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Join us in our mission to provide safe shelter and support to women and children experiencing homelessness in Beaufort County and beyond

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Open Door Women's Shelter fills a crucial gap in Beaufort County, NC, offering shelter and support to women and children facing homelessness. Established in 2017, we empower our residents with life skills and tools for a brighter future.

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Why This Mission?

Open Door Women's Shelter was born out of a shared vision to create a safe haven for women and children experiencing homelessness. Since our establishment in 2017, we have been committed to understanding the unique needs of each individual and providing tailored support.

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Our Journey, Our Mission

Whether you choose to donate, volunteer, attend our events, or advocate for our cause, your involvement directly impacts the lives of the women and children we serve. Join us in our mission to provide safe shelter and create lasting change in our community.

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Your Support Matters

Knowledge is power. We've compiled a list of resources that provide additional support and information for those experiencing homelessness. From community services to educational materials about homelessness, these resources can provide invaluable assistance.

Empowering You

With Information

Our events and speaking engagements are more than just gatherings; they are opportunities to raise awareness, generate support, and make a tangible difference in our community. We invite you to join us at our upcoming events and be a part of our mission.

Join Us And
See Us In Action

Help Change Lives One Brick at a Time!

Support our mission to expand and enhance our facilities for community benefit.

Capital Campaign

Leave a lasting legacy with a personalized brick in our new patio.

Buy A Brick!

Gain enduring recognition through our diverse naming opportunities.

Naming Opportunities

Help us grow to serve more by supporting our vital expansion project.

Expansion Needed

Who We Are

ABOUT

Open Door Women’s Shelter is more than just a shelter; we are a beacon of hope for women and children experiencing homelessness in Beaufort County. Our dedicated team of staff, volunteers and community members work tirelessly to provide immediate assistance and long-term solutions. We believe in the power of community and the strength of unity.


Open Door Women's Shelter was born out of a shared vision to create a safe haven for women and children experiencing homelessness. Since our
establishment in 2017, we have been committed to understanding the unique
needs of each individual and providing tailored support.


We are the only shelter of this kind in the county, and we are committed to
expanding our reach and impact.


Our mission goes beyond providing shelter; we aim to empower our residents and equip them with the resources they need to secure stable housing and a brighter future.


At Open Door Women's Shelter, we provide a holistic approach to support.
Each resident is encouraged to work with our Case Manager to not only assist in alleviating immediate needs but also provide referrals to services and programs that can improve their circumstances. Our ultimate goal is to help our residents transition to stable housing and a self-sufficient life.

A Program of Open Door Community Center

Open Door Women’s Shelter provides emergency shelter for single women or women and their
children. We are committed to providing low barrier shelter entry because all deserve equal
access to safe shelter.

Opening Doors to a Better Future

"I just want to thank Open Door for their love, patience, and understanding during a very difficult time in my and my children's lives. I am very grateful for all of the help that they has provided". 

former ODCC Client

What Can I Do To Help?

This is a question we often hear from folks who don't think they have the time or the finances to make a difference when asked to help support Open Door Women's Shelter's mission. Good News! It takes many hands to keep this effort moving forward. Chances are, you have skills, talents, and relationships that can be useful in keeping this much-needed shelter functioning and expanding. 

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FUNDRAISING & MISSION SUPPORT

FEATURED SPONSORS

The TriCounty Foundation

Eddie & Jo Allison Smith Family Foundation

Jonathan Havens Charitable Trust

Beaufort County

City of Washington

Nutrien

You're probably
wondering...

FAQ

  • What donations do we accept?
    On this website, we offer easy-to-use links for safe financial contributions. Additionally, we maintain an up-to-date Amazon Wishlist. However, due to storage constraints, we can't accept clothing or shoe donations. Still, feel free to ask about particular sizes, as we might have a resident who requires them.
  • How can I volunteer?
    The best way to start the volunteer process is to get in contact with us through this form. We'll give you a call to go over options and best fits, and find out more about you in the process too!
  • Where are you located?
    We are located at 1240 Cowell Farm Road in Washington, NC.

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Open the Door to Hope.

Your donation opens the door to a brighter future for those in need. Every gift, no matter the size, makes a life-changing impact. Join us in unlocking opportunities and transforming lives. Donate today!

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