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 focus of the Doorways Program is to build upon the educational efforts of local school systems. The program’s trainers and curriculum enhance each individual’s ability to function more independently in his/her environment and to support the integration of individuals into the community.

Services offered through
the Doorways Program include:

  • Daily living skills training
  • Community access/community readiness skills training
  • Recreation/leisure skills development
  • Communication/social skills development
  • Counseling
  • Vocational training support
  • Behavior management support.

Also included is a basic
academic skills training including:

  • Reading
  • Money management and budgeting
  • Clothing and appearance
  • Cooking skills
  • Exercises
  • Laundry skills
  • Library skills
  • Time concepts
  • Survival work reading
  • Telephone communication skills
  • Banking
  • Community safety and health
  • Current affairs and community awareness and self advocacy

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.