Open Door Health Clinic of Illinois
Open Door Health Center of Illinois works to grow and evolve fundraising alongside its expanding services.
Open Door Health Center of Illinois provides patient-centered care without fear of stigma or discrimination. As its services continue to evolve and grow, the center needed the right technology to evolve and grow its fundraising in tandem.
Open Door Health Center of Illinois began in 1977 as a safe place for people to get tested for sexually-transmitted infections. As the AIDS epidemic became a nationwide concern, the center quickly evolved to provide testing, medical services, and outreach related to HIV.
In the decades that followed, Open Door Health Center continued to change and adapt to serve more than 850 people in a five-county area with everything from behavioral health treatment to substance abuse therapy. “People in our area are no longer dying of AIDS,” explained Director of Resource and Development Danise Habun. “But the need has never been greater.”
In fact, Open Door Health Center faced explosive growth in 2015–2016 with a
staff of only 16 people. Today the team of 60 people can meet the community’s
needs—but the center relies on the right technology to achieve its goals.
“We had to come up with a way to increase visibility and also to expand capacity,” Habun said. “You need a donor database to do that.”