Providing a safe space for Houston’s homeless young adults

Services We Provide


Hawthorne Dinners

Get a home-cooked, family style dinner every Sunday in a safe, supportive environment.

Hygiene Packs

Pick up the essentials you need, such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, and more.

Clothing Closet

Visit the clothing closet for new and gently used clothes so you always have something clean to wear.

Infant Packs

Mothers and fathers can pick up the essentials needed to care for their young ones, like diapers, wipes, formula, and more.


Grab a high-quality backpack to ensure you have a safe place to keep your belongings with you.

Life Skills & Empowerment Services

Get plugged in with resources to enable you to overcome challenges and develop skills needed to become fully independent.

Join the campaign and help us raise $100 from 100 people in 100 days.

As a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, cash donations made to Bering Open Gate are tax deductible.

Ways to Help



Open Gate relies heavily on the the generous financial contributions of individual donors, corporate sponsors, Bering Memorial United Methodist Church and community groups.
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Participant Volunteer

Work directly with our participants each week in a variety of functions from registering guests to working the clothing closet.
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Behind the Scenes

Whether it’s cooking meals or cleaning up afterward, there are plenty of opportunities to lend a hand.
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As a 501c3 tax-exempt organization, cash donations made to Bering Open Gate are tax deductible. Always consult with a tax professional prior to claiming charitable contributions on your income tax return.

SO FAR IN 2021, Open Gate Has Provided

Dinners Served

Hygiene Packs

Clothing Closet Visits

Gift Cards

Bus Cards

Infant Packs

Stats as of October 21, 2021


Open Gate and COVID-19

Open Gate and COVID-19

COVID-19 has significantly affected Open Gate. Rather than ceasing operation, Open Gate is operating on a take-out basis, maintaining 13 years of never failing to be open on a Sunday. This reïnforces for our young-adult participants our dedication to not fail to...

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Open Gate Has Fun Raising Funds at Hamburger Mary’s

Open Gate Has Fun Raising Funds at Hamburger Mary’s

On Tuesday, August 21, Open Gate hosted a sold-out charity game night at Hamburger Mary's. Every table in the restaurant was full, and people were lined up along the bar eating, drinking, playing games, and raising money for Open Gate. As people started filling in the...

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Building Relationships Key at Open Gate

Building Relationships Key at Open Gate

by Nate Custer, Board Member, Volunteer, and one of the founders of Open Gate I've been involved with Open Gate for over ten years. In that time, I've seen what we do change in ways big and small. What has been steady the whole time is that the core of Open Gate’s...

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Interested in Helping?

There are countless ways to support Open Gate. Tell us a little more about how you'd like to help and a member of our team will be in touch.