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Since 1997, Open Arms Perinatal Services has been providing strong community-based support for women through pregnancy, birth and postpartum.

At Open Arms, we believe in the inherent dignity and worth of every mother and baby. We believe in the possibility of every child that is born. And we believe that every mother and every family always have the opportunity to live out that possibility.

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    • Save the Date for the Open Arms Spring Luncheon!





      Please join us on Friday, March 20, 2015, for our 7th Annual Spring Luncheon to be held at the Westin in downtown Seattle. For more details and to register, click here. Interested in being a table captain or sponsor? Click here.

    • Leadership Transition

      Every new year brings with it new opportunities and changes, and this is the case for Open Arms in 2015. Sheila Capestany, the Executive Director of Open Arms and a founding mother of the organization, will step down from her position later this month. She will transition leadership slowly over the next few months and will remain an active supporter of Open Arms. The Open Arms Board has already begun planning for the transition ahead.  Michelle Sarju will be Acting Executive Director during the transition period. Michelle has been with Open Arms since 2007 and has been instrumental in developing and growing our programs as well as the agency as a whole. She is a well-respected leader in our community and has represented the organization’s work locally, nationally and internationally. The Board has formed a Search Committee and is already beginning the work of identifying the traits we will look for in our next leader. Throughout our search we will be guided by the values that have always been and will continue to be at the heart of Open Arms: a strong commitment to community, social justice and equity work, along with a deep belief in the dignity and potential of every human being. Be sure to look for Sheila at our Luncheon on March 20th and wish her well!

    • Thank you

      Thank you to Swedish Medical Center for being an organizational sponsor to Open Arms and to Westside Baby for being an organizational in-kind donor. Your support is greatly appreciated.

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    • Attend a Doula Orientation

      Open Arms Birth Doula Services Program (BDS) contracts with local trained and certified doulas to provide doula care in our community. All doulas serving Open Arms clients must first attend a full-day orientation covering BDS program details, doula scope of practice review and cultural competency training. Orientations will be held throughout 2015. Call our office at 206-723-6868 or email info@openarmsps.org to find out dates and to register.

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