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Human Services : Homeless Services

The Open Door Shelter

Shelter Support Success

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four stars

98.10

4 Merritt Street Norwalk, CT 06854
tel: (203) 866-1057   Web Site
EIN: 22-2536909

Board Leadership
Jeff Erdmann
President

CEO
Curtis W. Stewart
Executive Director

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 98.10 four stars
  Financial 97.32 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.

The mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success. The shelter provides 95 beds for men, women and families nightly, serving more than 250 individuals including 35 children with 28,500 bed nights annually. Street outreach touches the lives of 145 and serves more than 50 on an ongoing basis. The hot meal and boxed food program provides approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families serving 12% of the working poor in the community. Housing is provided for individuals with health/mental health issues with case management support for more than 100 individuals and families. The shelter's commitment is to work with individual strengths to develop a plan to address the crisis that brought them in.

The mission is to effectively address the causes and complexities of the homeless and working poor by providing shelter, food, clothing, case management services, treatment services, transitional planning for short and long term goals, subsidized housing, education, employment, and a path towards independence and success. The shelter provides 95 beds for men, women and families nightly, serving more than 250 individuals including 35 children with 28,500 bed nights annually. Street outreach touches the lives of 145 and serves more than 50 on an ongoing basis. The hot meal and boxed food program provides approximately 60,000 meals per month to individuals and families serving 12% of the working poor in the community. Housing is provided for individuals with health/mental health issues with case management support for more than 100 individuals and families. The shelter's commitment is to work with individual strengths to develop a plan to address the crisis that brought them in.

Impact Information

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Reported Results
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Total in 2017
Number of people using homeless shelters per week
81
Number of people within the organization's service area accessing food aid
1,127
Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services
146
Number of clients who complete job skills training
80
This impact information is current as of March 2019, when it was provided to us by GuideStar. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

97.32

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 06/01/2019 and includes data from FY2018, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
84.4%
  Administrative Expenses 6.2%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.05
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 3.67
  Program Expenses Growth 10.8%
  Liabilities to Assets 11.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Open Door Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by The Open Door Shelter on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Open Door Shelter (CT) 98.10 four stars
The Samaritan Inn (TX) 92.55 four stars
Transitions Homeless Recovery Center (SC) 93.55 four stars
Adopt-A-Family (FL) 95.55 four stars
Bridges Outreach (NJ) 91.51 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,620,499
   Federated Campaigns $16,500
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $1,075,766
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $3,604,263
Total Contributions $7,317,028
   Program Service Revenue $434,325
Total Primary Revenue $7,751,353
   Other Revenue $-6,486
TOTAL REVENUE $7,744,867
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,974,726
   Administrative Expenses $216,332
   Fundraising Expenses $321,844
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $3,512,902
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $4,231,965
   
Net Assets $11,992,903

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
Shelter $1,846,184 62.1%
Food $865,701 29.1%
Housing $262,841 8.8%

Ratings History
The Open Door Shelter has received 3 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2018-06 06/01/2019 98.10 four stars
2017-06 08/01/2018 96.35 four stars
2016-06 12/22/2017 91.41 four stars
2015-06 08/01/2017 88.29 three stars
2015-06 12/21/2016 85.00 three stars
2015-06 11/01/2016 83.43 three stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 85.36 three stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 09/01/2015 81.26 three stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 86.74 three stars
2012-06 02/01/2014 90.46 four stars
2011-06 04/01/2013 91.78 four stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2536909
Name in IRS Master File THE OPEN DOOR SHELTER INC
NTEE Code L41
NTEE Classification Homeless, Temporary Shelter For
NTEE Type Housing, Shelter
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (560) Supplying money, goods or services to the poor
(399) Other housing activities
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1984
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
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  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$170,270 4.84% Jeannette Archer-Simons Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
The Open Door Shelter (CT) 98.10 four stars
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Miriam's Kitchen (DC) 92.92 four stars
Bean's Cafe (AK) 87.89 three stars
CARITAS (VA) 92.44 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

The Open Door Shelter
4 Merritt Street
Norwalk, CT 06854
tel: (203) 866-1057
fax: (203) 866-4974
EIN: 22-2536909

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Board Leadership

Jeff Erdmann
President

CEO

Curtis W. Stewart
Executive Director

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