OACM JOURNEY IS A THREE-YEAR
INITIATIVE TO RAISE $300,000 FUNDING TO:
RENOVATE two of the three wings of the Lyons facility to accommodate boys into a group home setting thus beginning a ministry to hurting boys.
RESOURCE Turning Point Education Center by utilizing the former Switz City Administration building, offering larger, better equipped classrooms.
FUND the Foster Care program to allow for staff additions and renovating space for a foster parent training and support center.
HEBRON HOME FOR BOYS
Transforming the lives of boys sent to us through Department of Child Services and Juvenile Probation. Housing: 10 to 12 boys (ages 10 to 15) in a group home setting and 8 boys (ages 8 to15) in Emergency Shelter Care.
In 2017, Open Arms received 32 referrals for group home placement for males and 10 requests for Emergency Shelter for males. Open Arms could not offer these boys a place to stay.
Julie Johnson, Greene County Probation Officer stated: “The problem we face is limited foster homes, a lack of emergency shelters for this age group and first time or additional referrals are not always eligible or appropriate for residential care. There are no policies for 10 year olds."
Thank you for considering a gift to the OACM Journey initiative. The results of the initiative will enable Opens Arms Christian Ministries to expand the operational functions and reach more youth who need hope.
Your belief in the future of Open Arms youth and your demonstration of support is a testament to the importance of our mission. Many donors make commitments and choose to fulfill the gift over a number of years.
The OACM Journey commitment card allows for a three-year commitment term. All gifts are important and appreciated. However participants are encouraged to choose the three-year giving term, which allows them to look forward in faith to repeat their generosity rather than giving only once from funds on hand.
Numerous possibilities exist at OACM for donors interested in making a lasting impact on the children and youth we serve.