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Overview of City

From the Hollywood neighborhood, the storytelling capital of the world, DOOR Los Angeles focuses on the often debilitating and stereotypical single stories of "the homeless," "the gang member," "the celebrity," "the blacks and whites," or any expression of "those people," while reflecting on how Jesus often challenges our perceptions through parables. Los Angeles is also the epicenter of the nation's homelessness and human trafficking issues, and Hollywood holds real-life scenes of immense wealth amidst a silent chorus of many individuals who have failed to achieve the American Dream. Come to Los Angeles and see what is just outside the camera frames; hear testimonies from people doing all they can to make it here; be fed and hosted by a local Latino population; and see the face of God when we all tap into our vulnerabilities, together.  Read about our commitment to local communities on our blog, here.



Discover is DOOR's short term mission trip/service-learning program that includes time for service, learning, and reflection. Read more about the Discover program.

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Los Angeles offers Discover groups only during the months of June and July

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DOOR's Discern program provides summer staff and local yearlong engagement opportunities for young adults. Read more about the Discern program.

DOOR Los Angeles' Discern program features:

  • Hosting and welcoming, both week long Discover groups and yearlong Dwellers

  • Public speaking, mostly with Discover groups and local congregations

  • Presenting personal testimonies and overcoming single stories

  • Fearless feedback, giving and receiving

  • Devotional/Bible studies

  • Spiritual mentorship

  • Resume building

  • New media photography and culture

  • College and career mentorship

As a DOOR Los Angeles Discern participant, you will receive:

  • Housing arrangements at La Casa de la Comunidad, if needed

  • Regular meals are provided when Discover groups visit

  • Public transit passes are provided upon request

  • A stipend of $150/week is offered during summer months

  • Program curriculum is concentrated June through August, with invitations for local members to attend seminars, movies, potlucks, speaking engagements, and retreats throughout the year.

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