Who We Are
History and Highlights

Open Hearth, Inc. is located in Spring City, Chester County, Pennsylvania.  Open Hearth was originally a housing committee of another organization.  In 1991, Open Hearth was formed to target the housing needs of people with developmental disabilities.  Over the years, Open Hearth has evolved and grown in order to expand our services and programs, striving to meet the current needs of all people as they work for independence.


Open Hearth, a private, non-profit organization serving Chester County and portions of Montgomery County, provides innovative programs to help people end the cycle of homelessness and achieve financial self-sufficiency. Through its own direct provision of services, as well as an established network of other nonprofits, Open Hearth supports and empowers people as they acquire affordable housing, a means of transportation and financial viability.


Open Hearth endeavors to develop innovative ways to create affordable housing opportunities for those who have been excluded from the housing market, provide access to a means of transportation, teach financial enhancement skills, and support efforts within our community that build the capacity of our society to meet the needs of those we serve. We offer programs that teach and support financial viability, in the belief that this knowledge best prepares the individual for a lifetime of independence.