WHO WE SERVE




DOORWAYS’ CLIENTS

DOORWAYS serves those who are chronically ill, those who are chronically homeless, those who cannot live independently, those who are on the brink of homelessness, and those who are experiencing a medical and/or financial crisis.

DOORWAYS serves men, women and single parents who require supportive services in addition to housing assistance or who need monthly rental and utility assistance. All DOORWAYS’ clients live below the federal poverty level.

From 1982 to 2014, more than 18,000 people have been diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in Missouri. In 2014, more than 11,000 Missourians were living with HIV and more than 500 are diagnosed every year. When DOORWAYS was founded, clients needed care and a home free of stigma and shame. Today, our clients face different challenges but still need compassionate care free from the stigma that surrounds HIV. The clients we serve mirror the epidemic in Missouri in terms of race, gender and needs. In 2014, males represented the majority of Missourians living with HIV (83%) and the rate of infection is five times greater for males than for females in Missouri. Black Missourians are disproportionately affected by HIV infection– the rate of infection is 8.6 times greater in Black populations than it is for the White population.

 

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