to homeless individuals. (scheduled to open in Spring 2017).

We have not yet demonstrated improved health outcomes.

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Financials

Lubbock Open Door

Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

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Operations

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Board Leadership Practices

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SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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?

No

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

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Gender

Race & Ethnicity

Sexual Orientation

This organization reports that it does not collect this information for Board Members, Senior Staff, Full-Time Staff and Part-Time Staff.

Disability

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Diversity Strategies

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