News

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 …

September 24, 2017
The Hour: Efforts under way to end youth homelessness in Connecticut


“People realized we were under counting because youth are more hidden,” Archer-Simons said. “They’re moving from place to place to place, and sometimes they’re afraid of coming forward because they think they’ll have to switch schools or they’ll get put …

August 17, 2017
Housewarming Wishlist

Could your furniture help one of our families? Several families have moved into their own apartments – definitely a time to celebrate, and also a time to help them furnish their new homes! Right now we’re asking for: – twin-sized …

July 21, 2017
Summer at the Shelter


There are exciting things happening this summer… Progress at the Smilow SoNo Life Center! New events! Amazing volunteers! Read more or sign up for our email newsletters here.

July 08, 2017
The Hour: Amid budget impasse, nonprofits told to brace for cuts in state funding


While state funding doesn’t make up the majority of any nonprofit’s total operating budget — federal dollars, grants, donations and more are used to fill in the gaps — nonprofit leaders say any cut, no matter how small, can have …