ABOUT US

Our Re-entry Service Center is based in Wausau, WI since 2010. With a team of highly qualified and experienced volunteers offering wrap around services, we have reforming recently released inmates

Welcome to Our Reentry Service Center

Your Trusted Reentry Service Center in Wausau, Wisconsin

On Friday, November 26, 2010, Open Door opened their doors for the first time. It was 5:00 a.m. and we had 3 volunteers. The coffee was on and slowly the guests started trickling in. We were able to offer them weather appropriate clothes, toiletries and a hot cup of coffee and conversation.

Fast forward almost 10 years, we still open our doors at 5:00 a.m. Sometimes there are people waiting at the door when our volunteers arrive. Besides clothes, coffee and conversation; we offer hygiene products, use of a computer, use of a telephone, a chance to sign up for a mentoring program or attend life skills classes.

Our Mission Statement

Creating a lower rate of recidivism in the state.

“The Open Door is organized to provide charitable and educational services to meet the immediate needs of individuals who are incarcerated and /or who have been released from jail or prison”.

 

Why Choose Us

We Provide a Personal Approach to ReEntry

We have gone from serving 400 people our first year to serving over 4000 in 2016, and over 7,000 visitors in 2019.

A hub of resources. We have become a clearing house of community resources to help the newly released meet their immediate needs and help them achieve their long term goals.

After ten years, our outreach has broadened, our services have expanded but our focus is still the same.

We provide the newly released with a second chance and the tools to be successful.

Our Founders

Over 10 Years Reputation For Excellence

For over 10 years, our reentry service  center has been serving the needs of Marathon County.

With a professional team and the latest innovations and most advanced technology, we’re proud to give our guests the best resources possible.

MEET OUR STAFF/ VOLUNTEERS

We have over 40 volunteers to keep Open Door operational. We strive to give our guests the best service possible. We can achieve this because most of our volunteers were once guests themselves.

Anne Drow

Anne Drow is the Executive Director for the Open Door for the past 5 years. She is one of the co-founders with a business degree and several years working with disadvantaged populations.

When she’s not at work, she can be found at home with her husband and family, reading a book or anywhere near water. She can be reached during normal business hours at 715-848-4044 or email us or stop by at 319 N 4th Street, Suite 2 (entrance is in the back).

Sarah Westberg

Sarah Westberg is the Office Manager for the last 3 years. She has a master’s degree in accounting and an associate degree in Early Childhood Education. She began as a volunteer but showed great interest in helping our demographic specifically.

When not in the office, Sarah can be found with her family or playing with her two rambunctious cats. She can be reached during normal business hours at 715-848-4044 or at opendoor319@gmail.com.

Meet Our Board of Directors

President:  Cynthia Diesen

Vice President:  John Prey

Secretary: Linda Glazner

Treasurer:  Sarah Westberg

Executive Director:  Anne Drow

Past President: Linda Glazner

Board Member:  Bill Panzigrau

Board Member:  Mark "Oddball" Lemma

Board Member:  Christina Nutter

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GET IN TOUCH WITH US!

Thank you for your interest in our reentry service center. If you have any question regarding how you can donate or volunteer, we encourage you to call us today.

CALL US

+1 (715) 848-4044

LOCATED BEHIND

St Paul’s United Church of Christ
426 Washington St, Wausau, WI
Entrance behind church, off of 5th Street parking lot

OUR MAIN OFFICE

319 4th St, Suite Number 2
Wausau, WI 54403

Our reentry service center is based in Wausau since 2010. With a team of highly-qualified and experienced volunteers, we created an unique environment for recently released inmates.

CONTACT 

Phone number

(715) 848-4044

EMAIL

opendoor319@gmail.com

HOURS OF OPERATION

Monday-Friday: 5:00 AM  - 12:00 PM

Saturday: 5:00 AM  - 10:00 AM

Sunday: 5:00 AM to 10:00 AM

Holidays: Open