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Proudly Serving Our Community Since 1974!

T: 905-276-9136 

E: theopendoor@hotmail.com

A: 100 City Centre Dr, Mississauga, ON L5B 2C9

THE OPEN DOOR IS CONTINUING TO SERVE

Even thought the centre is currently closed due to Covid-19, we are continuing to serve clients during this pandemic.

 

The door to God's love is never closed.

At the open door, we continue to serve and love and care for those who are lonely and frightened, people who are ill, people trying to cope with poverty and isolation, and people with spiritual hunger and material needs such as food.

Due to the Covid-19 crisis it is necessary for us to put many of our programs temporarily on hold, and we are not open to receive people ,  we remain in contact by phone receiving many calls to the open door every day and calling the vulnerable in our community – praying and ministering to them and providing help for their needs as we are able and also connecting them to the resources available in our community.

 Our staff and some volunteers are at The Open Door preparing some emergency food bags for delivery or pick up outside the mall and to receive deliveries.

 There is such a great need for people who are isolated to hear our voices and to be reassured and prayed with. This is a huge part of our ministry right now.  We are getting help and food and resources to people  but the ministry to them seems even more important . We are praying with people constantly and letting them know that we care about them.

 Medical problems still need attention and children being at home with single parents can be a real challenge.  Even if people manage to have some money the prospect of lining up at a grocery store with three young children is daunting.

 Life's many challenges continue and seem much more difficult to face for many people who were already in crisis.  Loneliness has already been the greatest form of poverty for many even before this. We have many seniors and other people living on their own.  Contacting and praying with people has taken on an even greater importance. Helping people to know that God is with them and that  people care about them helps so much.

 We have lovely stories to tell of God's provision and our lovely encounters with people.

 A huge thank you to our churches and everyone who is helping us at the Open Door to reach out to those in distress . Thank  you for your financial donations, and donations  of food, masks, gift cards,  and the many  other ways that you have helped.

Please note that we are unable to accept clothing at this time.

Thank you for partnering with us.

  • Our Current Needs

    We have so much to be grateful for at The Open Door. It is such a privilege to be in the centre of the busy marketplace of Square One serving those in our community who have all different kinds of needs.  We  are currently in great need of the following items:

     PPE

    • Masks
    • Gloves
    • Hand Santizer
    • Wipes
    • Lysol Spray
    • Liquid Hand Soap
        •  Diapers


        • (any size) & nbsp; would be welcome but the larger sizes are in need sizes 4-6
        • Depends for men and women

        Toiletries


        • Toothpaste
        • Toothbrushes
        • Shampoo and conditioner
        • Soap

          • Cleaning Supplies

            • Dish detergent
            • Clothing detergent


              • Gift Cards

                • Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart, Grocery Store etc.



                    Clothing

                    • specifically winter jackers & ski pants for children
                    • Jeans, winter jackets, coats for teens & adults
                    • New underwear & new socks for all ages

                     

                    We are so grateful for any help.

  • New Ways to Donate

    Thank you for your compassion and generosity.  Your gifts help us make a world of difference in the lives of so many people.  Everything we do is free of charge to those we help.


    There are several ways that you can donate to support the work of The Open Door

     

    Credit Card

    https://theopendoorsquareone.churchcenter.com/giving

    E-Transfer

    info@opendoorsquareone.org  

    Text to Give

    84321

    Cheque

    The Open Door 100 City Centre Dr., Mississauga ON L5B 2C9

    Canada Helps

    https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/14276

  • News & Events

    Welcome to the Open Door web site!

                                       

    This is our News and Events section. We will post regular updates here and you can also explore the site to find out all about us.  

    Be sure to check out the Contact Us page and let's get to know one another.

    We are happy to be a part of the community in Mississauga and are blessed to be able to reach out to so many in need. 

    We are also able to accept online donations and thank you for your help and support. 

    Together we can continue to make a difference in the lives of people as we live up to our motto:  "Love Me, Love My People."                                   

    Thanks for visiting.

    Blessings,

    The Open Door Staff

Did you know?


We had well over 21,000 visits to The Open Door last year.  The majority of the visits are for crisis situations but we had over 6,000 visits to our food cupboard, over 250 people attended our free Christmas dinner and approx. 170 families were provided with turkeys and gifts in their homes.

You make a difference!


Thank you to those of you who financially support this ministry, as we are run entirely by donation and do not receive any grants.  Everything in the Open Door is free.

Volunteers Change Lives!


We have wonderful volunteers who come in to give of themselves to help in this ministry, some for half a day per week – others for more time, to minister to the people who come  in for help.