Opening Doors has received a pair of grants to establish new initiatives to support homeless women and children.

The Women’s Giving Circle of the Community Foundation of Greater Dubuque provided $2,400 to establish an emergency health fund, according to a press release.

The fund will provide assistance to pay for medications, treatments, counseling, eyeglasses, therapy, physicals, and other medical services not covered by insurance for the women and children served at Teresa Shelter and Maria House, according to the release.

A $531 grant from the foundations’ Youth Area Philanthropists, or YAPPERS, will fund the Shelter Art Experience, an initiative that offers women and children tools, mentorship and opportunities to express themselves through creative art experiences.

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