How To Help

community action

If you know someone who is experiencing a housing crisis or is in need of shelter, please advise them to call 211.


Volunteers are the life blood of Opening Doors Fairfield County. If you want to join a committee or participate in a project, please contact: Pam Ralston, ODFC Manager,


In the event you need a specific service, want to volunteer or want to make a donation to a local organization, please click here for a list of our organizational partners


There is currently no designated source of funds for diversion in Fairfield County. ODFC relies on fundraising, so please donate to keep our community’s most vulnerable populations out of homelessness.

Donations may be made on-line by clicking the button below.

Alternatively, you have the option of sending a check made out to the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County (UWCFC). Please write “for ODFC” on the memo line. Send your check to ODFC, 387 Clinton Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06605.