Derby Breakfast Fundraiser

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Come out to our first Derby Breakfast fundraiser on Friday, May 6th from 8:30-11:00 at the City-County building third floor assembly room. We will be selling pancakes that will go fast so race on over for yours! Proceeds from the event will go toward our New Directions Summer Adventure program. $15 covers the cost of one child’s summer program including a t-shirt, two meals, snacks, transportation and field trips. Can’t make it to the event? Contact us to learn how you can help make a child’s summer wonderful, 812.948.5481 or [email protected]


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Calling all green thumbs!

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Are you interested in helping us spruce up our landscaping or community garden? We would love to have you! Schedule whenever is best for you, come on a monthly basis or just once, all day or just a few hours, the choice is yours! The perfect way to get your teens involved in service, we can accommodate groups, teens, and families,  let your little ones enjoy our playground equipment or basketball goals! Want more information? Contact Allie Johnston at [email protected] or 812.948.5481 ext. 309

Our current needs

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While we will always accept donations for things we need on an ongoing basis such as toilet paper and youth clothing of all sizes we currently have some needs that we will take at our office any time you can drop them off!

Costumes: We are having a Clue themed Halloween party!

Condiments: Ketchup, mustard, mayo, ranch, etc.

Girls Medium underwear: This is the only item we cannot take used

Boys Medium socks


Thank you for your support!

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Thirty Years Young

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Open Door Youth Services will celebrate it’s 30th year of helping southern Indiana’s youth on September 22, 2012 from 12:00 noon – 6:00 pm. The celebration will take place at our new location where the former Pine View Elementary School was located at 2524 Corydon Pike, New Albany, IN 47150.


Learn about the children we’ve been serving for 30 years, then celebrate the occasion with us!


Purchase tickets from a variety of fun and kid-friendly games and activities! Get the opportunity to dunk several local officials in the dunking booth!
Face Painting, Temporary Tattoos, Duck Pond, Dunking Booth, Cake Walk, Balloon Animals, Fire Trucks, Tye Dye Booth, Sucker Tree, Refreshments, and MUCH MORE!

Silent Auction

There’s fun for adults too! Corn Hole Tournament / Bring your team and register that day for $20.


A Space To Grow

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New Open Door Youth Shelter to welcome youth later this month

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August 15, 2012
NEW ALBANY — It’s hard not to be excited for Leah Pezzarossi.

For seven years she has hoped, waited and pleaded for a new Floyd County Youth Shelter. Only to be teased on a couple of occasions, the shelter has been nothing more than a dream for Pezzarossi and her staff.

But later this month, all the anxiety and stress from working out of the dilapidated North Annex along Grant Line Road for three decades and being told to wait year after year for something new will be put to rest.

The new Open Door Youth Shelter, along Corydon Pike, should open in a couple of weeks, following a final inspection from state licensing officials. Staff, with the help of the Floyd County Highway Department, are busy moving in furniture and supplies in anticipation of the kids moving in later this month.

“I am so excited … this is so beautiful,” said Pezzarossi, executive director of the shelter. “We have waited seven years. It’s just amazing.”

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