Faces of the Door

Vanessa used The Door to get her green card, apply for college, and start a career.

"The Door was a judge-free zone that welcomed me with open arms."

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We pride ourselves on the diversity of our staff and members, who come to us from all walks of life and for any number of reasons. They make The Door what it is — a vibrant and encouraging place where the building blocks for strong futures begin to take shape. Here we would like to share just a few of the many faces who make up The Door.

"My life has just started…this is only the beginning, and I don’t plan on stopping – ever."

Amanda is celebrating a year of firsts. More >

"“I learned how to overcome a lot of barriers, and I know I’m bringing that back with me to my life overall."

Meet Cam and Cheyne, our dynamic duo. More >

"They say you miss 100% of the shots you don't take. I almost didn't take my shot, but I'm glad I did."

Caroline's gotten nothing but net,winning two major scholarships and getting ready to start at Columbia University. More >

"When I came to The Door, I was one of three physicians specializing in adolescent care."

Dr. Bob has been at The Door since our beginning, helping teens cope with serious health issues. More >

"I realized that there were so many other things The Door could help me do."

Eddie has been with us for five years, but he never imagined his journey would guide him to meeting the future king and queen of England. More >

"Here, in America, I have a job and can pay rent. I feel very happy."

Jedaias has had a long journey, from fearing danger in Guatemala to being fully employed with his citizenship card in hand. More >

"The Door provided me with leadership skills and a full-time job."

Joel is The Door's first ever Health Center Activity Specialist. More >

"We all struggle. It's part of being human."

Mary Adams is ready to bring wellness to all members of The Door. More >

"I just knew this was the right place for me. It felt so dear to me."

Renee joined The Door in 2014, ready to move forward in her new home. More >

"You get what you put in. I strive to put in as much as I can at The Door."

Renika was homeless when she first came to The Door. More >

“The Door opened my eyes to the possibilities out there.”

Shu Min went from learning English at just 13, to being a star student and getting a full scholarship to college. More >

"The Door was a judge-free zone that welcomed me with open arms."

Vanessa used The Door to get her green card, apply for college, and start a career. More >

"The Door helped me to not be afraid. Now I know I can do anything."

Vaughn has been a member for 6 years, blossoming through dance and performance. More >