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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.

GiveBIG for Open Arms on May 5!

Plan on supporting Open Arms as part of Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG, our community’s biggest day of giving of the year! We have an ambitious goal of 160 donations, double the number we received last year. Please be one of our GiveBIG Champions for mothers and babies on May 5. Donations of any size help! Donate here between midnight May 5 and midnight May 6!

We found our new Operations Associate!

We had several extremely qualified candidates apply for this position. We are delighted to welcome Deandra Ludovice as our new Operations Associate. Deandra recently moved back to the Puget Sound from the Bay Area, where she worked for STAND! for Families Free of Violence. She has extensive experience in Operations and Fundraising, and she is passionate about Open Arms’ mission. She will be an amazing asset to Open Arms. Welcome, Deandra!

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 since 2007 and a founding mother of the organization, stepped down from her position in January 2015. She is transitioning leadership over the next few months and will remain an active supporter of Open Arms. Michelle Sarju is the 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. Be sure to look for Sheila and Michelle at our Luncheon on March 20th and wish them well!

Open Arms Perinatal Services is a registered 501( C)3 organization, EIN 91-1868021.
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