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February 01, 2019
April 25 – Open Doors Gala & Auction


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 …

January 31, 2019
The Hour: Norwalk homeless find ‘safe haven’ from brutal cold

A client of the Open Doors Shelter unchains his bicycle outside their location on Merritt Street Thursday, January 31, 2019, in Norwalk, Conn
“We are… a safe haven for those that have no other place to go, to stay warm to have shelter and to have food. One of the real principles that we go by is we will make sure anybody coming …

November 20, 2018
15th Annual New Canaan Turkey Trot


What makes the Turkey Trot unique among charitable running events is that it’s run by kids with their families supporting them, Robin Lord said. Those kids are both from public high schools—for example, this year Brielle Connelly is co-chairing with …

April 27, 2018
2018 Open Doors Gala


Open Doors honored Jeff Erdmann and Rick Kleeman as its 2018 Luminary Award recipients during its annual Gala and Auction on Thursday, April 26. This year marks Open Doors 35th anniversary as a community resource that works with people who …

September 28, 2017
The Open Door Shelter Receives Grant for Homeless Mothers from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation

The Open Door Shelter is pleased to announce that it has received a $3,000 grant from Fairfield County’s Community Foundation as part of their Fund for Women & Girls Small Grants program for Fall 2017. These funds will help homeless …