The Open Door Shelter Receives Major Gift for New Center

Thanks to philanthropist Joel Smilow and other generous donors, a historic factory building at 2 Merritt Place in South Norwalk will be transformed into a multipurpose center.

The Smilow SoNo Life Center will include sixteen efficiency apartments for individuals needing supportive housing, a health center which will provide for community medical needs, and a job training program to support skilled trades education, job search tools, and GED and college entrance classes.

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