If you have questions concerning the Doorways programs, please contact Alex Cripe at 317-773-8781, ext. 111.

All skill training is provided with the goal of enabling individuals to live as independently as their capabilities allow.


The Janus Doorways Program promotes developing independence and confidence, advocating for personal interests, and creating positive and healthy relationships. The Doorways approach enables individuals to expand their unique abilities, explore new interests and help shape their community. 

Services offered through
the Doorways Program include:

  • Aktion Club: A Kiwanis sponsored program for leadership and helping others.

  • Black Canvas: A commission based program for artists exploring unique talents and sharing those talents with others.

  • Elements of Motion: A summer program for transition age youth focused on enhancing confidence, friendships, fitness and other life skills.

  • Out and About: Recreational and educational activities in the community.

  • Chef's Table: Preparing foods in a fun and healthy way.

  • Nature's Nook: Discovering nature and learning to grow with community volunteers.

  • Shapes: Promoting active and healthy lifestyles through exercise and dance.

  • The Arts: Hands on exploration of crafts, music, writing and performing. 

Doorways Success Story




Emily is a participant of the Doorways Program, who has been attending Janus less than a year. When she began it was clear she had a natural artistic ability, but Emily had had limited exposure to different elements of art. Program staff suggested she join the commission art program in Doorways. Emily was given art supplies and quickly discoverd she was a natural painter. Most days you will find her creating a new masterpiece.  Emily’s confidence as an artist is truly remarkable. She is now coming up with new and fresh ideas. She has been inspired by visiting artists and volunteers and has even been commissioned several times to create specific art pieces. Emily will frequently walk through the building with finished pieces to show to staff and she lights up as she receives compliment after compliment. Emily’s talent and confidence are both growing with each piece she completes.