Open Arms Family and Educational Services, with campuses in Lyons and near Switz City, has announced several precautionary procedure changes in wake of the current world-wide Corinavirus/COVID-19 medical crisis.
Open Arms' Management Team met in special session March 13th and made several immediate changes at both the Switz City and the Lyons locations. The Switz City campus is home to Turning Point Education Center (TEPC) and the Miriam Home for Girls. The Lyons campus, houses the Open Arms foster care offices, administrative offices and the soon-to-open HEbron Home for Boys.
All administrative and school offices, along with the girl's group home will be closed to the public. Anyone who has items for the donation center, is asked to contact Development Director Shelia Corey 812-659-2001, Ext.719 in advance to make arrangements.
Suspend all unnecessary tours and outside visitors until further notice.
TPEC will be closed to the day and evening students, with the exception of a small number of High School Equivalency Exam (HSE) students, who will be testing this coming week on Wednesday and Thursday. Other students will do distance learning work from home or off campus computers. CNC classes will be conducted off-site at the Wagler Performance Products location near Odon.
Take a virtual tour of the HEbron Home
SINCE 1985, Open Arms has been committed to serving neglected, abused, and troubled youth, by providing homes and education to those who need hope in a desperate time in their lives. We exist to provide HOPE. This mission is based upon our belief that all youth have fundamental rights to a healthy home environment, good parents, and a wholesome family life that is God focused. Our mission is to exalt the Lord by serving and sharing Christ through meeting the needs of others.
The Miriam Home is a two-story 10,000 square foot home that houses up to twelve youth. Upstairs, along with the bedrooms and bathrooms, lies a large family style dining room, a kitchen, a laundry room, a living room and a level room. Downstairs lies the tutoring room, an activity room with exercise equipment and a ping pong table.
Children in foster care have been removed from their home due to abuse and neglect. They are in need of loving temporary homes to keep them safe until they are reunited with family, are adopted or move into independent living. In other words they are modern day orphans in need of a family.
Turning Point is an Adult Basic Education (A.B.E) & High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation Program operated by Open Arms. Turning Point Education Centers are dedicated to maintaining the highest degree of academic excellence within the context of a trusting, respectful, and moral environment.