Supervisory Case Manager
Behind the Door:
Elizabeth Crow is a Supervisory Case Manager for Maryland operations. Born in South Bend, Indiana, Elizabeth attended high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She is a graduate of Geneva College in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Services. She is married to Jon, a Maryland banker, and is the proud mother of three young boys -- Colton, Caleb, and Jathan. Elizabeth loves the outdoors and is an avid runner and hiker. She is very involved in the women's ministry and missions teams at her church in suburban Baltimore. Elizabeth has worked at Open Door America since 2009.
"As a high school student and then as a human services major at a Christian college, I went on mission trips to West Virginia, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic. Those experiences really opened my eyes to the poverty that runs rampant in parts of our world, both locally and internationally. Working at Open Door America has pushed me out of my comfort zone from day one, and stretched me in ways that I never expected. Despite moments of self-doubt about my ability to make a difference in the lives of our clients, I believe God has lead me step by step. Each client and each interaction has helped Open Door America become the amazing organization it is today. People ask me why I want to work with a client caseload that includes so many drug dealers and ex-offenders and I always have the same simple answer: I feel like this is what Jesus has called me to do. I have never felt more fulfilled, more at peace, and more energized by a job."
From Our Blog
Partnering in Howard County, Maryland
ELLICOTT CITY, MD, September 18, 2018 -- Open Door America is pleased to announce a preliminary agreement has been reached with the Department of Corrections of Howard County, Maryland to provide case management and mentoring services in support of the county's work-release and reentry programs. During the next 60 days, the parties will pursue a final agreement to create multiple employment-onboarding initiatives throughout Central Maryland beginning as early as December 2018. This developing partnership is a prime example of the type of public-private cooperation that is desperately needed in the United States to assist ex-offenders in rebuilding their lives and employers in finding highly-motivated entry-level workers.