Open Arms serves over 300 birthing people and their families each year by offering perinatal and early parenting support services to meet the unique needs of each family through highly qualified, culturally-matched doulas and lactation support peer counselors.

Our unique award-winning program includes:

  • Doula support offered in 17 different languages
  • Prenatal support and home visits *
  • Continuous emotional and physical support throughout labor and delivery
  • Postpartum support and home visits *
  • Lactation support
  • Parenting education
  • Culturally-sensitive case management to provide baby supplies and other essentials

*Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and in an abundance of caution for the health and safety of our client families and our staff, home visits have temporarily been suspended and support is provided virtually. In-person support is still provided during labor and delivery. 

Our services are free of cost for birthing people living within King, Pierce and Snohomish Counties.

We offer support to families during pregnancy, birth, and in early parenting.

Community-Based Outreach Doula Services

A nationally-accredited home-visiting program that extends support from infant home visits up to a child’s 2nd birthday for African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, Latinx, and Somali clients. We support positive early parenting so that emotionally and physically healthy children can enter early childhood programs, and eventually kindergarten, ready to learn and thrive.

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Birth Doula
Services

Provides community-based doula support and case management services starting in the third trimester of pregnancy and up to three months after the baby is born.

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Family Support
Services

Provides supportive case-management and resource navigation, hosts peer-support parenting groups and works to build referral relationships with community organizations who provide services supporting families pregnancy to age five.

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Perinatal and Lactation Support Collaborative 

Offers prenatal support services to residents of King County by combining midwifery practices, birth workers, and other perinatal professionals through: 1) no cost group prenatal care, Supportive Pregnancy groups; 2) culturally-relevant, peer-to-peer educational support via place-based workshops and home visits; and 3) referrals to other necessary services and resources to address the life circumstances that may hinder the quality of a healthy pregnancy, delivery, and family during the baby’s first year of life.

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Lactation
Support 

Prioritizing the African American/Black, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Pacific Islander communities–Lactation Support Peer Counselors offer no-cost support to families prenatally, and through the first year of baby’s life.

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Lactation
Lounges

In partnership with Camie Goldhammer, provide a supportive environment for new parents to spend time with and learn from Lactation Support Peer Counselors, midwives, lactation consultants and other specialists. All families who are in need of lactation support are welcome to drop in at any time during their feeding journey.

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Referring a family

An online referral is the primary way to submit a referral for your family, or a family you are servicing.

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