Mission

Inspired by Jesus’ call to love our neighbor, the Open Door Ministry partners with individuals to help prevent homelessness, hunger, and loneliness. We believe in the dignity of every person, and we seek to encourage and empower people through key services of finance and food assistance and by creating opportunities to build relationships and create community.

For more than forty years, the ministry has lived into its name, opening its doors wide and welcoming all. The ministry, started by the Episcopal Church of the Advent in the Cincinnati-neighborhood of Walnut Hills, is supported by community donations, grants, and volunteers. We offer three key resources: a payee program, which helps clients manage their finances; a food pantry; and a cafe.

The Open Door “is a blessing,” said Donald Mundy, a neighbor who visits weekly for fellowship and assistance with food. “It’s a place to come, to meet people, to get a different view of life. I love to meet people and hear their stories.”

Mission Statement
Because of God’s love, Open Door Ministry will support individuals and families to remain stably housed through disability income management and food assistance, while empowering them to do more with their lives.