For 40 years, Open Doors has been a resource for people dealing with poverty and homelessness in the greater Norwalk area. With the support of our community, we help our neighbors on the path to housing stability.

Why are we here?

One simple reason: To help others find their path in life.​

We’re not a destination.  We’re a foundation to build on.

We welcome clients with open arms
By offering them the resources they need to recover,
The tools they need to change,
And the confidence they need to stick to the plan.

At the heart of a welcoming community, we draw from every corner
To help people discover their individual purpose and power.
To take control of their future.
To navigate from needing shelter to owning success.

We are here to inspire, support, and guide.
But the strength is theirs.
The pride is theirs.
The path belongs to them.

We'd love to have you learn more, get involved - hope to see you soon!

How We Help

Our Model

We approach homelessness from start to finish, focusing on Prevention, the Experience and providing Stability.

Our Programs

Each program at Open Doors is designed to provide supportive services that bridge the gap between homelessness and housing.

Success Stories

We are in the business of helping people – and it’s their stories, their successes – that serve as the greatest testament of our work.

Get Involved


Be part of the Open Doors family and make a difference here in your community!


Help support our neighbors dealing with poverty and homelessness.

Special Events

Join Open Doors at a special event!

Resource Cards

If you or someone you know needs extra support, Open Doors has resources available. These printable cards in English, Spanish, and Haitian Creole provide more information on our services.

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