Open Arms, Inc.

Open Arms, Inc. It is the mission of Open Arms, Inc. to bring healing, hope and help to children, adults and their families in need of support, intervention and prevention as a result of child abuse and homelessness in all its forms.

The Bridge: The Bridge accommodates children from birth to 18 years of age. During their time at the Bridges all of their necessities are provided: food, clothing, shelter, recreation, job training, advocacy, education, as well as counseling by a staff therapist. Open Arms, Inc. provides a safe and structured environment for these children, allowing them time to heal and grow. Open Arms, Inc., th

The Bridge: The Bridge accommodates children from birth to 18 years of age. During their time at the Bridges all of their necessities are provided: food, clothing, shelter, recreation, job training, advocacy, education, as well as counseling by a staff therapist. Open Arms, Inc. provides a safe and structured environment for these children, allowing them time to heal and grow. Open Arms, Inc., th

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09/22/2021
09/21/2021

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Let your addiction for growth, be stronger than your addiction for comfort.

We have a beautiful new baby boy at our Maternity Group Home! We are only allowed to accept NEW and unused items due to ...
09/20/2021

We have a beautiful new baby boy at our Maternity Group Home! We are only allowed to accept NEW and unused items due to Covid protocols. Call the number listed to arrange donation drop-offs. Thank you!

We have a beautiful new baby boy at our Maternity Group Home! We are only allowed to accept NEW and unused items due to Covid protocols. Call the number listed to arrange donation drop-offs. Thank you!

Make sure to eat at Melted!
09/19/2021

Make sure to eat at Melted!

Put that sweet tooth towards a sweet cause! All proceeds from cookie sales in the month of September will go towards Open Arms here in Albany. Don't forget to add cookies to your next order!

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INFORMATION ON OPEN ARMS:
Our Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Home fills a void in services for a very large portion of Albany, Georgia: homeless youth, ages 16 to 22. These programs assist youth for up to 18 months and help them to develop skills leading to self-sufficiency and independence, while providing a safe living environment. The inviting Transitional Living program has an Emergency Shelter and up to 4 scattered site apartments to accommodate up to 7 unaccompanied youth at a time. Our welcoming Maternity Group Home has 4 apartments to house pregnant or parenting youth and their dependent children. Both of these programs provide supportive services with the goal of getting these youth and their babies off the streets. By helping these youth build permanent connections with caring adults, teaching them independent living skills, and linking them with various resources and partners, our hope is that these youth will become productive members of society. .
Our Basic Center Program for runaway & homeless youth is an emergency shelter providing for the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth, under the age of 18, in Albany, Georgia. Through this program, children receive the encouragement, resources and skills they need to make healthy choices regarding how they live, and ultimately secure the safe, stable and supportive living arrangements they need to fulfill their potential and successfully contribute to society. Services are provided in a two-story home where the youth reside for up to 21 days, and they receive emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling, recreational activities, and referrals for health care. During this time, staff works to reunite the youth with their families, whenever possible, or to locate appropriate alternative placements.
Our Street Outreach Programs canvasses neighborhoods reaching out to homeless youth and families with minor youth. The Street Outreach Staff work hard to build trusting relationships, provide nutrition, academic support, hygiene kits, sexual exploitation literature, and support for homeless families and youth who want to come off the streets. Young people receive help completing their education, planning for careers, and acquiring housing. There is always someone available to take youth off of the streets, 24 hours day/7 days a week.
The Bridge is our shelter for 12 children who have nowhere else to turn. These children, ages birth to 17, have been removed from their homes due to confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect. In addition to providing a nurturing home, our children receive counseling, medical and dental services, and assistance with all aspects of their education, including transportation, tutoring, and supplies. Our shelter is an actual home in a confidential location, which features separate wings for 6 boys and 6 girls, with a dedicated living room for each wing. The boys and girls share dining room, kitchen, tutoring area, and access to monitored computers. A basketball court, outdoor sitting areas, video games, board games, and recreational outings are favored attractions for our children. This program is to provide a sense of normalcy during the most difficult time of their young lives. Children stay with us until a permanent home is found (e.g. parents, foster parents, etc.).
Our Emergency Shelter Program provides immediate shelter unaccompanied homeless youth (ages 18-24) and homeless families with minor children. These clients are literally homeless (e.g. living on the streets, in cars, places not meant for habitation, etc.). With an average stay of 30 days, clients receive shelter, food, clothing assistance, transportation assistance, and referrals to partners that can provide them with needed services. During their time, a Life Coach is assigned to each client to assist them in identifying barriers that are preventing them from being permanently housed and a plan to overcome those barriers. The goal is that each person is able to secure permanent housing at discharge and do not re-enter homelessness again.

