At The Door, we believe in the potential of every young person. Yes, when we first meet them, they might be angry, rebellious and in all kinds of trouble… but over the months we see them change.
The Door is a Christian-based youth project, established in 1991 for the benefit of all young people aged 11 to 25. We do mentoring & personal support- so kids can learn to express their anger in more positive ways. We offer a safe place for them to hang out off the streets and fun and challenging activities and trips to channel their energy. And we offer education- practical vocational training such as carpentry, so that troubled young people can go on to lead positive and fulfilled futures. We turn lives around.
We have been a positive influence in the lives of so many seriously disaffected young people. Just in the past year we have worked with a 15 year old armed robber, 14 year olds addicted to Cocaine and 12 year olds that use sex as a substitute for love.
When asked what difference do we make, Brendan, Project Co-ordinator, always says
“There are young people alive today that might otherwise have been dead if it wasn’t for the work we do.”
This is the greatest outcome we could achieve - a life with a future where there was despair, hope where there was sadness. Our work is challenging but the rewards are great.