Media & Press Releases

*Clementine’s Creamery Launches New Ice Cream Flavor with Andy Cohen to Benefit DOORWAYS Press Release
November 2021

*U.S. Bank provides $8 million investment to help DOORWAYS expand its impact in St. Louis. – Press Release
July 2021

*DOORWAYS Elects New Officers to the Board of Directors – Press Release
May 2020

*DOORWAYS Receives Food Security Grant From Bayer Fund – Press Release
October 11, 2019

*DOORWAYS President & CEO Receives Spirit of Justice Award – Press Release
October 11, 2019

*Volunteers Honored at DOORWAYS’ Annual Dinner – Press Release
April 9, 2019

*2019 CLUB RED GALA – Press Release
January 29, 2019

*Join Us At The 2018 DOORWAYS Trivia Night – Press Release
September 4, 2018

*DOORWAYS Welcomes New Board Members – Press Release
June 15, 2018

*Anthem Foundation Grant Funds Case Management Data System – First Measures Focus on Impacts of Housing and Healthcare on HIV/AIDSPress Release
April 6, 2018

*Volunteers to be honored at DOORWAYS’ Annual Dinner – Press Release
March 14, 2018

*Women’s Foundation of Greater Saint Louis Announces Top Missouri Employers for Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard 2017” – Press Release
February 2018

*Women’s Foundation of Greater Saint Louis Funding Provides Self-Development Programming for Women Residents at DOORWAYS Complex” – Press Release
February 12, 2018

*UMSL Daily (blog): “Opal Jones works to house St. Louisans with HIV/AIDS” – Article
December 12, 2017

*KSDK NewsChannel5: “Local cook honored for decades of service to HIV/AIDS community” – Article and Video
December 1, 2017

*DOORWAYS Staff Receives Lifetime Achievement Award – Press Release
November 29, 2017

*Regions joins DOORWAYS at PrideSTL – Press Release
June 23, 2017

*DOORWAYS celebrates Cooper House 20th Anniversary – Press Release
May 16, 2017

St. Louis Post-Dispatch (April 1, 2017) – A painter and a church come together to open minds and provide opportunities

*DOORWAYS recently on New Country 92.3-Talk of the Town – President & CEO Opal M. Jones discusses DOORWAYS
March 25, 2017

*PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS announces sponsors for annual RED gala

January 9, 2017 Clayton, MO – DOORWAYS’ annual RED event will be Shaken Not StirRED on Saturday, February 4, 2017 hosted by co-chairs Dr. Rick and Christine Pennell AND Steve and Mary Schoolman at the Ritz Carlton from 7:00 PM – midnight.

RED Sponsors include: Ameren Missouri, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Missouri, Ed Giganti, Emerson, Express Scripts, Gateway Apothecary, Lantro Vision North America, GardenView Care Center, Macy’s, Steve and Mary Schoolman, MO Foundation for Health, Mercy, RubinBrown LLP, SSM Health, Stifel Nicolaus Company, Washington Unv. School of Medicine and Vital Voice.


January 4, 2017  Los Angeles, CA— DOORWAYS has been awarded a grant for $15,000 from The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation (ETAF) in partnership with Macy’s. The grant will be used for Own Home; which is a comprehensive program designed to help people living with HIV find and maintain safe, affordable housing.

*PRESS RELEASE: AC2 : DOORWAYS  Welcomes Cooper and Cohen
October 5, 2016


DOORWAYS is pleased to welcome Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 15, 2016 for their LIVE show “AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON COOPER AND ANDY COHEN: DEEP TALK AND SHALLOW TALES’ at 8 PM.

*PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS Board member receives award
September 08, 2016

DOORWAYS announces our former board member, Reverend John Rogers Vien, is a recipient of the 2016 Great Preacher Award through Aquinas Institute of Theology. Reverend Vien will receive the award on Thursday, October 13, 2016 at Rose of the Hill banquet hall, with the award dinner starting at 7:00pm.

