“Rumors of War” Statue Featured by Regional Arts Commission

Posted April 11, 2023
DOORWAYS, 1101 N. Jefferson Ave.  63106


Kehinde Wiley Statue In The News

Named by Regional Arts Commission as one of the
“20 Must-See Sculptures” in St. Louis


St. Louis – April 11, 2023     The Kehinde Wiley “Rumors of War” statue located at the southeast corner of the DOORWAYS Jefferson Avenue Campus is highlighted on the Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis’ website as one of the “20 Must-See Sculptures” in St. Louis!

 “We are very honored that this exceptional work of art was selected,” smiled Opal M. Jones, DOORWAYS’ President & CEO. “This recognition must be shared with the Gateway Foundation that purchased the sculpture for placement as the cornerstone of our new campus.

The Kehinde Wiley sculpture represents equity and empowerment for our clients. It memorializes our agency mission through its representation of strength and leadership.  To learn more about the artist and the sculpture, please read the full press release.



Founded in 1988, DOORWAYS provides housing and 360 degrees of wrap-around services to people at the intersection of poverty, homelessness, and illness from HIV.  In fiscal year 2022, we served just over 3,000 clients and their family members in 124 counties in Missouri and Illinois.

Expanding over the years to meet growing depth and breadth of need, DOORWAYS evolved from a hospice caring for the dying to an agency building lives for the living. We currently offer six housing platforms—comprehensive flexible housing with emergency housing options, assistive housing for those too ill to live independently, permanent housing for families with small children, residential housing, plus a metro and an outstate subsidies program to prevent homelessness for those in their own accommodations but temporarily unable to pay rent/utilities. Housing is supplemented by empowerment services such as individualized case management, resource referrals, self-development programming, employment support, and behavioral health care.

Through housing, health, and hope, clients begin their journey toward a more self-directed life. Once stabilized, we encourage clients to comply with an HIV-medication regimen that can help clients attain undetectable status. When HIV is undetectable, life span and quality of life improve as HIV is rendered untransmissable. Bringing an end to new cases of HIV will ultimately eradicate HIV for future generations.

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