The Realities of Homelessness
Homelessness in The US
Every night in the United States more than 500,000 people are experiencing homelessness. Some have found shelter; more are outside. All are trying to find their way back to housing.
Homelessness In Connecticut & Fairfield County
Homelessness is pervasive. While there are many root causes of homelessness, the lack of housing affordability in Fairfield County drives many individuals and families from housing to homelessness.
*2023 Out of Reach study conducted by the National Low Income Housing Coalition
Health & Well Being
Homelessness can have a negative effect on a person’s overall health.
Open Doors provides street outreach, shelter case management, and affordable housing opportunities to get those most in need back into housing. Utilizing a Housing First approach, Open Doors recognizes that housing is the first step to regaining stability. Ongoing case management services for those transitioning out of homelessness are critical for those in need and Open Doors provides these services for over 40 individuals and families at any one time.