The Open Door program invests in homelessness prevention by working with incarcerated neighbours as they transition back to the community. For the same cost it requires the federal government to incarcerate one prisoner for a year, The Open Door provides mentorship, support groups, and aid to more than 120 current and former inmates – helping them reconcile with the community and build a healthy life.
The Open Door provides reintegration services such as:
Mentorship Programs: Assisting neighbours in identifying and achieving goals as they re-enter the community.
Support Groups: Providing accountability and encouragement to neighbours.
Chaplaincy Services: Offering current and former inmates spiritual care and support.
“The people at The Open Door give me hope. They help you be the best you can be, today!” – Terry, participant