*DOORWAYS recently featured on KTVI-Fox 2 News – Local organization helps those with HIV/AIDS
September 05, 2016

*PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS benefits from Herbie’s Charitable Tuesday
August 30, 2016

DOORWAYS is pleased to be selected as the beneficiary for the September Charitable Tuesday event at Herbie’s Vintage 72 on Tuesday, September 13; Herbie’s will donate 10% of the evening’s proceeds to DOORWAYS.

*PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
July 16, 2016

DOORWAYS is pleased to welcome Gary M. Mudd, CPA as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mudd, a highly skilled not-for-profit executive, will direct DOORWAYS’ overall financial planning and reporting, accounting policies and practices, and information technology. He will participate in the formulation and implementation of the organization’s strategic plan and revenue development.

“Need Rises for Emergency Housing for People with HIV in St. Louis”
*AUDIO: Brenda Malone, Own Home Program Director, Speaks about Emergency Housing for people living with HIV in St. Louis
St. Louis Louis Public Radio
June 15, 2016

*PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS offers VIP Table at RED for Only $100
June, 9 2016

Planning for DOORWAYS’ annual RED gala event in February 2017 is already underway. This July, one lucky raffle ticket holder will win ten VIP seats at the dinner before regular tickets are even available for purchase. FOR A LIMITED TIME, there is special offer to secure a VIP/Patron Table for ten at RED 2017 at!

*St. Louis Post Dispatch
“Women of Achievement”
Honoring Keystone Chair: Kathie Winter
May, 2016

*PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS adds to its Board of Directors
April,  26 2016

DOORWAYS is pleased to welcome new Directors to its Board: John Beatty (BJC HealthCare), Steven Bott, CPA (Ameren), Jim Hinrichs, MD (Anthem), Jay Joern, DDS (South Side Dental Group), Patti Kelley, MSN, RN (SSM Health), Tony Potts (Wells Fargo), Keith Thompson (Stifel Nicolaus), Rev. John Rogers Vien (Mary, Queen of Peace Parish), and Devon Wallace (Community Volunteer). Earlier this month, the Board voted in new leadership: Jay Moore, MD as Chair, Ed Giganti as First Vice Chair, and Rabbi Dale Schreiber as Second Vice Chair.

*St. Louis Review
Annual Catholic Appeal: The Courage to Love
April 14, 2016

*St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Carondelet Sisters Bestow Generosity Award on Two Women
April 5, 2016

*Catholic St. Louis
What is Courage?  DOORWAYS to Love
April/May 2016

February 18, 2016

DOORWAYS is pleased to welcome Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen to the Fabulous Fox Theatre on Saturday, October 16 for their LIVE show “AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH ANDERSON COOPER AND ANDY COHEN: DEEP TALK AND SHALLOW TALES” at 8 PM.

January 27, 2016

DOORWAYS announces it’s 15th anniversary RED event will be WILD on Saturday, February 6, 2016 hosted by co-chairs Steve and Mary Schoolman at the Four Seasons St. Louis from 7:00 PM – midnight. The gala features dinner, dancing, auction and raffle.  The black tie event raises funds to provide housing and related supportive services to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS. 

*St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Alan Burkey goes to prom again — 38 years later
June 12, 2015

Alan Burkey stepped out of the cab Friday night ready for a party. He had been looking forward to this moment for weeks. It was prom night again for Burkey.

June 5, 2015

On June 12, 2015, twenty Doorways volunteers will host Prom for 50 of its residents from 6-9 PM at its Soulard location. Doorways is an interfaith non-profit organization that provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS. Many residents did not experience their own high school prom or may not have had a positive experience. The Doorways Prom with its theme “Light Up the Night” intends to celebrate the men and women who live at four of Doorways’ seven apartment buildings around the City of Saint Louis.

 *St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Passion Adds Touch of Home to Cooking
May 27, 2015
Brenda Armour’s peach cobbler recipe is an example of the love she brings to her job as Dietary Manager for Cooper House.

*St. Louis Business Journal
Local HIV/AIDS support program gets $1.1 million grant
May 21, 2015

DOORWAYS, a St. Louis-based organization that works to house HIV/AIDS patients, has received a federal grant through the Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS Program (HOPWA).

