Carl DeLine

Willson Lecture inspires effort to help homeless

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A group of Oklahoma City volunteers is organizing a program to help homeless adults find their way off the streets. The Open Door is modeled after The Back Door, a highly successful, fifteen-year old program started by Carl DeLine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. DeLine gave the university‚Äôs fall 2002 Willson Lecture. “He talked Mr. and […]

OKC program launched to help homeless young adults

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A program to help homeless young adults find their way off the streets is being organized by a group of volunteers in Oklahoma City. Patterned after a 15-year program in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the local program has been dubbed The Open Door, according to Mark Davies, interim dean of the Wimberly School of Religion at […]

Back Door open for party

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The Back Door, an outreach to street kids supported largely by Calgary’s Presbyterian, United, Baptist and Anglican churches, will celebrate its 15th anniversary next week with an open house. The Back Door signs 24-month contracts with street kids to help them change their lives. A hundred youth are in the program at any one time, […]