May 14, 2019

Hope is Alive


GG May 13 Report


Friends, supporters, comrades, clients, volunteers, BOD, we continue to extend a heartfelt thank you and to all who have assisted us and continue to do so on our journey to assist those we are called to serve affected by domestic violence.

Please meet our new Board of Directors: President Ms.Maria Mejiah, Vice President Mrs. Patricia Flores, Secretary Ms. Angela Wu, Treasurer Ms. Aidi Flores and other members, Women’s Department Officer, Ms. Elaine Serano, Domestic Violence Office Police Department San Ignacio Branch Mrs. Shen Jones, other members Mr. Hector Mar, Mr. Abel Flores, Mr. Emery Young (St. Martin Credit Union).

On April 2nd 2019, a second payment of Bze 22,000 was made towards securing or shelter. We now stand at an ending balance of Bze 18,856.86. To reach this final leg of our goal we are holding a raffle funraiser to be drawn on June 9, 2019. And we continue to encourage our community to support us until we have completed this project which be a milestone accomplishment for MOD and our community.

Our shelter continues to be occupied and offer a space for mothers and their children. Here are words from one of our client presently living on site,iIn her words

“Your organization help me a lot , I did not had no where to go here and no family or friends and you took me in a nice home and help me and my son. It has given me a space and time to bond with my first born son, think about where I am in my life and where I want to go me and my son. What I have to do now that I am a mother. I can now see thing like go back and finish school which will help me to get a job it is helping me to make better choice for me and my son."

Assisting those in need keeps us focused and motivates us to continue on our mission to eliminate domestic violence from our community one family at a time. Helping women realize their potential and bringing to life the gifts within that empowers them with hope, dignity and trust in themselves to deal with the pressures of life is inspiring. Being a part of their growth and development is also a gift to us who serve those affected by domestic violence. Everyone who have assisted us has touch the life of someone and made a difference in their rehabilitation. You are the greatest resource that keep this endeavor alive knowing you care enough to help gives us hope.

 Thank You!

Feb 13, 2019

It Only Takes a Spark

GlobalGiving Quarterly Report 

February 11th, 2019 


It only takes a spark 

Overflowing with love, we move forward to embrace 2019 in a high spirit and with positive attitudes. We are grateful and thankful as we inform our donors and supporters that our second payment to secure our shelter was made on the 11/30/18. Funds from our Summer Strings Concert, GlobalGiving, and in-country donations allowed us to make a payment of $22,000.00 Belize dollars. 

As we continue our work we are happy to report that on February 13th, 2019 the first meeting will be held with our new board of directors where our official executive team will be nominated. Also in attendance will be Mrs. Anita Zetina, gender-based violence advocate in Belize, who has offered to support Mary Open Doors through the strengthening of the BOD. MOD welcomes her knowledge and expertise and looks forward to having a strong team of directors to move forward. 

As we journey on assisting women and children we have two young women in the shelter with infants. One currently attending parenting classes (offered by the Women’s Department) and seeking employment. She is making steady progress and reaching her goals. We pray that very shortly she will be empowered to move on. The other young lady was recently accepted into the shelter and is working on her individualized plan which includes setting realistic goals and reaching those goals 

Our priority remains to secure the shelter, we will continue to do all we can with the grace of God until we have reached that point. We are daily experiencing this dire need for a sanctuary for women with their children, to have a safe space in their time of crisis where they can have time to recover and think about changes they need to make in their lives. We are determined to be that step towards changes in the lives of families and our country. We extend with gratitude a sincere thanks to everyone who has contributed in any way to make this possible. Father may everything we do begin with your inspiration and continue with your saving help. Let our work always find its origin in you and through you to reach completion. May God Bless us all. 


Payment Toward Shelter
Payment Toward Shelter


Nov 14, 2018

Hope, Faith , Love


Mary Open doors once again extends heartfelt thank you to all our supporters and donors local and international. Our doors remains open because you care enough to help us.

As we continue to experience the devastating results of domestic violence in our beautiful country of Belize, Mary Open Doors continues to seek to become an effective force combating this epidemic. Reaching our goal and a significant milestone of owning our safe shelter will definitely enable us to meet the challenge of sustainability.   We continue to receive walk-ins requesting shelter and support, counselling and food. Listening to cases of abuse and corruption that destroy families, we are moved by compassion to continue to assist where possible with limited resources.  Assistance given by MOD has enabled a single parent, mother of three male children to secure employment, school supplies and encouragement through her struggles has kept her focus in her daily challenges. Supporting her emotionally and spiritually has contributed to her finding that inner strength and has helped to develop her self-esteem, respect and dignity to move forward with her life. One of the challenges moving forward was getting a valid social Security card because of being uneducated. MOD have assisted her through the application process to receiving a valid social security card.  This has enable her to become employed. Amazingly, she has been voted a most needed recipient by another organization and a house was donated to her which she now calls home. She has been given the resources to rebuild herself and her life; when asked how she feels, she replied “I feel like a new person”.

We are currently involved in the structuring of our Policy and Procedure Manual for our shelter in collaborating with the Government’s women department to ensure that our standard of operations is cohesive with the other two shelters in the country. We have also partnered with local travel business, “Let’s Go Belizing” who have added our organization and cause to their web site and linked us with “Pack for a Purpose”, a channel to receive donations for the shelter. As we continue our efforts to secure the shelter, we are currently planning a raffle to be held early next year 2019.


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