Our Rapid Re-Housing Program provides short-term rental assistance and services, with priority being given to unaccompanied homeless youth (ages 18-24) and homeless families with minor children. This program is often the way that clients move from the Emergency Shelter Program to permanent housing of their own. We help the obtain housing quickly, increase self-sufficiency, and remain housed, and hopefully never return to homelessness again. During service provision, a case manager is assigned to each client to work on employment, education, and a plan for remaining stable and permanently housed.

This little generous beauty is Malonie. She collected these items for her 9th birthday through her own program ("Evolvin...
09/11/2021

This little generous beauty is Malonie. She collected these items for her 9th birthday through her own program ("Evolving"), and she wanted to donate them to Open Arms, Inc. We are so grateful for her heart and willingness to give back at such a young age. Thank you so much! ♥️

As we reflect, twenty years later, on the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the many lives that were lost. Today,...
09/11/2021

As we reflect, twenty years later, on the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the many lives that were lost. Today, we had a session with our shelter youth about 9/11. Afterwards, we had them to honor those lost in a painting session. They beautifully honored those lost as Kings and Queens. ♥️ #neverforgotten

As we reflect, twenty years later, on the tragedy of the 9/11 attacks, we remember the many lives that were lost. Today, we had a session with our shelter youth about 9/11. Afterwards, we had them to honor those lost in a painting session. They beautifully honored those lost as Kings and Queens. ♥️ #neverforgotten

09/08/2021

"Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced."
(James Baldwin)

09/08/2021

Excited that our Leadership Team is being trained on the HTR3 (Human Trafficking: Recognize, Respect, and Respond) Curriculum. We will be sharing information with our community soon!

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08/31/2021
Phoebe: COVID-19 claims 24 patients since Friday

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Phoebe Putney says that they are seeing a spike in deaths since the surge in COVID-19 hospitalizations as they have had 24 patients died since Friday. “We learned early in the pandemic that a spike in COVID hospitalizations is typically followed by a spike in deaths, two to three weeks later.....

08/23/2021

Did you miss hours or lose your job due to COVID? Was your business shut down for weeks? Even if you are back at work, if you are behind in your rent, you may qualify for eviction prevention assistance. Please call 2-1-1 or 229-883-6700 if you are experiencing issues.

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08/22/2021

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While our numbers are down just slightly, our admission rate is still very high. Over the last 24 hours we have admitted 19 new COVID positive patients in Albany and 4 at Phoebe Sumter, discharged patients and, unfortunately, we have had a few more deaths. Our health system is being pushed to its limit like never before. Wash your hands, wear a mask and get vaccinated!

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08/21/2021

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As of this morning, we have reached a record high of COVID-19 hospitalizations. In the last week, we have seen a 50% increase in COVID inpatients, and unfortunately, we had 9 COVID-19 deaths.

“Our resources are being stretched like never before. If people in our community expect there to be a hospital bed for them when they need it, they need to help us slow the spread of the virus. Too many people are attending large gatherings with few, if any, safety precautions, and right now, that’s just dangerous,” said Scott Steiner, Phoebe Putney Health System President and CEO.

