Make a Difference This Summer

Is God is calling you to touch the life of a survivor of abuse this summer?

If yes, here are some ideas to get you started...

  • A Facebook fundraising campaign. It is easy to do. Just visit and click the Raise Money button to start one today.

  • Host a traditional fundraiser: bake sale, car wash, pancake breakfast, talent show, bingo night, garage sale, carnival booth, silent auction, walk-a-thon, bowl-a-thon, etc.

Thank you. Every dollar makes a difference...


Jesus is Making a Way in Cloquet

Aimee Anderson, Door of Hope Cloquet Director

Aimee Anderson, Door of Hope Cloquet Director

In January, 78 women attended our Beauty Instead of Ashes conference in Cloquet, MN.

It was a time of discovery, healing and profound hope for many, and gave birth to two Cloquet women’s support groups and many, many trauma recovery prayer ministry appointments.

Since January, Cloquet residents have received 125 Door of Hope ministry services. People’s hunger for hope and transformation is starting to be met in northern Minnesota...

To continue the work, Jesus has brought us a Volunteer Cloquet Director, Aimee Anderson. Welcome Aimee! We thank God for bringing you to Door of Hope!

Aimee shares...

Three years ago I had chronic illness that was completely debilitating. Our boys, whom I had homeschooled, had to be enrolled in public school and I resigned as Women’s Ministry Director at Good Hope Church. 

Since then, I have received both emotional and physical healing. Praise God!

I am thankful for my dear friend, Darlene Cook (Door of Hope Associate Director), who introduced me to Door of Hope! 

Since my first Door of Hope support group last fall (Authentic Hope), I've had an exciting vision to bring this ministry to my hometown of Cloquet, and have been very thankful to partner with Door of Hope and the growing Door of Hope community!

I want to pass on all that I have learned, and continue this life-long recovery process, side by side with others in the Cloquet area. Doing so brings me so much joy!  

For 20 years, I’ve lived in Cloquet with my husband, Sean, and our three sons. Connor is 19, Sam is 18, and Peter will be 16. We celebrate neuro-diversity in this family with two sons on the spectrum. We enjoy all things geek-culture and build joy by playing role-playing games together!

To learn more about Door of Hope Cloquet, please join us at the benefit breakfast on August 24th or contact Aimee at 763-767-2150 x 111 or

She’d love to hear from you!

New Online Support Group for Women This Summer!

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In a safe and supportive space, ten women will gather online to learn about the complex dynamics of abuse, the freedom and love Jesus wants to give them, Biblical truths about abuse, and ways to heal from the trauma of abuse.

This group will meet online via Zoom (a video conferencing tool).

Support Group Leader:
Door of Hope Founder and Global Director, Diane Stores

Saturdays, 9am - 12pm Central Time
July 20, July 27, August 3, August 10

- Must attend at least three of the four sessions
- Fluent in English (read and speak)
- Strong WiFi signal and fast internet
- Camera and microphone on device you'll use
- Email address for communications and signing in

Cost: Free
(There will be a fee for future groups)

To Register: Send your first name, last name and email address to Global Director, Diane Stores at

Benefit Breakfast for Door of Hope Mankato

In March, 110 women attended our Mankato conference, resulting in 20 women joining our Mankato support groups and 21 trauma recovery prayer appointments.

To help meet the Mankato need, God brought us a Mankato Director and a Mankato Program Coordinator.

And now, through incredible people like you God is providing the support needed. Praise Jesus for how He’s bringing hope and healing to families in the Mankato area!

Please join us to hear what God is doing and see if He is calling you to Door of Hope Mankato.

Saturday, July 13th, 2019
9:00am - 10:30am

Country Inn & Suites
1900 Premier Drive
Mankato, MN 56001


$20 each
Table of 8: $160

Registration Open Until July 6, 2019

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Meet Heidi Drummer, Mankato Program Coordinator

Heidi Drummer

Heidi Drummer

I am Heidi Drummer, Mankato’s Volunteer Program Coordinator and Support Group Facilitator in Training. Margy Johnson (new Mankato Director) introduced me to Door of Hope at the 2018 spring banquet. While listening to the testimonies I was moved with the compassion of God. Although I didn’t know in what capacity, I knew that this was something I needed to be part of.

Door of Hope Mankato has started two women’s support groups and are currently offering trauma recovery prayer ministry. Our prayer is that, within the next year, we’ll be able to add support groups for men, teens and children. The future plan for Door of Hope Mankato is to establish a permanent office and a safe house.

