In 1974, Open Hearts began with a dream to develop a new model of community-based services. They meet people in vulnerable situations right where they are in order to build on their strengths, expand their opportunity to cope, and empower them to strive toward a better future.
Neil Balter, who founded California Closets at the age of 17, is a world famous success story. But his life and perspective changed when his son was diagnosed with Autism. And then Balter had to face his own cancer diagnosis. He was told that he had 12 months to live.