The Dubuque community always finds a way to help support and raise awareness for great local organizations. Saturday, April 23rd, Burkey’s Bar and Grill will be holding a meat paddle wheel fundraiser from 1 to 3pm. Live music will be provide starting at 2pm by Mixed Emotions. All proceeds from this event will benefit Opening Doors “A bed of Hope” Program; supporting women and children experiencing homelessness in the tri-state area.

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Opening Doors operates Teresa Shelter, Maria House, and a permanent supportive housing program at Francis Apartments. They are a nonprofit organization who help homeless women and children in Dubuque. They work to provide goal setting and life skills training that enables those suffering to achieve their full potential. Teresa Shelter offers emergency and extended stay programs. Maria House offers transitional housing for up to two years. And Francis Apartments offers income-based affordable housing with support services.

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Opening Doors offers much more than “just” a place to sleep. They provide an opportunity for women to reclaim their lives and become self-sufficient; having served over 3,700 homeless women and children in Dubuque since the year 2000. The services and support Opening Doors provide is a wonderful, local godsend for those in need. Join the event at Burkey’s on Saturday April 23rd and help make a difference in the lives of women and children suffering in our local community.

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