Opening Doors would like to convey our gratitude to friends, family, volunteers, staff, and community for their continued support and generosity.

Give the Gift of Hope

Your tax-deductible contribution helps light the path to a brighter tomorrow for the women and children we serve.  Donate online or mail your donation to Maria House, 1561 Jackson Street, Dubuque, IA 52001 or

Opening Doors’ humble beginnings started with compassion for a homeless woman who was found on a park bench in Jackson Park with her dog. The Dubuque Humane Society took the dog, but there was no place for the woman to go. Now over 15 years later, Opening Doors operates two programs for homeless women, alone or with children – Maria House and Teresa Shelter. We are so proud of the more than 2,250 women and children that have gone through our doorways and into a future filled with the promise of a brighter tomorrow.

“Finding her Beacon of Hope at Maria House”

by Lisa, mother of 4, Maria House resident

Click here to read Lisa’s inspiring story of hope!

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