Our Mission

Helping men regain lives lost to homelessness and addiction

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Our Programs

Our programs offer food, shelter, and –most importantly– opportunity for men in Hartford without homes

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While residents at the Open Hearth, our men will  be guided and encouraged to pursue employment, school, or vocational training. 

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The Open Hearth needs your help. We do a big meal on Thanksgiving for the men. In the past we have had commitments of donations of a variety of pies, cakes etc. by now. This year it has not happened. Before we purchase we thought we would put the request out to the universe. If you are interested or know some who may be call Kat at The Open Hearth at 860-257-5574 and thanks! ... See MoreSee Less

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I can send you the contact info for some volunteers if you need it !

Would love to help. Calling tomorrow.

I'll see what I can do...

Sending you a PM

Save the date: Our Seventh Annual Hearth and Home Gala is just around the corner! ... See MoreSee Less

Save the date: Our Seventh Annual Hearth and Home Gala is just around the corner!

Looking for work is often a solitary pursuit and – for a man facing one or more barriers to employment – the task of finding a good job can be daunting. Every day, we are inspired by the courage and resiliency of the men that we serve at The Open Hearth Association.

With the continued support of local employers – through attending our biannual in-house job fairs and through hiring our residents – there is a light at the end of the tunnel for our guys. The gentleman in this image – at the time of the fair, recently released from prison – interviewed at the fair in June and, within a few weeks, was working full time. He still has that job today and is now asking us about going back to school.

So yes, these small in-house job fairs are powerful. They work because of our participating employers! If any of you can nominate a business that would fit with the work we do, please let us know.

And, before I forget, we are adding a small group of women to our attendees for the first time ever – by invitation, through a new, collaborative employment project (Open Hearth Works).

More details in the coming days.
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Looking for work is often a solitary pursuit and – for a man facing one or more barriers to employment – the task of finding a good job can be daunting.  Every day, we are inspired by the courage and resiliency of the men that we serve at The Open Hearth Association.  With the continued support of local employers – through attending our biannual in-house job fairs and through hiring our residents – there is a light at the end of the tunnel for our guys.  The gentleman in this image – at the time of the fair, recently released from prison – interviewed at the fair in June and, within a few weeks, was working full time.  He still has that job today and is now asking us about going back to school.  So yes, these small in-house job fairs are powerful. They work because of our participating employers!  If any of you can nominate a business that would fit with the work we do, please let us know.  And, before I forget, we are adding a small group of women to our attendees for the first time ever – by invitation, through a new, collaborative employment project (Open Hearth Works).  More details in the coming days.

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Amazing idea...

Open Hearth Works’ Director of Operations, David Knighton making the scene with Congressman John Larson Friday night at the annual Big Mo fundraiser for Riverfront Recapture.

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Open Hearth Works’ Director of Operations, David Knighton making the scene with Congressman John Larson Friday night at the annual Big Mo fundraiser for Riverfront Recapture.  Colt Armory North

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Looking good Dave.

Oh suki, zuki... go David Knighton on your promotion...you did a lot for that...you know what I mean.

What a wonderful day in Hartford! Our Director of Operations, David Knighton ran into Stephen Haynes, Director of Administration - both part of our wonderful team at Open Hearth Works at the Hartbeat Music Festival with Riverfront Recapture. ... See MoreSee Less

What a wonderful day in Hartford!  Our Director of Operations, David Knighton ran into Stephen Haynes, Director of Administration - both part of our wonderful team at Open Hearth Works at the Hartbeat Music Festival with Riverfront Recapture.

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Team work makes the dream work.. strong team at The Open Hearth

Great work, great team work, and great camaraderie...fun place to work at...like family.

Luv my guys!!

Reminding friends to follow us on Twitter @TheOpenHearthCT ... See MoreSee Less

Reminding friends to follow us on Twitter @TheOpenHearthCT
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