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Message From The President and CEO

The purpose and mission of DOORS is to reduce recidivism in our communities by serving as an advocate for individuals who are reentering society after being incarcerated.

                                       

We understand the many hurdles to overcome and that opportunities may seem unattainable to formerly incarcerated persons. DOORS offers the keys to successful reentry by serving as a one-stop reentry resource and client advocate offering assistance to formerly incarcerated persons with clothing, dental, medical and mental health assistance as well as educational and legal advice. Other avenues of personal assistance include housing, job readiness skills, job referral, transportation access and much more.Our goal is to reduce the chances of ex-offenders returning to prison by removing barriers they may face once released and offering the keys to success.

                                        

Each formerly incarcerated person is assigned a caseworker who assesses the individual's needs through four separate assessment tools, develops a highly personalized plan of action, and works with other nonprofits in accomplishing the stated goals. Client follow-through and staff follow-up is vital to the process as each individual follows their path to the future.

                                       

If you are someone who desires to successfully reenter the community, please call us! If you are a nonprofit organization who would like to partner with DOORS in this wonderful mission, please let us know. By working together, we can accomplish great things!

 

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK MEETS BIG D:
AN EVENING WITH THE REAL PIPER KERMAN

(Author of Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison —
the book upon which the popular award-winning Netflix American
comedy-drama by the same name is based.)

Hosted by:
DOORS logo

Wednesday, April 7, 2015 (5:30 PM to 10:00 PM)
Studio Movie Grill — Spring Valley
13933 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, Texas 75243


LIMITED SEATING — FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
(Tickets will not be reserved until payment is received by UNLOCKING DOORS)


SPONSORSHIP AND TICKET INFORMATION
SIGNATURE SPONSORSHIP LEVELS AND BENEFITS

SMART ON CRIME SPONSOR -$1,000.00

Includes: Admission for (4) to exclusive VIP reception with Piper Kerman, general pre-event reception/silent auction and reserved seating during program; (8) drink tickets; (1) unique signed Orange is the New Black item for sponsor; (4) copies of Orange is the New Black to be personalized by Piper Kerman immediately following program; (4) Unlocking DOORS t-shirts; listing as event sponsor on all event signage and materials; advance/special notice of all Unlocking DOORS events, evidence-based data/statistics/results, achievements and the like.

RECIDIVISM REDUCER SPONSOR - $500.00

Includes: Admission for (1) to general pre-event reception/silent auction and general admission seating for program; (1) drink ticket; (1) copy of Orange is the New Black to be personalized by Piper Kerman immediately following program; advance/special notice of all Unlocking DOORS events, evidence-based data/statistics/results, achievements and the like.

NOTE: Additional sponsorship opportunities available, please contact
Christina Melton Crain at cmcpcatty@gmail.com or 214-215-8152.


TICKET INFORMATION

GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS - $175.00 EACH

Includes: Admission for (4) to exclusive VIP reception with Piper Kerman, general pre-event reception/silent auction and reserved seating during program; (8) drink tickets; (1) unique signed Orange is the New Black item for sponsor; (4) copies of Orange is the New Black to be personalized by Piper Kerman immediately following program; (4) Unlocking DOORS t-shirts; listing as event sponsor on all event signage and materials; advance/special notice of all Unlocking DOORS events, evidence-based data/statistics/results, achievements and the like.


PAYMENT INFORMATION

IMPORTANT - NOTE LIMITED SEATING POLICY ABOVE - TICKETS CANNOT BE RESERVED UNTIL PAYMENT HAS BEEN RECEIVED IN THE UNLOCKING DOORS OFFICE; PLEASE KEEP THIS IN MIND WHEN DETERMINING WHICH FORM OF PAYMENT TO USE

To Pay Online:
Eventbrite - Orange is the New Black Meets Big D: An Evening with the Real Piper Kerman
To Pay by Check:

Send check payable to "Unlocking DOORS" to Unlocking DOORS,
17101 Preston Road, Ste 260, Dallas, Texas 75248.

NOTE: If you have any questions or need further information, please email
Susan McHenry at smchenry@unlockingdoors.org

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Will you have copies of Orange is the New Black at the event for purchase?
Yes; copies will be available for purchase and signing by Piper Kerman.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Parking is self-serve. There is plenty of parking at the Studio Movie Grill-Spring Valley.

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Registration is transferrable; however, you must contact Susan McHenry at smchenry@unlockingdoors.org with the individual's name who will be
attending in your place.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Although it is required that you bring your printed ticket to the event, it is recommended in the event there is an issue with your registration.

What is the refund policy?
No refunds will be processed after March 20, 2015.

Can I update my registration information?
Absolutely! Simply contact Susan McHenry at smchenry@unlockingdoors.org
with your updated information.

Christina Melton Crane

REDUCING RECIDIVISM

This Q&A was recently posted by Michelle Bryant on the Life & Letters section of the University of Texas at Austin website.

UNLOCKING DOORS IS NOW PROVIDING CASE MANAGEMENT,
EDUCATION AND TRAINING IN TARRANT COUNTY
Unlocking Doors Field Office (Tarrant County)
Tarrant County Seal and the Cornerstone Assistance Network logo

Cornerstone Assistance Network
3500 Noble Avenue
Fort Worth, Texas 76111

Hours: M-Th (9-5pm); F (9-4pm)

Call or email for an appointment
Jade Edgar - DOORS Tarrant County Case Manager
Direct Line - 817-632-6023
Main Number - 817-632-6000 X163
jedgar@dallasdoors.org

… Been down one time
Been down two times
I'm never going back again
You don't know what it means to win …
      — Fleetwood Mac

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DOORS: Unlocking DOORS to Reduce Recidivism

When a crime is committed, we all pay – families are broken, tax dollars are needlessly spent, and victims are created. We thank you for your support and interest in DOORS. We are proud to stand alongside you and everyone who is committed to reducing recidivism by assisting those who are so desperately in need of services and expertise. We have a very large task ahead of us; but, TOGETHER, we can find solutions, meet on common ground, and partner to create a reentry system that is seamless and worthwhile for all.

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