Open Door

Open Door

What is Open Door? You could say it’s a place to chill, to forget about the rest of your day, a good temporary absence from prison or a chance to get out of the halfway house. Or you could be more formal and say it’s a reintegration activity…

31 May 9:21 AM 8 Read More...

Communitas Celebrates Christmas 2017

The Communitas Christmas Party came early this year, with celebrations being held on December 5th at the beautifully decorated Open Door venue.

Some sixty guests showed up bringing food and good cheer to the evening. Guys from the Pen joined other Communitas members to share delicious food, conversation and lots…

26 Dec 5:00 PM 0 Read More...

Happiness is in the air at Open Door

 

Happiness was the topic at Open Door this past week.  Thirty participants were asked to think about something that made them happy in the past, as well as something that would make them happy in the future.  Everyone shared their experiences and wishes – sometimes at deeply personal levels.

One…

03 Apr 4:57 PM 0 Read More...

Another Night at Open Door

by Michelle

Slogging through the snow on a cold Tuesday evening, I am on my way to another Open Door.  As I cross St. Catherine Street and walk past the Cathedral, I can already see guys gathered outside chatting and smoking.  Smiles greet me as I approach, with the next…

20 Feb 4:32 PM 2 Read More...

’40 Daily Acts & Peace Quotes’

Open door last week focused on Martin Luther King, whose birthday had just been celebrated. It was a fairly small gathering – only some 25 folks decided to brave the cold –but that did not take away from their enthusiasm.
We started as usual – after introductions- with a spiritual moment –culled…

26 Jan 10:26 PM 0 Read More...