Transforming South Norwalk

Over the past 18 months, The Open Door Shelter has been committed to transforming the shelter’s work. This progress has included increased use of best practices, staff training, development of community partnerships, cleaning the inside and outside of our buildings, and working with law enforcement and our neighbors to build a better neighborhood. Our next …

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Not Chopped Yet!

The October e-blast focuses on the donations and efforts it takes to serve 130,790 hot meals and 249,149 bagged grocery meals every year. Moreover, it celebrates that our Kitchen Manager and head chef, Victor Squire, was invited to compete on the Food Network show, “Chopped”. The show will premiere sometime this season, but check out …

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Near & Far Grant $20,000

Homeless to Housing Program Changes Lives Near & Far Grant $20,000 to Open Door Shelter in Fight to End Homelessness Near & Far Aid recently notified Open Door Shelter of their continued support through a $20,000 grant to help fund Open Door Shelter programs in an effort to end homelessness. This agency partnership will provide …

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Celebrating our Children

This September, the Open Door Shelter is putting a renewed emphasis on children from low income families. These kids quickly fall behind in school when their families are forced to move around for work. Here, at ODS, we offer an after school program available to current ODS children as well as past clients. The program …

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August 2015 E-Blast Out Now!

Are you on our email list? If not, you should be. We just sent out our monthly e-blast, featuring our dedicated volunteers, generous donors, and hard-working staff. Most importantly, it tells the story of Bob, a long-time resident who has officially been placed in his own apartment. For the first time in his life, he …

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AmazonSmiles Helps You Help Us!

Buying new school supplies off Amazon? Consider using AmazonSmiles and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase to The Open Door Shelter–at no additional cost to you. Every contribution helps us continue striving towards our goal of ending homelessness!