The Programs of Open Door Ministries meet people in their moment of crisis to help them get back on the path to self-sufficiency.
Father's Table/Meals on the move
The Father’s Table began in 1968 at First Baptist Church on Washington Street in High Point. We currently serve three meals a day, six days a week, and breakfast and dinner on Sunday, to the homeless and less fortunate in High Point. There are no stipulations as to who is served as we truly offer an “open door” to those who are hungry. Over 5,000 meals per month are donated, prepared, and served by local churches, organizations, businesses, and community volunteers. The Father's Table makes it possible for those in need including men, women, and children of all ages, to receive a nutritious meal. Breakfast 8-9 am, Lunch 12-1 pm, Dinner 6-7 pm (to go boxes only during covid-19). Meals are also passed out through "Meals on the Move" in several additional areas in the community.
Emergency Financial Assistance
The Emergency Financial Assistance Program assists families experiencing unexpected occurrences that affect their ability to pay utilities and rent. Open Door Ministries is a participating agency in the Community Resource Network (CRN), a network of community agencies working together to streamline services to the community. Call 336-885-0191 for an appointment.
Emergency Food Assistance
The Emergency Food Assistance Program provides individuals and families with a generous supply of food including meat, fresh vegetables, and nonperishable items. The food box contains five days’ worth of food, and each family or individual can receive a box once per month. M, W, Th, Fr 10am-2pm, walk-ins welcome.
The Men’s Shelter program is designed to house adult men on a temporary basis. The shelter offers 32 beds for homeless, adult males. In addition to providing a safe, warm place to sleep, the Shelter also helps clients attain proper identification, such as picture ID’s and social security cards, so that the men can begin to rebuild their lives. Bus tickets are also provided so the men can take care of medical problems and look for work. Case management identifies the individual needs of each client such as finding a job, addressing mental health and medical conditions, and locating housing.
permanent supportive housing
The Permanent Supportive Housing Program houses individuals who have physical and/or mental disabilities. The Program partners with other agencies and services to assist the client in working on a self-sufficient lifestyle. The client receives furniture and other items that make their apartment feel like a home.
Rapid Re-Housing is a program that provides financial and supportive services for homeless individuals and families who have experienced a destabilizing crisis. The program assists with rental or utility deposits and other necessities such as household furnishings and connection to other resources including employment assistance.
Arthur cassell transitional housing
Arthur Cassell Transitional Housing program (ACTH) is a residential facility for 14 veterans experiencing homelessness. The Program partners with the WG “Bill” Hefner Medical Center and Veteran’s Administration (VA), and all veterans are referred by the VA. Case management services include employment, disability income, mental and physical health, and substance abuse treatment.
ODM Free medical clinic
Walk-In Clinic (Men's Shelter entrance) every week, Monday evenings, 5pm-7pm.
Education & job readiness
Due to Covid-19, our formal program for this is currently put on hold.