Mom with kids - Opening Doors

Empowering Lives

Opening Doors is a nonprofit organization who help women and children who are experiencing homelessness in Dubuque, IA. We provide goal setting and life skills training that enable them to achieve their full potential. We offer a hand up in the world, not a handout.

Upcoming Events

Attitude of Gratitude
Saturday, November 23, 2024
Grand River Center
Doors Open: 4:30 PM
Program: 6:30 PM

Trivia Night
Date: Coming Soon

Three Doorways to Hope

Opening Doors offers three doorways of hope for women and children who are experiencing homelessness.

Opening Doors Teresa Shelter

Teresa Shelter

Teresa Shelter offers emergency and extended stay programs.

Opening Doors Maria House

Maria House

Maria House offers transitional housing for up to two years.

Opening Doors Francis House

Francis Apartments

Francis Apartments offers income-based affordable housing with support services.


Opening Doors offers much more than a place to sleep. We provide the opportunity for women to claim their own power and become self-sufficient. We have served over 3,700 homeless women and children in Dubuque since 2000.

Being here has shown me how to fall in love with my life and who I am as a person.  I have many goals still to reach, and a lot of work to do toward them, but now I know I can do it.

—Teresa Shelter Resident

IN NEED OF SHELTER? Call Teresa Shelter at 563-690-0086

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.
Proud to be a United Way Agency!


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