The grant, for $1.1 million, is funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The grant money will be used to provide housing assistance and support services to the HIV/AIDS-infected population.

HUD announced grants Wednesday supporting 25 programs in 16 states.

*PRESS RELEASE: NAP Credits From State of Missouri
April 8, 2015

In February, the Missouri Department of Economic Development announced that DOORWAYS is among 31 nonprofits across the state to be approved for a total of $4,648,846 tax credits under the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP). DOORWAYS was awarded $25,000 in its first ever NAP allocation.  NAP helps nonprofit organizations raise private-sector funds by providing partial state tax credits to businesses that make contributions to approved community improvement projects.

*PRESS RELEASE: 70 People Join Team Doorways For GO! Marathon Weekend
April 6, 2015

On Saturday, April 11 and Sunday April 12, 2015, DOORWAYS will be among the 27 nonprofits across Saint Louis to be selected as an Official Charity for the GO! For a Cause program from GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend. TEAM DOORWAYS is made up of 70 people who have agreed to run or walk either the 5k, half marathon, marathon relay, or marathon. Each team member agreed to fundraise a minimum donation level of $100 to donate to DOORWAYS’ efforts to end homelessness and HIV. Ten of the runners are clients of DOORWAYS; the rest are volunteers, supporters, staff, and Board members. One runner was so moved by the mission that she is coming from Dallas to join the team.

*PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Celebrates a Year of Health, Housing, Hope
March 26, 2015

On Tuesday April 7, 2015 at 6 PM DOORWAYS will celebrate the supporters who make its work possible at its Annual Dinner. Supporters who helped to improve the health of those affected by HIV/AIDS through housing through their volunteer efforts will be honored with awards. The dinner is sponsored by St. Mary’s Health Center. Kate Becker, SSM St. Mary’s Health Center President, will welcome the dinner guests and Rev. Dr. Robert Scott, Central Baptist Church, will bless the event.  The Michael Edlin Award, DOORWAYS highest honor, will be presented to Jay Joern, D.D.S. The Volunteer Award will go to Sarah Moore for her outstanding years of unpaid service to the organization and the Generosity Award has been designated for Andy Cohen because he increased awareness to HIV and Housing by selecting Doorways to serve as the recipient of his winnings on a national television game show.

*PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Clients Assisted by Annual Catholic Appeal
February 20, 2015

DOORWAYS, a non‐profit service organization for people affected by HIV/AIDS, was awarded a $20,000 grant by the Annual Catholic Appeal of the Archdiocese of St. Louis.
The grant will help DOORWAYS to support the improved health of those affected by HIV/AIDS through housing services.

*PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Offers The Golden Ticket at RED H.O.T.
February 3, 2015

This Saturday, DOORWAYS is adding some sizzle to its annual RED gala: the Golden Ticket! Typically – during the live auction – fabulous, once-in-a-lifetime prizes go to the highest bidder, fetching donations of as much as $10,000 per item.  This year, DOORWAYS’ supporters can participate in the live auction EVEN IF THEY CANNOT ATTEND the gala, thanks to the Golden Ticket.  The Golden Ticket is a raffle.  Only one hundred raffle tickets will be sold. Each ticket is $100 each.  The winning ticket will be drawn Saturday night at RED and the winner will be able to select one of the live auction items as the prize.

*Kathy Lawton Brown interviews Opal Jones & Al Wiman
Radio Arts Foundation – St. Louis
January 29, 2015

*PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Hires Tracy Unger as Administrator for Cooper House
January 23, 2015

In December, Doorways hired a new Administrator for Cooper House, its supportive housing facility in the Central West End. Tracy M. Unger, LNHA has more than fifteen years of successful experience in the administration, direction and operation of healthcare facilities like Cooper House.  Because of her experience managing a 2.8 million dollar turnaround of a different healthcare facility, Unger demonstrates the necessary skill set to build on the successes of one of Doorways’ most critical programs.

