What is the Open Arms Ministry?
It is a ministry to people who are homeless and at risk of becoming homeless. We seek to model the love of God by providing for basic needs, connecting individuals to proper resources, and sharing our community with those who seek support.
What exactly does Open Arms DO?
Open Arms provides for immediate needs by serving meals and offering a change of clothing. We also point people towards and partner with organizations that provide additional resources such as health care, housing, financial assistance and job training. And we offer all of this in a safe and supportive environment away from the streets. Our vision is to provide a welcoming space where individuals experiencing homelessness, at risk of becoming homeless, or exiting homelessness can connect to every necessary resource.
But WHY does Open Arms do this?
We believe that all people have been created by a God who loves them and are deserving of dignity, respect, and opportunity. People facing homelessness must navigate a wide range of challenges, and we believe it is important to assist them in their journeys by meeting our guests’ essential day to day needs while connecting them to long-term support within the context of a caring community.