A Door To Everything Society came together the summer of 2016
considering the questions, “How can we help? What can we do to help?”
Homelessness and addiction – the fentanyl crisis – were the issues
that surfaced again and again, meeting after meeting.
This is us from left to right, front row to back row,
Jayne De’Ath, Linda Marshall, Kathleen Willis,
and Kim VanSickle with her dog, Beauty.
In November 2017, we discovered John Volken Academy,
a therapeutic recovery community for young people ages 18 – 32,
and began collaborating, raising awareness about this amazing facility.
Since the Fall of 2018, Kathleen has been volunteering
with the women there and A Door To Everything Society
has organized “Spa Days” – hair cuts and manicures,
several visits to Wisteria Acres therapeutic horses,
even Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park.
In the Spring of 2020 with the pandemic, we are sewing
and donating face masks. For every three sold
we donate one to someone in need.