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Erin McDonough

Westport Lifestyle, “The First Step to Housing Stability: Eat.”

The rising cost of food, compounded by Fairfield County’s cost of living being significantly higher than the state average and rising (Nation Low Income Housing Coalition), means that people in our surrounding towns are suffering. In many cases, families are having to decide between food or rent. “Making choices about food or rent in one

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Erin McDonough

2023 Summer Newsletter

Check out what’s happening at Open Doors! Get to know our new Board President, Narendra Mulani, and Director of our Financial Opportunity Center, Tiffany Porter-Jamison. Learn more about The Social, a new program at Open Doors Check out highlights from our 2023 Gala, honoring Feeding 500 Read a message from Jeff Erdmann, our new Board

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Erin McDonough

April 28th fundraiser for Open Doors at the Blind Rhino!

In recent months, Emily Close has given much of her free time to Open Doors in Norwalk. “[I wanted to do] something for my community that is a better use of my time than normally would be,” she said. Close decided to organize a fundraiser for April 28 at Blind Rhino in Norwalk where there will

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Erin McDonough

WSHU’s The Full Story: Staying Housed and Healthy

During the height of the pandemic, federal funding, eviction moratoriums, and housing services helped individuals and families who were at extreme risk of losing a secure place to live.  Today those support systems are gone.  Affordable housing is scarce in our region, and, in Connecticut, the number of people who don’t have homes is on

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