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Closed Doors Ministries plans a new location in Struthers

YOUNGSTOWN — Behind Closed Doors Ministries LLC of Ohio, which has an office in Warren, is planning to open a second location in Struthers in July.

Arlessa Douglass, among the founders of the ministries, said the family reconnection programs she offers helps connect people in the community with services they need as well as create awareness of the programs.

Douglass created the family reconnection program as a transformation program designed to restore the bond between a parent and a child, which is often strained by modern life’s demands.

She said by offering family programs and educational materials, resources can be provided to help bridge the gap between division and unity, making a difference in the lives of families.

She said meetings and workshops are being offered to families to help them with their day-to-day lives.

Douglass said parents need to remember that at one time they were children. The program aims to have parents and their children together in activities and on field trips to the movies on weekends.

There will be monthly meetings and workshops for parents to discuss concerns from the community, homework or school.

Michelle Carter-Douglass, who also is a cofounder, said the ministry is launching different programs.

“We want to help raise awareness for parents on being good parents. These programs help parents best connect with their children,” Carter-Douglass said.

The programs were discussed with the public at a recent family reconnection program event at Youngstown State University.

Brialin Douglass, assistant pastor, said he hosted an autism awareness program recently.

The ministry is planning a civic program 2 to 5 p.m. June 27 at Jones Hall in Kilcawley Center at YSU.

The church’s location is 345 High St., Warren, and the new location in Struthers is at 966 Fifth St.

Established in 2018, Behind Closed Doors Ministries is a nonprofit organization devoted to the spiritual enhancement of our communities serving individuals throughout Mahoning County and Trumbull County.

Carter-Douglass said people who are suffering from “this world’s trials and tribulations shall not suffer alone or in silence.”

She said no person should have the door of opportunity closed in their face with every person needing help in their lives.

“Our purpose is to provide biblical information, spiritual counseling, food, clothing and school supplies to those in need,” Carter-Douglass said.

For information visit www.bcdministriesllc.org or call 234-830-0081.

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