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Our Mission

A Doorway to Hope is a gateway for 

working, low income families who are
at a crisis point and need a helping hand.  ADTH provides necessary resources and links to local services to give temporary, emergency help. Our goal is to assist families in achieving economic and personal self-sufficiency.

Our Executive Board

Maria has worked as a psychotherapist and social worker for the past 13 years in Wake County.  She is an alumni of Bucknell University and UNC Chapel Hill.  After working with countless impoverished families with various needs, her family and close friends decided to actively make a difference in the lives of many.  In 2010, she formally joined A Doorway to Hope.

Martina Young, Treasurer

Martina Young is one of the founders of A Doorway to Hope.  She has lived in the area for over 30 years and been involved in a wide variety of service organizations in the area and internationally.  She holds multiple degrees from Michigan State, Miami University, Loyola and Rutgers University. She currently owns her own accounting business focusing on small businesses.

Laura Grelck, Vice President and Secretary

Laura is a public relations and communications strategist who works with small to medium sized business in multiple industries in the Raleigh area. She is a graduate of North Carolina State University and a Cary native.  She has worked with ADTH since 2013 in strategic planning and organization.