DOORWAYS was established in 1988 by St. Louis area faith-based and community leaders. The commitment expressed through their initial efforts continues to drive the organization today.

Today, DOORWAYS’ Board of Directors still reserves space on the Board for representatives from the Episcopal Church, St. Louis Rabbinical Association, the Lutheran Church (Missouri Synod and/or ELCA), The Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese, the United Church of Christ, the United Methodist Church and Black Clergy Coalition.

In addition, several DOORWAYS’ faith partners, local civic organizations and social groups have become members of the Keystone Society by forming a Keystone Community. Through Keystone Communities, communities or other groups demonstrate their commitment to people living with HIV/AIDS by making annual gifts or grants of $1,000 or more to DOORWAYS.

DOORWAYS’ Active Keystone Communities
Archdiocese of St. Louis*
The Briquettes (DOORWAYS’ employees)
The Episcopal Diocese of Missouri*
Evangelical Lutheran Church of America*
Faith Des Peres Presbyterian Church
First Presbyterian Church
Gateway Motorcycle Club, Inc.
Green Trails United Methodist Church Holloway Fund
Metropolitan Community Church
St. Louis Association of the United Church of Christ*
St. Louis Rabbinical Association*
The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod*
Presbytery of Giddings- Lovejoy*
Stifel Nicolaus Employee Association
Trinity Presbyterian
United Methodist Church-Missouri Conference*

*DOORWAYS Founding member


However groups choose to help DOORWAYS’, their efforts improve the lives and health of people living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Invite a DOORWAYS representative to speak to your congregation or club.
  • Collect items needed by our clients.
  • Form your own DOORWAYS’ Keystone Community with the members of your group.
  • Organize your own fundraiser to benefit DOORWAYS’ mission.