Connecticut coalition hosts virtual rally to combat homelessness
According to Advancing Connecticut Together’s latest Point-in-Time Count, 2,930 people across the state experienced homelessness on a single night in January last year. The organization says that’s up 13% from the year before. At Open Doors in Norwalk, executive director Michelle Conderino says the nonprofit’s homeless shelter has been at capacity for the past few
Feature in National Alliance to End Homelessness: “How to Value Frontline Staff”
Samm Williams of Open Doors worked with the National Alliance to End Homelessness to answer the question: “How do we assist homeless services staff, so they can continue to assist the individuals we serve?” Read her blog post to get a provider’s perspective at https://endhomelessness.org/blog/how-to-value-frontline-staff
December 11 – Feeding 500 Holiday Hustle in Wilton!
Feeding 500 students are hard at work this holiday season! They’re holding their first Holiday Hustle 5K fundraiser on Sunday, December 11, at Wilton’s Comstock Community Center. Register for the race and check out the Good Morning Wilton article to learn more about the event and the students who are leading Feeding 500!
2022 Fall / Winter Newsletter
Check out what’s happening at Open Doors! Learn more about our strides in workforce development with our Financial Opportunity Center and in coordination with strategic partners After a long summer, the kitchen renovation is complete Remembering longtime volunteer Bob McGee Preparing for winter and working on a strategy to end homelessness in Norwalk Check out
Norwalk’s approach to ending homelessness could be model for rest of CT
No municipality in the country has ended all forms of homelessness… But that’s exactly what Norwalk is trying to do. Not just for youth, not just for veterans, not just for individuals – for everyone. And it may become a model for the rest of the state, according to officials from Opening Doors Fairfield County. “We’re
Norwalk school supply donations offer ‘boost of confidence’ to students
Backpack drives across the city are providing relief to hundreds of families who may struggle with the cost of back-to-school shopping this fall. “Backpack and school supply donations are such a huge help because they help parents make sure their children are prepared for school and don’t feel like they have to go without, and