DOORWAYS is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS. Through direct service delivery and the efforts of identified program partners, DOORWAYS’ programs and services benefit those affected by HIV/AIDS in the 15-county St. Louis metropolitan area, 62 under-served counties in outstate Missouri and another 55 under-served counties in outstate Illinois.
God’s Love We Deliver works to improve the health and well-being of men, women and children living with HIV/AIDS and other serious illnesses by alleviating hunger and malnutrition. They prepare and deliver nutritious, high-quality meals to people who, because of their illness, are unable to prepare meals for themselves. They also provide illness-specific nutrition education to their clients and families, care providers, and other service organizations. All services are provided free of charge.
This year at Samaritan House, over 400 people will have the opportunity to rebuild lives ravaged by financial hardship and serious illness. Our mission is to create a supportive community providing housing and resources for positive change in the lives of persons living with HIV/AIDS and other special needs. Samaritan House began in the early 1990’s when the AIDs epidemic hit Forth Worth; and, fear and misinformation left many victims isolated and homeless. Richard Kurts, a young educator suffering from AIDS, mobilized civic leaders to establish Samaritan House in 1991. Since then our organization has grown to include new programs, including literacy, scholarship and back-to-work initiatives, helping residents move toward independence and productivity.