Better Business Bureau Report for
Open Door Mission Foundation

Better Business Bureau Report issued December 2013
Better Business Bureau Report expires December 2014

This BBB Accredited charity meets all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability and is a Seal Holder. Find out more...

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Charity Contact Information

Name: Open Door Mission Foundation
Address: 5803 Harrisburg Blvd.
  Houston, TX 77011
Phone: 713-921-7520
Web Address:
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Better Business Bureau Comments

Year, State Incorporated: 1985, Texas
Affiliates: None
Stated Purpose: Open Door Mission is a Christ centered emergency relief and rehabilitation center dedicated to meeting the needs of men in our community who are homeless, destitute, addicted and disabled.

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Evaluation Conclusions


Open Door Mission Foundation meets the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.
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Open Door Mission Foundation provides the following programs and services: DoorWay Drug and Alcohol Recovery, Urgent Care, Disciple Partners, Convalescent Care Center, and Education and Training. DoorWay Drug and Alcohol Recovery: Employs a multi-level approach to drug and alcohol recovery. It is an intensive, 9-month, scripture based program designed to help students overcome drug and alcohol addictions. When men enter the program, they spend 20 hours a week in a comprehensive curriculum of self-discovery, life-skills, and spiritual renewal, and Bible study. They also participate actively in mentoring, counseling, and family reunification programs. Served up to 100 men a day in 2012. Urgent Care: Offers emergency food and shelter for people who would otherwise have none. On average, they serve over 200,000 meals each year and provide over 65,000 nights of shelter. When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita left thousands of Gulf Coast residents homeless, Open Door Mission became a distribution center for critical supplies like food, water, and clothing. Disciple Partners: Offers vocational development, career and technology education, and community and accountability skills to men who have already overcome a chemical dependence or who never had one. Served up to 80 men a day in 2012. Convalescent Care Center: Provides recuperating men a clean, secure place where they can recover from accidents, illnesses, or surgery. It is the largest free respite care facility in the Houston area, and it provides health maintenance, transportation, legal assistance, and mentoring. Served up to 25 men per day in 2012. Education and Training: Assists students with their education in a variety of ways. It is often the stepping-stone for those interested in pursuing a post-secondary education. They also offer a comprehensive GED program. On average, approximately 60 men a day receive some type of educational assistance in the Mission's Education Department. For the year ended, December 31, 2012: Total number of men served was 2,146 and the total number of meals served was 202,354. SERVICES PROVIDED include 67,387 social service requests served; 20,532 education hours provided; 11,384 items of clothing provided; 1,787 health/medical/vision assistance; 512 received legal assistance; 373 convalescent men served; 280 Gold Cards; 186 received housing assistance; and 56 G. E. D. graduates.

For the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012, Open Door Mission Foundation's program expenses were:

Total Program Expenses: $
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Chief Executive : Thomas M. Thompson, President & CEO

Chair of the Board: Dale C. Cheesman III, Chairman
Chair's Profession / Business Affiliation: CICO Oil & Gas Company, President

Board Size: 39

Paid Staff Size: 31

*Compensation includes annual salary and, if applicable, benefit plans, expense accounts, and other allowances.
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Fund Raising


Method(s) Used:

direct mail, telephone, print advertisements, grant proposals, internet
Fund raising costs were 21% of related contributions. (Related contributions, which totaled $2,365,215, are donations received as a result of fund raising activities.)
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Tax Status


This organization is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is eligible to receive contributions deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
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The following information is based on Open Door Mission Foundation's audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012.

Source of Funds  
Direct mail 1,169,260
General contributions 989,516
In-Kind contributions 628,574
Special events, net of expenses of $206,439 206,439
Interests, dividends and other revenue 35,200
Contributed property and equipment 10,000
Contributed marketable investments 2,105
Total Income $3,041,094


Uses of Funds as a % of Total Expenses

Programs: 81%  Fund Raising: 14%  Administrative: 5% 

Total income $3,041,094
Program expenses $2,792,091
Fund raising expenses 490,743
Administrative expenses 187,061
Total expenses $3,469,895
Expenses in Excess of Income (428,801)
Beginning net assets 5,367,209
Ending net assets 4,938,408
Total liabilities 37,944
Total assets $4,976,352

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BBB has processed no customer complaints on this charity in its three year reporting period.

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