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Join us for Open Doors Saturdays! There have been a lot of exciting updates here that help us help those in need, and we'd like to open our doors to welcome anyone interested in learning more. Open Doors Saturdays is running from September 22 to November 3 between 10:30 am – 12:30pm. Come visit for a tour of Open Doors shelter, the Smilow Life Center, and our new children/family project. Attached below is an RSVP link; share it with family and friends and we can chat about what we do! We look forward to seeing you! Please RSVP by Thursday at 5pm for that Saturday’s visit.
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
October 20 - SoNo Half/5K For anyone who runs or wants to support Open Doors in this year's SoNo Half Marathon & 5K, please go to and join us! Contact Erin at or 203-866-1057 to learn how to receive a free race entry by raising funds for Open Doors. The SoNo Half is a half marathon, 5K, and kids' fun run on a certified course with music, swag, and a great after party! The 2018 SoNo Half will be Saturday, October 20, starting and ending at Veteran's Park.


The Open Door Shelter
4 Merritt Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
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