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OPENING DOORS. Opening Doors is a community service organization initiated by six Catholic women's religious congregations in the Dubuque area. It was founded to assist women needing emergency/transitional housing for reasons other than domestic violence.

Opening Doors offers hospitality and opportunity for approximately eighteen residents at MARIA HOUSE and up to twenty-eight women and children per night at TERESA SHELTER. Opening Doors valued the dignity of women and supported them in claiming their own power and in making the choices appropriate for developing personal responsibility to live independently in permanent housing. Opening Doors achieved its mission by working collaboratively with other community resources.

See: Helen HUEWE