Flagler County’s Open Door Re-Entry and Recover Ministry will host the
4th ANNUAL Under the Harvest Moon Gala on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 6:30 pm in the Ocean Room at Hammock
Beach Resort in Palm Coast. This event will benefit the Christian-based nonprofit, with funds going toward the creation
and operation of residential recovery homes in Flagler County that aim to transform drug and alcohol abusers through a
6 to 9-month program.
“Our entire community is touched by addiction in one way or another,” said Open Door founder Pastor Charles Silano.
The gala is a chance for everyone in the community to become part of the solution. When we heal the addict, we heal
the family and in turn, we heal the community.
The evening will include a welcome reception where guests will mingle and enjoy the elegant ambiance of the resort,
and be invited to participate in a silent auction featuring art from Judi Warmeck, Howard Behrens and Hammock Beach
Resort stay with golf package. Guest speakers include alumni from the Open Door Ministry program as well as Rob Reid,
CAP, Jeff Gross and Becky Quintiere. The evening will also include an update on the Women’s Recovery House in
For information on how to purchase tickets, or make a donation, please contact Pastor Charles Silano, at:
(386)931-4158, PastorAtOpenDoor@gmail.com or visit www.opendoorrecovery.org
Open Door started in 2013 and currently operates one residential addiction treatment facility in Bunnell, which serves
up to 14 annually. A second home for women is in the final stage of renovations. Donations are needed to help Open
Door transform this home into the county’s first residential addiction treatment home for women. Silano also has hopes
to open a third site, which would expand the men’s program.
“It’s important to keep the number of residents in each house limited to between 6 and 12 in order to build community.
Our program works because we are faith-based and we maintain a family atmosphere.
“Just like any family, we need the support of the community. The addict cannot be isolated. He needs to feel the support
of the community and be reintegrated into society to remove the stigma of addiction.”
Silano said that citizens can support the mission by attending the gala, becoming a sponsor or helping in other ways.
“We need volunteers to serve as mentors, tutors and in other capacities. We need builders and tradesmen to help with
the facilities. Employers are needed for our graduates. If you want to be part of the solution, there is a role for you.
When you heal the one...you heal so many.”