*PRESS RELEASE: One Month Until Doorways’ RED H.O.T. Gala
January 7, 2015

DOORWAYS Interfaith AIDS Housing and Services announces its RED H.O.T. event for Saturday, February 7, 2015 hosted by co-chairs Al and Glenda Wiman at the Four Seasons St. Louis from 7:00 PM – midnight. This event features, dinner, dancing, auction, and raffle. It is the 14th annual gala for the 26-year-old non-profit that provides housing and related supportive services to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS.  DOORWAYS has seven housing complexes located throughout the City of St. Louis, a residential care facility and numerous assistance programs to offer hope and healing for those affected by HIV/AIDS.  Through direct service delivery and the efforts of identified program partners, DOORWAYS’ programs and services span the 15-county St. Louis metropolitan area, 62 under-served counties in outstate Missouri and another 55 under-served counties in outstate Illinois. As one of the most comprehensive AIDS housing programs in the nation, DOORWAYS offers a range of living options designed to meet the diverse needs of the HIV-affected population. The organization assists monthly over 600 adults and 300 children.

*PRESS RELEASE: The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation Supports Doorways
January 5, 2015

In December, DOORWAYS was awarded $20,000 by The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation based in Beverly Hills. This is the first grant from the foundation in the Saint Louis region, making DOORWAYS the only local organization to receive recognition from this world-renowned foundation.  Support for the request came from DOORWAYS’ partners in the prevention of the spread of HIV: Food Outreach, St. Louis Efforts for AIDS, St. Clair Department of Health, and the City of Saint Louis Department of Health. The funds will be used for DOORWAYS’ Own Home Program which is the primary provider of housing services to people living with HIV infection throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan region. Own Home helps clients locate and secure safe, affordable housing, and assists clients who face eviction from their homes or loss of utility services because of financial crises related to their illness.

PRESS RELEASE: Cohen Watch Party
November 17, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Cohen Chooses Doorways
November 14, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: January Realista Joins Doorways’ Board
November 5, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Holiday Greeting Cards Support Housing for the Homeless Affected by HIV
November 4, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Cross-Training Doorways President, Opal M. Jones
August 13, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Housing for the Homeless Prevents HIV Transmission
July 29, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Doorways: Restoring People & Community
June 24, 2014

Doorways Wins Ladue News Charity Award
June 19, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Adds to their Board of Directors
May 15, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Cooper House Administrator Wins Award
April 9, 2014
St. Louis American article:  click here

PRESS RELEASE: New Doorways Board of Director Members
February 26, 2014

Doorways Chairperson, Diane Levine, wins 2014 Women of Achievement award.
February 20, 2014  St. Louis Post-Dispatch article:  click here
March 14, 2014 – CBS St. Louis: click here
March 27, 2014  Ladue News: click here
April 2, 2014  Fox 2 News St. Louis:  click here  

Doorways President and CEO, Opal M. Jones, and Board of Directors member, Dr. Jay Moore, chosen as two of the St. Louis Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 for 2014
Opal’s story click here
Jay’s story click here
February 7, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Hosts 500 Supporters of Healthy Housing
January 28, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Hires Chief Program Officer
January 22, 2014

Kathy Lawton Brown interviews Opal Jones & Jim Timmerberg
Radio Arts Foundation – St. Louis
January 17, 2014

PRESS RELEASE: Doorways Receives National Corporate Support
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 3, 2014

Doorways offers housing, hope to those with HIV and AIDS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Old Newsboys Edition
November 21, 2013

St. Louis Launches New Initiative to Improve Housing Near Public Transit
St. Louis Community Guide
November 10, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: New Development and Communications Team at DOORWAYS
October 23, 2013

Agency Serves Homeless People Living with AIDS
The St. Louis American
October 10, 2013

Opal Jones Recognized as Distinguished Alumni by UMSL
The St. Louis American
October 9, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS Celebrates 25 Years of the Courage to Live
October 4, 2013

PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS President and CEO to Receive Distinguished Alumni Award
September 18, 2013

DOORWAYS Announces New President and CEO
The Vital Voice

Doorways Names Opal Jones President, CEO
The St. Louis Business Journal
December 3, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: DOORWAYS Announces New President and Chief Executive Officer
November 29, 2012

PRESS RELEASE: AIDS Housing President Retiring
June 29, 2012