“Home is like hell. We have nowhere to go. Doesn’t anyone care about us?”
These were the angry words of a gang kid that prompted our founder George Farrington, in 1971, to form a team dedicated to helping troubled and disadvantaged youths who didn’t fit in.
Half a century later, that team, which later came to be known as Open House, has evolved into an institution dedicated to caring for and supporting people of all ages from all walks of life. Our mission is to provide those with no one to turn to and nowhere to go a place to belong.