Opportunities for Re-entry, Transition, and Independence
Who We Are
Started in 2005 by Lisa Hall, Open Arms Sevices is a place to learn, to grow, and to make a better life through mutual support and shared recovery.
OAS has made itself available to the Department of Corrections (DOC), various homelessness prevention organizations, and community treatment facilities, as a safe place where men of any race, religion, or sexual orientation can get the support they need to build a sustainable life while helping others to do the same thing.
How It Works
Open Arms Services takes a one-to-one approach to finding the perfect place for those in need. We believe it’s better to put the right people in the right places than it is to just give people a release address or someplace to dry out. We’re not the best option for every person in need, and not every person in need is the best match for our shared housing, but we strive to create the best matches possible to foster success for everyone involved.
To that end we don’t have sign-up forms or a waiting list, and instead like to talk to each person in need — as well as their advocates — to make sure that we get all the details right. That means talking on the phone and reaching out person-to-person. It’s a little more work, but we’ve found it’s always worth it in the end.
We accept all DOC housing vouchers, and rent starts at just $550 a month per-bed, with a small additional application fee up front. To get started, please call the number above — it’s that simple.
You Can Help
OAS is not a traditional non-profit, and as such we are unable to take cash donations. That said, our houses can always use the basics, such as lovingly used furniture, bedding, and kitchen utensils.