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Our Mission


To cultivate community, opportunity, and restoration with people experiencing poverty and homelessness

Cultivating community since 1997

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Our mission is rooted in Christian faith and welcomes all people.


As participants in God’s restorative work, we seek restoration with God, self, others, and all of creation.


We cultivate empowering opportunities that promote increased health, stability, and overall wellbeing for individuals and the community.


We are a community committed to one another in all circumstances of life. We value the gifts of every person and strive together to become who God has created us to be.

Since 1997…

Open Door began its ministry with the people experiencing homelessness in 1997 when members of Broadway Church of Christ saw a need for people in homelessness to develop community and connect with resources. Originally housed in a donated building in North Overton, Open Door opened as a church and community center for those in the neighborhood who needed a place to go. In 2004, with the redevelopment of North Overton, Open Door moved to its current location in South Overton on 13th Street for further expansion.

Our Roots

Continued Service

From 1997 to 2010, Open Door was under the oversight of Broadway Church of Christ. In 2011, Open Door became an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization under the leadership of a Board of Directors. Since 2011, Open Door has grown significantly, expanding its programming from a small, grassroots church and community center to a robust Christian community development organization. In 2017, Open Door announced a name change from Carpenter’s Church to Open Door to better reflect the mission and scope of the organization and to create room for further expansion in the future.