DoorWay Recovery Center

Crystal Hernandez
Social Services Manager
713-921-7520 Ext. 209
chernandez@opendoorhouston.org

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Open Door Mission’s DoorWay Substance Abuse Recovery Program

Everything at The Open Door Mission begins with hope. We share the hope that a personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the foundation of each client’s recovery. Upon accepting Christ as his personal Lord and Savior, the client becomes a new creation and is then empowered to take the lead in his own transformation and recovery.

The purpose of our DoorWay Substance Abuse Recovery Program is to empower men suffering from co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders, and homelessness. The DoorWay Program assists in healing the body, mind, and spirit. The Open Door Mission seeks to provide our client with the tools necessary to take part in his own transformation. Through our faith and evidence-based Program, we assist him in making a successful transition into stable recovery, a lifetime of self-sufficiency, and independent living.

Upon intake, the client undergoes the Addiction Severity Index (ASI) assessment. He then meets with a Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC), Master of Social Work (MSW) or a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) to create an individualized and appropriate treatment plan. The client receives a medical review and meets with the Mission’s Social Services Department to assist him to resolve issues that have been long neglected. The case worker and client address medical, dental, legal, past taxes, and child support issues and create a path to resolution by graduation day.

The DoorWay Program Components:

  • Phase One:  Genesis (In the Beginning, God…): The new client spends 3 to 5 days in rest and acclimating to the new environment.
  • Phase Two:  30-Day Intensive In-Patient Treatment Program (IIP): This program is designed to give the client meaningful insights into faith and evidence-based treatment. The SMART Recovery(Self-Motivation and Recovery Training)curriculum is introduced.  This program helps the client realize the depth of his addiction and helps him to understand his personal recovery journey. During this phase, the client completes a specified number of hours of computer-based academic education each week. The required hours vary, based on education level determined at entry. If the client desires to obtain a GED, a path to completion is presented. A typical day starts with morning spiritual devotion at 6:00 am followed by breakfast. The first class starts at 8 am and last class finishes at 8 pm. Lights out at 9:30 pm. In this phase the client is designated as White Badge ES
  • Phase Three:  Supportive In-Patient Treatment Program (SIP): Upon the completion of IIP, the client is encouraged and invited to enter a voluntary 90-day Supportive In-Patient Treatment Program (SIP). The program is based on the client’s individual progress. The client continues his study in SMART Recovery, and delves deeper into personal boundaries, seeking safety and mindfulness, creating healthy habits and relationships. The client is given job assignments on campus half of the day. The other half of the day, the client attends the remainder of SMART Recovery substance abuse treatment classes as well as continues his academic education and computer literacy skills. In this phase the client is designated as White Badge A/B
  • Phase Four:  Career Guidance Program: Upon completion of SIP, the client is offered an opportunity to take advantage of the ODM Career Guidance Program. This program focuses on acquiring comprehensive job readiness. The client is offered assistance with resume preparation, job search, interviewing skills, workplace expectations, and salary negotiating skills. At the conclusion of these 4 Phases, the client is recognized in a formal graduation ceremony where he is given the opportunity to tell his before and after story to the other clients and guests.  This is always an emotional, memorable, and revealing time.  In this phase the client is designated as White Badge C

Once the client is employed, he may continue to live at the Mission in the Transitional Living Quarters. This is offered at minimal cost including room and board. The client may be referred to one of our partner sober living houses or acquire his own residence. Alumni of the Open Door Mission experience fellowship, continued sobriety meetings, and shared accountability.

The Client’s Goals of Complete Transformation

  • Sustained sobriety
  • Sustained independent living
  • Sustained employment
  • Sustained self-sufficiency
  • Family reconciliation or possible restoration
  • Church affiliation and involvement

Mayfield House Transitional Living

HOU34Open Door Mission also provides transitional living housing with 42 beds in the main campus building and at the 11-bed Mayfield House directly across the street from the Mission. These two spaces house a total of 53 beds. Available to successful DoorWay graduates who are employed but do not yet have permanent housing.

The client may continue to live in transitional living until saving to be financially independent. Nominal weekly rent includes3 meals per day at the Mission and the opportunity to participate in 12-step meetings, support groups, church, and all other ODM programs. Our transitional living helps clients adapt to a sober living lifestyle while being apart of a safe, supportive, and faith-filled community.

Residents of Mayfield House must meet the following requirements:

  1. Men must be graduates of the Open Door Mission DoorWay Program.
  2. Men must have verifiable employment/income.
  3. Men must have church affiliation with regular attendance.
  4. Men must participate in designated DoorWay classes and activities acting as leaders, teachers, facilitators, and mentors. Eventually, they can become sponsors or men in the Doorway Program.
  5. Men must abide by Mayfield House rules including curfew.
  6. Men must pay the Mission weekly rent of $100.

Interested in this program or know someone who will benefit from it?

Admissions Info
Admissions Info