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Shop from our Amazon and Walmart gift registries to purchase gifts for the kids in our care.

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A resident stated this about Open Arms, “When I came to Open Arms, I struggled with self-harm and suicidal ideation. I did self-harm while I was there but what helped me get through stuff was the staff. They cared about me. They were always there if you needed to talk. No matter what I did they were caring and showed support. I’d never had people care about me the way they did.” 

 

As you can see, our staff are the front-line workers at the group homes. They pick up our residents when they fail, cheer them on when they succeed, and help them learn in between. They are these youth’s first line of defense to protect and to serve them. Can you help us Fortify the Front.

Every dollar you give will be matched, up to a total of $10,000.  Therefore, when you give, your gift will be DOUBLED!  A gift of $25 becomes $50, $50 becomes $100 and $100 becomes $200. The new year is just around the corner and your matched gift will go a long way, in providing safe homes with caring staff where children can be safe and learn to live fulfilled lives despite their trauma.

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.

Miriam Home

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.

 

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Fostering

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.

 

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HEbron Home
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The HEbron Home is located in Lyons. The former Lyons Health and Living center is now the HEbron Home for boys. The facility has 24 bedrooms each with different themes such as football, super heroes and Star Wars. There is also a living room/game room for the boys to hang out in.

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