Maria House

Maria House offers transitional housing and programs designed to encourage women to make choices that are appropriate for them, to develop personal responsibility, to live independently in permanent housing and to achieve their full potential.

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Teresa Shelter

Teresa Shelter provides a safe place for all women and children who find themselves homeless due to circumstances beyond their control. The shelter’s staff work with each woman to meet short-term goals and objectives by connecting them to needed resources and services.

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A Bed of Hope Campaign

Would you like to help provide beds and peace of mind for homeless women and children? “A Bed of Hope” is Opening Doors’ year-long fundraising program that allows community members or groups to play a vital role in the shelter of women and children.

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  • Click here to learn more about events and fundraisers hosted to benefit Opening Doors

If you, a friend, or loved one are facing a domestic violence situation, please contact the Dubuque YMCA Victim Services Shelter. While Maria House and Teresa Shelter are private property, our shelters cannot guarantee the safety of women fleeing domestic violence and in immediate danger.


Are you currently in need of shelter services? If so, click here for information and resources or email info@openingdoorsdbq.org

Maria House                                 Teresa Shelter
1561 Jackson Street                     1111 Bluff Street
Dubuque, IA 52001                      Dubuque, IA 52001
563.582.7480                                563.690.0086