Behind The Door:
Deneka Rosenburgh is an Intake Coordinator and Case Manager for Maryland operations. Born and raised in the Baltimore area, Deneka currently resides in East Baltimore with her three daughters -- Amayah, Iyana, and Jaedyn. As a city resident since 2009, Deneka has seen firsthand the complex challenges faced by low-income and unemployed households. Deneka is a graduate of Franklin High School in Reisterstown, Maryland and a continuing education student at Baltimore City Community College. She is an active member of the Parent-Teacher Organizations at her daughters' schools. Her free time is spent rooting for the Baltimore Ravens and Brooklyn Nets and watching horror movies with her friends.
“I love working at Open Door America and interacting with our clients. I learn something new from them everyday. As much as I have been helped by Open Door America, I want to help others, even if it's just something small like giving encouragement. I have a favorite Amish proverb: 'By perseverance, the snail reached the ark.' My personal translation of this proverb is, 'Even though it has taken me a while to get where I want to be, I’m gonna get there.' That's how I see my life so helping others at Open Door America fits me perfectly."
From Our Blog
When news broke on March 13th that Maryland was going into full shutdown mode, you could feel the air go out of our ex-offender demonstration project funded by the Governor of Maryland. Seriously? Really? After a year of planning and hard work, it was all going to go up in smoke because of a pandemic? No way! We persevered! (The Governor will be very proud.)