About Us

About Us

The Open Hearth’s primary goal is to help homeless men enhance their capacity for self-help, self-respect and dignity, and to achieve their full potential as responsible citizens of Greater Hartford and Connecticut. The Open Hearth does not save homeless men, but gives them the tools to affect their own deliverance. As a program focused on employment and recovery, our men have been helped since 1884, to resume and succeed in the lives they had lost to addiction, homelessness, and incarceration.

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