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


Tricia O’Brien Presented With Missouri Rehabilitation Association 2024 Community Service Award


St. Louis – May 31, 2024    The DOORWAYS Director of Career Services, Tricia O’Brien, was honored with the Missouri Rehabilitation Association (MRA) Eastern Chapter Community Service Award at the organization’s annual banquet on Friday, April 26, 2024. 

This award recognizes an individual or group outside of the rehabilitation community who chooses to walk a path in service to help better the lives of individuals with disabilities. Their contributions create more diverse and inclusive communities for people with disabilities and their families. This may be through leadership, advocacy, research, policy, and practice.

“This is a well-deserved recognition,” noted Pat Plumley, the DOORWAYS Chief Program Officer. “Tricia is not only an experienced career services professional but, also, a dedicated advocate and ally for diversity and inclusion.”


About Missouri Rehabilitation Association (MRA) Eastern Chapter:

The MRA Eastern Chapter is a local branch of the National Rehabilitation Association. MRA is a member organization that promotes ethical and state-of-the-art practice in rehabilitation with the goal of the personal and economic independence of persons with disabilities. The organization is committed to advancing professional practices of the St. Louis rehabilitation community.


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.

For More Information:
Karen Carpentier 314-328-2704 | kcarpentier@doorwayshousing.org