Serving Our Future

Reaching the Unreachable

Who We Are

The Open Door exists to demonstrate the love of Jesus Christ to neighborhood young people and families through intentional relationships with caring adults in an environment of safety and fun.



The backbone of the Open Door is our volunteers. The ministry can not be successful without a strong volunteer base. Volunteers are an integral part of what we do and who we are. Intentional relationships with community youth creates the atmosphere for safety and fun. If you have any free time, spend it wisely with a young person.


The Open Door relies heavily on financial support from individuals, grants, funders, churches and other organizations to keep the ministry going. Without any ongoing financial support, we would not be able to minister effectively to the youth in Crafton Heights and in the West End section of Pittsburgh PA. If you are not able to volunteer in person, perhaps you can financially support the Open Door so that staff and volunteers can continue to reach the most vulnerable and the unreachable in our community.

Community Youth Outreach

The Open Door is a place of safety for community youth to come to have fun, relax and build relationships with adult volunteers and their peers during ongoing activities such as Friday Night Rec; Family night; After school Initiatives; group and individual games; Holiday gatherings; Summer Day Camp and city wide field trips. Our goal is to get young people to be more engaging with others to foster better communication and build meaningful relationships.

Latest News

Cross Trainers Summer Day Camp 2023
Cross Trainers is a summer day camp located in Crafton Height's in the West End ...
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Chess Night
The last Wednesday of every month through May 2023 except for December which will be ...
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Open Door Happenings
Friday Night Rec is up and running. The first session is 6:00PM-8:00PM for (K-5th graders). ...
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Open year round, the Open Door strives to adapt and meet the changing needs of the community. It has become a neighborhood fixture, impacting families in a positive way by showing love and support. The Open Door's programs have always been free of charge and without it this community would have no recreation center.