What if we welcomed all our children not just with the knowledge of their possibility, but with the knowledge of our common humanity – with love? What could our world be like?
That is the question Open Arms hopes to answer through our programs. We believe that all babies deserve to be welcomed into the world with love and respect and look toward a world where this is possible. Mothers can do this best when they and their families feel safe and supported. And that’s where we can help.
Open Arms serves about 2700 women each year, offering an array of home visiting services according to the needs of women and their families. These services include prenatal support and parenting education in the last trimester of pregnancy, continuous emotional and physical support throughout labor and delivery, and postpartum assistance in the first six weeks after the baby is born. Our Outreach Doula program extends this care through the first two years of a child’s life and adds adds additional services including early learning support. We also provide breastfeeding peer counseling for women receiving WIC assistance.
Visit our program pages on the left to learn more about our services.