Many supporters of Door of Hope, a Pasadena-based nonprofit which helps families transition out of homelessness, are familiar with the organization’s meal donor program. The popular program, which allows volunteer groups to serve a prepared dinner to the families at Door of Hope’s transitional housing locations, has been temporarily halted because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Last year, nearly 300 people volunteered as Door of Hope meal donors. And on nights when meal donors are not available, parents take turns cooking for all of the house’s residents. Continue reading “Faith Helps Local Caterer Endure Challenging Times”
A Pasadena organization was the recipient of a gift from the La Cañada Presbyterian Church’s Parent Education Program. LCPC’s volunteer board donated 10% of its anniversary fundraising proceeds, $4,619 in total, to Door of Hope, a local nonprofit organization serving homeless families.
Parent Education board chair Maggie Mason represented the board during a tour of Door of Hope. “Our Parent Ed board is excited and humbled to be able to support such a wonderful organization that is serving our homeless brothers and sisters,” she said. Continue reading “LCPC Parent Ed Donates to Local Nonprofit”
The Rev. Megan Katerjian has been named Door of Hope’s new executive director, it was announced last week. Door of Hope is a nonprofit, faith-based organization whose mission is to equip homeless families to rebuild their lives. It provides a compassionate pathway to long-term life change for families experiencing homelessness in the San Gabriel Valley area. Serving hundreds of families over the last 30 years, Door of Hope’s focus has remained on helping families transition from homelessness, to self-sufficiency and permanent housing.
“Megan’s experience working with churches, volunteers, individual donors, foundations, and government, together with her excellent communication skills, leadership abilities, passion for Door of Hope’s mission, and deep empathy for those we serve, make her an excellent fit to become our next executive director,” a Door of Hope spokesman said. “A person of deep faith and a passion to serve poor and vulnerable people, Megan’s background includes pastoral ministry and a significant history in nonprofit work.”
For the past seven years, Katerjian has worked in pastoral ministry with a focus on community outreach, most recently serving as outreach pastor at La Cañada Presbyterian Church. Prior to that, she spent six years working for nonprofits in Chicago that help poor and underserved families with a focus on fundraising, policy advocacy and program development. She also spent a year volunteering for two nonprofit organizations in South Africa. Continue reading “Door of Hope Names New Executive Director”