February 20, 2010, marked a joyous occasion as many supporters of Moravian Open Door, including staff, Board of Directors, clients, volunteers, and representatives of cooperating agencies joined in a formal dedication of the Life Skills Center. It was announced that as part of the Life Skills program, grant funds from the IGH Foundation and the Guardian Life Insurance Company will make possible a breakfast program for clients in the near future.
At the close of 2009, Moravian Open Door received a second grant from the Guardian Life Insurance Affordable Grant Program to further the Life Skills Center program at MOD. With support from Guardian Life’s first grant, the Life Skills Center was completed in late Fall 2009-a bright room with four desktop computers and supporting equipment for classes in life skills. Clients have access to email and the internet; training in computer skills has begun. Classes in other life skills such as preparing for a job, financial literacy, and healthy living are planned.
Moravian Magazine (November 2009): Moravian Open Door: A Ministry of the Eastern District
There are exciting new developments at Moravian Open Door, the transitional housing program in Manhattan for homeless older adults… Read the entire article.
Karpas Health Information Center Health Fair at Moravian Open Door
In early April, 2009, the Karpas Health Information Center ( a branch of Beth Israel Hospital) held a health fair at MOD, providing baseline health screening for all of MOD’s clients and staff, as well as some volunteers and members of the community. This free service was a first step in providing followup medical care for our clients with health issues.
Moravian Magazine (March 2009): Christmas Gift
On December 10, 2008, Schoeneck Moravian Church sent a special gift to MOD along with a team of enthusiastic volunteers to install it. It was a 9-foot lighted Christmas tree with all the trimmings, to replace the one lost in the flood of 2007. The beautiful tree graced the Common Room throughout the Advent and Christmas season. Read the entire article.