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A room prepared for a new guest.
The Next Door. Each year over 50 women come
to the Next Door and receive over 2,000 nights of shelter and days of
hospitality, support, and partnership.
All together now! The whole house on the
A person sleeping on a park bench in
downtown Kalamazoo on election night in November 2002.
Next Door painting: God orders his
angels to protect you.
Next Door kitchen.
Drawing of the Open Door. Available
on notecards with envelopes, for any donation.
Next Door guests and staff all dressed
up to go to a Gospel Music concert in Battle Creek.
Christmas at the Next Door 2002,
Christmas 2002 at the Next Door,
The Chess Match.
Tuesday night dinner at the Open Door
The living room at the Next Door
Next Door staff: Veronique Moore and
Open Door guest Daniel speaking to the Kalamazoo
City Commission on August 4, 2003, about his story and the desperate
need for more housing in Kalamazoo that is affordable for low-wage
The Open Door, emergency shelter for young men, 414 Ranney Street.
Onnie receives her GED certificate
Veronique Moore, Next
Door Program Director (left) and Earlene (right) at Earlene's graduation
from Portage Community High School in June 2003.
dropped out of school at age 14 and went back to school with our
encouragement at the age of 33 and graduated this spring! GREAT JOB,
Onnie and Jackie and Esther, an
intern from Ghana, take a look at their make-up during a recent Mary Kay
makeover at the Next Door.
Tracey and Willena with the Mary Kay representative who
donated the makeover for our guests.
Guests, volunteers, and staff gathered for a picnic at
the Open Door in May to recognize Ron Bush for his many, many years of
service to the Open Door and Next Door Shelters and to wish him well as
he begins a new life in retirement.
Tracey, Willena, and Rick at our booth at a health fair
for homeless people held at Martin Luther King, Jr. Park on June 19.
The health fair was organized by Health Care for the Homeless.
Helping others by participating in the 2003 Kalamazoo
CROP walk. Front row, left to right: Pam, Rosary, Elisha, Onnie,
Tracey, Jackie. Back row: Terry, Rick, Skip, Veronique.