Residential Services

Our enthusiastic staff provides support for our clients in two different types of residential settings. Both options are person centered, therefore setting up each individual for success by offering a wide variety of opportunities for experiences in the community.

Our group homes provide a family atmosphere where four to eight individuals live together with 24-hour staff support. Each person has their own room, which they are encouraged to personalize. Open Door also utilizes a special dietician-directed meal program called My25. This program considers each person’s health requirements and encourages individuals to help with meal preparation.

meal prep

We also offer assistance for individuals seeking intermittent support. These services are for people who live in their own home or apartment but also need help every now and then. Our staff develops personal relationships with the individuals we serve and offers services in all aspects of everyday living.

Open Door is focused on opening doors and developing opportunities for all of our clients. This means that we provide support in every aspect of life, assisting with personal care, doctor appointments, and medication management. Our clients also receive guidance on money management, personal shopping, and laundry assistance. The levels of support are uniquely designed around the specific needs of each person.

reclining with cat

Fun and recreation are also a big part of services at Open Door. We provide transportation to a wide variety of events and activities. Clients have the opportunity to attend sporting events, see concerts, visit museums, and take outings to local parks. We also have groups that attend dance classes, yoga, and open swim sessions. If an individual has an interest, we try our best to satisfy their need in order to promote independence, growth, and an exceptional quality of life for every person we serve.

family picnic

Community Integration

Aktion Club

Aktion Club of Open Door is a service club made up of adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our purpose is to give members the opportunity to develop initiative and leadership skills while demonstrating that everyone has value and worth and can serve their community. Learn more here.

Some Cool Stuff We Do

Car Wash

Club members hold a car wash each summer, raising funds for a special project called Go Baby Go, which modifies ride-on cars for young children with disabilities so they can move around independently. Learn more here.

car wash
Baked Goods Giveaway

Club members bake homemade goods to give away for free-will donations that benefit Fruit of the Room, a project that educates and provides fresh fruits and vegetables to local school children in K-3rd grade.

Feed My Starving Children

Club members volunteer to hand-pack dried food in bags that are sealed, boxed, and shipped to needy children around the world. Learn more here.

Christmas In March

We take part in this volunteer event that helps to organize packages of food and household goods for needy families in our community.

Highway Clean-up

Club members volunteer for the Adopt-A-Highway program and clean a mile-long stretch of highway in our hometown.

Community Integration

Random Acts of Kindness

Here at Open Door, we are especially proud of an extraordinary group of clients who choose to give back to a community that does so much for them. They harbor a special passion for the kindness movement, which aims to help everyone create a better world by spreading awareness and increasing involvement in kind actions.

Some Cool Stuff We Have Done

  • Donated school supplies to classrooms at local schools
  • Placed quarters in the carts at a local Aldi
  • Baked dog treats for local vets and animal shelters
  • Presented gift baskets in recognition of local first responders
  • Given care packages to our local mail carriers
donation to animal shelter