Read today's full release: https://bit.ly/3AYhDpY

💔💔💔 Put the guns down!!!
08/18/2021
4-year-old recovering after being shot in Albany Tuesday night

💔💔💔 Put the guns down!!!

ALBANY, Ga. - A Tuesday night shooting in Albany is under investigation. According to a media release, a father and his 4-year-old son were in a parking lot along Slater King Drive just before midnight waiting on a family member when they heard several gunshots. Investigators tell FOX31 News the dad...

08/16/2021

Thank you, WellCare, for your donations of supplies to our programs!

08/16/2021

Sending a huge thank you to One Albany for your school supply donations to our shelters!

08/16/2021

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08/15/2021

Wishing all the students a safe and successful year!

08/11/2021
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08/10/2021

Join us and remember to RSVP!!

Join us and remember to RSVP!!

08/10/2021

#TipTuesday
Life is not about who you once were. It's about who you are now, and who you have the potential to be.

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08/10/2021

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OPEN HOUSE: Open Houses are set for Aug. 11-13. Call your school for an appointment. A list of school phone numbers is here: https://bit.ly/SchoolDir

08/09/2021

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08/09/2021

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL INFO: There's some new information about safety protocols and practices as we get ready to launch the school year safely Aug. 16. Click here to read more: https://bit.ly/BacktoSchoolPR

08/07/2021

"Shame dies when stories are shared in safe places."

#HelpThemHeal #BEaSafePlace

Our Street Outreach Program Team is out and about again, partnering with Peach State for the Back-to-School Drive at Bet...
08/07/2021

Our Street Outreach Program Team is out and about again, partnering with Peach State for the Back-to-School Drive at Bethel AME Church! #PartnershipsMatter

Our Street Outreach Program Team is out and about again, partnering with Peach State for the Back-to-School Drive at Bethel AME Church! #PartnershipsMatter

Our Street Outreach Program team enjoyed being a partner at the APD Back to School Drive at the Civic Center! #Partnersh...
08/06/2021

Our Street Outreach Program team enjoyed being a partner at the APD Back to School Drive at the Civic Center! #PartnershipMatters #AlbanyStrong

Our Street Outreach Program team enjoyed being a partner at the APD Back to School Drive at the Civic Center! #PartnershipMatters #AlbanyStrong

08/04/2021

Due to the increase in Covid cases, we will not be accepting used clothing or household donations until further notice.

Super excited to see so many of our partners, donors, and our very own Associate Executive Director, Rosalynn Fowler Fli...
08/04/2021

Super excited to see so many of our partners, donors, and our very own Associate Executive Director, Rosalynn Fowler Fliggins , as a part of the Leadership Albany 2022 class! Congratulations!

The LA Board of Directors are excited to announce the Class of 2022! More than 150 individuals were nominated and we had the task of narrowing that down to 32 individuals. The caliber of our applicants continues to blow us away each year. Please join us in congratulating the incoming class on their accomplishment! The first program will kick off in January.

The Leadership Class of 2022 is presented by AB&T.

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08/03/2021

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08/03/2021

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We have a new bundle of joy that just arrived to one of our Maternity Group Home Mommies! Welcome to the world, sweet bo...
08/03/2021

We have a new bundle of joy that just arrived to one of our Maternity Group Home Mommies! Welcome to the world, sweet boy! We're in love! ❤️

We have a new bundle of joy that just arrived to one of our Maternity Group Home Mommies! Welcome to the world, sweet boy! We're in love! ❤️

Sending a huge THANK YOU to Davon Davis, Valedictorian of Dougherty Comprehensive High School, for donating to our clien...
07/28/2021

Sending a huge THANK YOU to Davon Davis, Valedictorian of Dougherty Comprehensive High School, for donating to our clients! You make us so hopeful about our future youth!

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07/27/2021

Join us!!! Please be sure to RSVP!

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07/26/2021

Our offices will be closed on Friday, July 30th. For emergencies, call our Crisis Line at 229-431-0217.

07/26/2021

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420 Pine Ave
Albany, GA
31701

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