I reside in rural Mankato with my husband Andrew of 15 years. My daughters, Elsie and Lyla, are 21 and will be graduating from college this fall. We attend New Creation World Outreach Church. 


Meet Margy Johnson, Mankato Director

Margy Johnson

Margy Johnson

I met Diane about 3 1/2 years ago when I was serving as a foster care provider for women and teens who were pregnant, had children or both. Our hope was to teach them parenting and independent living skills and to see them leave equipped to thrive as a functional family. Over time I realized there was no quick fix for them...and I didn’t have the language for it either. I now understand that they came from generations of abuse and trauma.

When I met Diane and heard her vision for Door of Hope I felt a connection to the work. I’m confident that Door of Hope’s tools and training are setting people free to walk in their God given purposes.

As Mankato’s Director, I envision Door of Hope Mankato as a team of people partnering with other teams to educate and provide the tools needed to help individuals heal from the trauma of abuse. Once healed, people will do the good work they are created for, resulting in healthier families, churches, work places and communities.

My husband Ted and I have seven living children (one is with Jesus) and live in Mankato MN. We are licensed Adult Foster Care providers and are bio parents, step parents, foster parents, adoptive parents, parents-in-law, and have 14 grandchildren. I enjoy talking with people who have a passion for Immanuel (God with us) and who want to partner with Him to see people get healed and set free. Learning about the latest brain research is exciting to me as well. We attend New Creation World Outreach Church in Mankato. I enjoy activities in God’s beautiful creation.


Twin Cities Women's Conference June 21-22, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce a Beauty Instead of Ashes conference is coming to the Twin Cities! These conferences have touched hundreds of women in out-state Minnesota and the now God is bringing it to Blaine! Ladies, please join us!

Have you experienced abuse or trauma? Come grow in your understanding of abuse. Gain insight to empower you to find hope and healing from a Christ-centered perspective.

Do you know someone who has experienced abuse? Come gain an understanding of the dynamics of abuse and learn how to better walk with those who are hurting.

Friday, June 21, 6-9pm
Saturday, June 22, 9am-4pm

Location/Hosted by:
Bridgewood Community Church
11670 Lexington Ave NE
Blaine, MN 55449

Cost: Free (free will offering will be taken)

Please Note: Childcare not available. Lunch is on your own.

Preregistration is preferred. Walk-ins are welcome.


North Heights Ministry Fair

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On Sunday, May 5th, we were blessed to take part in ministry fairs at North Heights Lutheran Church.

Info Table Attendants: at the Roseville campus (pictured) Development Coordinator, Renee Volk, and Office and Program Assistant, Tanda Eidsvoog; at the Arden Hills campus Executive Director, Diane Stores, and Board Member, David Melander.

Thank you so much, North Heights, for your partnership in bringing God's healing from trauma and abuse to those we serve! We praise God for you.

If you'd like Door of Hope to help resource your church with a workshop, presentation, educational conference or helpful materials, please contact us at 763-767-2150 or

Annual Spring Banquet Update

On April 27th, at our annual spring banquet, guests enjoyed an evening of fun moments, bidding delights, delicious dinner, inspirational speakers and powerful testimonies.

If you joined us, thank you! Your presence with us encouraged us and reminded us that together with Jesus, the work will continue.

Thank you also for giving so generously! You raised $42,730, which surpassed our former banquet giving record. Wow! Thank You!

Because of you, generations of families are being freed from abuse in Minnesota and around the world! God bless you for your prayers and support!

Special shout out to our banquet team: Adrielle Bollin, Registration; Jody Freeman, Decorations; Jodi Hill, Communications; Sarah Olhoft, Silent Auction; Heidi Turner, Volunteers; Barb Souder, Decorations; Renee Volk, Banquet Chair. Your beautiful hearts worked sooo hard, and it showed! Thank you!

Finally, thank you to our incredible banquet sponsors, Ricky's Embers and Ten Talents Investments and, of course, thank you to each auction item donor and volunteer who helped make the evening extra special! You all are such a blessing! Thank you!

See you at next year's banquet on April 25th (mark your calendar today). :)

Honor Those that Inspire You...

Courage. Strength. Love. Faith.

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We all carry people in our heart who have inspired us.

Whoever holds a special place in your heart, we want to honor them with you.

Give a gift by the end of May in memory or in honor
of that special person, and we will notify them, or
someone you name, about your gift and share
your tribute message with them.

Designate your gift with message when you give here.

I thank my God every time I remember you. - Philippians 1:3