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This year’s annual Open Doors Gala and Auction will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at Woodway Country Club. The signature event helps Open Doors provide shelter, support, and a plan for success to people who are dealing with poverty and homelessness. Join us for this year's Gala or learn more at, and contact with any questions.
Open Doors Clothing Center If you're in need of a coat, clothing or shoes, please come to Open Doors' Smilow Life Center, just up the street from Open Doors shelter! We will be distributing clothing from 10am to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays through the end of the year. Everyone is welcome. We would also like to invite you to join us for lunch at Open Doors between 1pm and 2pm. If you would like to volunteer in the clothing center, your help is greatly appreciated. Just reach out to us here, email, or call 203-866-1057. Donations of clothing can also be made at Open Doors any time.
Classes at the Smilow Life Center We're working with amazing partners to provide job training and educational opportunities right here in Norwalk! Open Doors is offering financial workshops, OSHA certification, health certificate programs and more at the Smilow Life Center. See the full calendar at


The Open Door Shelter
4 Merritt Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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