Posted May 31, 2024
DOORWAYS   |  1101 N. Jefferson Avenue   |  St. Louis MO 63106


Opal M. Jones Receives 2024 Woman of Influence Award



St. Louis – May 31, 2024    DOORWAYS President & CEO, Opal M. Jones, was honored with the 2024 Woman of Influence Award presented by CREW-St. Louis, an organization advancing all women in commercial real estate.  The Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) St. Louis branch held its annual awards banquet at the Missouri Athletic Club on Tuesday, May 14.

The prestigious Woman of Influence award is presented to a female leader who has made a profound impact on their industry or field through leadership, career achievements, and community service. Jones was nominated and selected for this award in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the St. Louis region through her leadership in the development of the Jefferson Avenue Campus. Her innovative approach and vision have enabled DOORWAYS to thrive and make a significant difference in the community. Jones consistently demonstrates exceptional foresight and innovation, guiding DOORWAYS toward new horizons with a clear and compelling vision. In addition to shining a spotlight on her accomplishments, this award also acknowledges her position as an exemplary role model for women in leadership positions.


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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 our website:


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