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.
News & Program Announcements
CarolAnn Barrows’ Holiday Album to Benefit Open Arms
Accomplished vocalist and songwriter CarolAnn Barrows is pleased to release her new album, Comfort & Joy ~ Sacred Songs of Christmas as a benefit for Open Arms. If you missed her benefit concert on December 1, 2013, you can still buy the album here: http://carolannbarrows.com/open_arms.
Open Arms is deeply grateful to CarolAnn Barrows for supporting us with this benefit album and concert.
Sweet Success at the Open Arms Short and Sweet Auction!
Open Arms’ Short and Sweet Auction…And All That Jazz was a huge success! Almost 150 guests joined us on November 8 for an evening of fun, wine, desserts and jazz. With generous donations from our guests and sponsors, Open Arms raised $76,000! These gifts will help Open Arms continue to serve birthing women, children and families in our community.
Special thanks to auctioneer extraordinaire Laura Michalek and our event sponsors including Stone Gardens, Laird Norton Wealth Management, Lake Washington Midwives, and Eileen Fisher. We always strive to work with businesses and services in our local community for our auctions and this one was no exception. We would like to thank Northwest African American Museum, Seasoned in Seattle and the Garfield High School Jazz program for helping make our event such a spectacular one.
Outreach Doula Program Receives National Accreditation
We are proud to announce that the Open Arms Perinatal Services Outreach Doula Program has received national accreditation from HealthConnect One. Our Outreach Doula Program—which has offered strong support in the Somali and Latina communities in Seattle since 2008—is the first community doula program in the nation to achieve accreditation. National accreditation validates our community-centered approach to providing services to women and families. It affirms the excellence and quality of our program.
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. Our next orientation will be held in early 2014. Call our office at 206-723-6868 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get more information.