Every day at Midland’s Open Door you will see weary men and women. Some are struggling with addictions and some with loneliness. But, you will also see responsible adults forced to choose between paying rent and buying food. You will see men and women whose lives were shattered when their jobs disappeared or their car broke down. But in all these things, you will also see an opportunity for the grace of Jesus Christ to restore hope and transform a life hanging in the balance. You can be a part of this ministry, and you can share in this blessing.

FOOD

Midland’s Open Door operates a community soup kitchen from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. The soup kitchen provides a hot wholesome meal for our shelter guests and is also open to the public. In addition to the noon meal, soup and sandwiches are available for takeout for the guests’ evening meal. There are no formal qualifications for someone to benefit from the soup kitchen meals and all meals are provided at no cost to our guests.

SHELTER

Midland’s Open Door provides two shelters, one for men and one for women and children. Our men’s shelter provides 19 beds, with the capacity for 23, and our women and children’s center provides 32 beds, with the capacity for 36. Each guest is assisted with food, shelter and clothing and is also assigned a case manager to assist in moving toward long-term stability.

CLOTHING

Midland’s Open Door operates a clothing ministry to provide emergency clothing assistance for men, women and children. Clothing is available for shelter guests 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and to the public for emergency needs. For all community clothing needs, please contact the office by phone at 989-835-2291.

OUTREACH CASE MANAGEMENT

In 2019, MOD hired a case manager to provide assistance for community guests. Needs range from homeless prevention services, job searching, and referrals for community assistance.

COUNSELING

Since 2017, Open Door has kept a counselor on staff to offer services to individuals, groups, and families. The counselor also partners with staff and community members to provide consultation through psychoeducation.

GET HELP

If you or someone you know is in need of help, Midland’s Open Door is always open. We are here for any man, woman, or child in our community who need emergency services such as food, shelter, clothing, and other assistance.

For shelter, please call (989) 835-2291 and ask to speak with a community life advisor. 

SERVICE NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

Midland’s Open Door (MOD) provides compassionate help and eternal hope to every individual God brings to our door. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accordance with Scripture nor the values of MOD.

MOD provides food, shelter, and clothing to persons based on qualifications of need without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, height, weight, marital status, disability, or veteran status; MOD’s shelter services are reserved for individuals and families who meet the HUD definition of homelessness.