Opening Doors - Maria House, Teresa House

1561 Jackson St.
Dubuque, IA 52001

(563)582-7480 Visit Website Go to Facebook
Class of Housing/Services: Transitional Housing, Emergency Housing for women.

General Information:
Hours: 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Opening Doors is the non-profit organization that operates the Maria House and Teresa Shelter. The mission of Opening Doors is to offer hospitality and opportunity to women, alone or with children, who need emergency and/or transitional housing and related support services. Opening Doors provides a variety of opportunities for women to affirm their dignity and become empowered members of the community.


Helpful Definitions For Opening Doors - Maria House, Teresa House:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.

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