Hospitality and Resistance in Metro Atlanta
The Open Door Community is a residential community in the Catholic Worker tradition (we’re sometimes called a Protestant Catholic Worker House). We seek to dismantle racism, sexism and hetero-sexism, abolish the death penalty, and proclaim the Beloved Community through loving relationships with some of the most neglected and outcast of God’s children: the homeless and our sisters and brothers who are in prison.
We have a prison ministry, including monthly trips for families to visit loved ones at the Hardwick Prisons in central Georgia. We also advocate on behalf of the oppressed, homeless and prisoners through non-violent protests, grassroots organizing and the publication of our monthly newspaper, Hospitality.
We are in need of Drivers with their vehicle for our Monthly Hardwick Prison Trip on the 3rd Saturday of each month. We pick up family members at the Candler Park Marta station at 8:45am. We help family members that can’t afford or don’t have the means to drive the 90miles to Millidgeville, Ga. We take them to Millidgeville to First Presbyterian Church for a wonderful lunch. Then we drop off the family members to visit their loved ones in the prison. Once they are done with their visit we bring them back to the Candler Park Marta station. Usually we return around 5:30pm. If you would like to donate your time to help us please contact Sarah Humphrey at 770-722-5682.
We are no longer providing hospitality to our friends on the streets of Atlanta. We have moved to Baltimore Maryland where we will continue doing works of mercy and advocate for the oppressed. Loving friends, please continue to support us in our work in Baltimore.
WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING DONATIONS AT 910 PONCE DE LEON AVE.
“The Harriet Tubman Women” Clinic has moved to Clarkston, GA (~20 minute drive from Open Door Community Center) and is still providing high quality, free of charge, women’s health services to uninsured women of Atlanta. The clinic is open every Sunday from 4-6pm and can be reached at (470) 344-8929. For more information please visit our website: https://www.clarkstonhealth.
We celebrated our 30th anniversary at St. Anne’s Episcopal Church on January 29th, 2012. See photographs by Kari and Carlton Mackey.
Learn more about our work by watching a video celebrating our 25th anniversary.
Recently WABE interviewed Terry Easton about his book, Raising Our Voices, Breaking the Chain, which tells the story of the 1990 Imperial Hotel Occupation spearheaded by the Open Door Community. Listen to the clip here.