My Mistakes Changed My Life

I went to jail for the first time at 37 years old. This was the scariest thing of my life.  I started a 5 week program with Open Door called “Moving Forward”.  I realized very quickly how important my life was. Open Door Outreach staff and programs have helped me with relationships, family, God and… Read more »

I Decided to Make a Change

”Open Door Outreach means so much to me.  I have been in and out of jail for the past nine years and on a path going nowhere.  My life was out of control, filled with bad relationships and addiction.  During my other stays in jail I didn’t wanted to change and I didn’t ask for… Read more »

A Step in the Right Direction

When I was growing up it was assumed my siblings and I would all get an education.  It wasn’t planned or pushed upon us but rather it was simply assumed.   It was a hard lesson for me when I  realized that many people do not have a great start in life.  Many people are at… Read more »

Reaching Out

By Jim Day The Guardian Terror struck the moment Cheryl Millman walked through the correctional centre door. “Scared to death,’’ the minister recalls. “When those doors banged and started buzzing behind me, I thought ‘what am I getting in to?’’’ But Millman was not to be frightened away from what she saw as her true… Read more »

Welcome to Our Anniversary

Welcome!  A lot of changes for our 10th anniversary. In 2015, we will commemorate 10 years of helping to rebuild the lives of women on PEI who are marginalized and addicted.   We have grown and evolved over those 10 years to ensure we continue to effectively communicate to our audiences.   Because I like to celebrate everything,… Read more »

New Clothing Room Coordinator

  Our little clothing room provides emergency clothing to women who are being released from jail.  The John Howard Society also uses our clothing room to help men in the same situation. We do not receive clothing from the public but we do have four Island churches who have come alongside us and agreed to be… Read more »