Elliott Place Groundbreaking Launches Phase II of Expansion

Posted May 18, 2023
DOORWAYS   ~  1101 N. Jefferson Avenue   ~  St. Louis MO 63106

Elliott Place Groundbreaking
Ceremony Brings Excitement and Thanks

St. Louis – May 18, 2023    While Phase I of the DOORWAYS expansion project was marked with the October 2022 opening of the Jefferson Avenue Campus, Phase II was just beginning. Elliott Place, a 39-unit permanent housing building, will be located in the northwest corner of the agency’s new three-acre campus located at 1101 North Jefferson Avenue in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Thursday, May 18, at 11 a.m.  The people who participated in marking the start of construction are, from left, Rabbi Elizabeth Hersh, DOORWAYS Board Member; Alderman Rasheen Aldridge, Ward 14; Dr. Mati Hlatshwayo-Davis, Director of the City of St. Louis Department of Health; Opal M. Jones, President & CEO of DOORWAYS; Tishaura Jones, Mayor of the City of St. Louis; James Heard, Department of Housing & Urban Development Field Officer; Gene Pulliam, Chairperson, DOORWAYS Board of Directors; and Rev. Kathleen Wilder, DOORWAYS Board Member. 

Elliott Place is expected to open in summer 2024. We are grateful to all donors and supporters who contributed to the fundraising efforts to bring Phase I and Phase II to reality, to assure the agency can best serve growing numbers of people finding themselves homeless/unstably housed while also battling HIV and other chronic illnesses associated with poverty.



Celebrating our 35th year, DOORWAYS offers housing and supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people battling homelessness and illness from HIV and other chronic conditions resulting from a life of poverty. Medical research has led to the development of medications that can render the virus undetectable. An undetectable virus is untransmittable, ending new cases. However, it is nearly impossible for an individual to manage an HIV healthcare regimen without stability within the social determinants of health: housing, nutrition/hunger, income/employment, education/skills-building, community, etc. In response, DOORWAYS has evolved over the years to provide assistive, emergency, flexible, and permanent housing programs; Metro and Outstate subsidies programs to prevent homelessness for those in their own accommodations through rent and utility assistance; and empowerment programs offering food security, pharmacy delivery, behavioral health counseling, employment/income assistance, self-development programming, one-on-one goal management, and linkage to resources. In fiscal year 2022, we served 3,184 men, women, and children in the St. Louis bi-state region. For more information visit: doorwayshousing.org.

Karen Carpentier 314-328-2704 | kcarpentier@doorwayshousing.org


See photo caption in announcement to the left.