No Closed Doors (NCD) is a case-management agency open to anyone seeking help with job applications, interviews, housing support, referrals, and more.


At No Closed Doors, no one is turned away. Our volunteers are Yale College students trained to provide assistance to low-income and homeless clients. Unique to our program, there are no eligibility requirements for clients and no limit to the number of services our clients can receive. 

In 2017, NCD's 55 volunteers logged over 2000 hours of service, serving more than 600 clients.


Our most popular services include:

  • resume and cover letter writing
  • interview preparation
  • job search and preparation                        
  • shelter searches
  • public benefit applications
  • computer assistance                        

Additionally, for services we are unable to provide (e.g. legal services) we connect clients to our partner community organizations.

HISTORY and community partners

Until 2009, No Closed Doors worked closely with National Student Partnerships, a national nonprofit dedicated to helping families break the cycle of poverty. In 2009, NCD joined YHHAP as one of its weekly service programs. Since then, NCD has been a successful YHHAP project run entirely by student volunteers. NCD is also closely affiliated with the city-affiliated employment agency New Haven Works, with which it shares its office space. 

We are grateful to work with the following community organizations, to whom we refer clients for additional services:

  • New Haven Works
  • SAGA Support Services
  • Liberty Community Services
  • Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services

If your organization is interested in partnering with NCD, please get in touch with us!

MEET THE No closed doors TEAM

NCD is staffed entirely by a team of over 40 volunteer case managers. Each volunteer commits a minimum of two hours per week (often more) at our office. We provide training sessions for new volunteer at the start of every semester.

To join us, click here to apply.

Project Heads-- Sedina Dzodzomenyo at (Bio.) & Andrea Ouyang at (Bio.)

Other Leadership-- Cecilia Crews (Operations Director), Dalton Boyt (Outreach Director), Everest Fang (Programs Director), and Joy Qui (Media Director)

CONTACT Information


No Closed Doors                                       
205 Whitney Ave, Suite 106
New Haven, CT 06511


Mon: 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Wed: 1:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Fri: 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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Phone: (203) 654-9512