Welcome to Open Arms, a palace nestled in the mountains of Blue Ridge, GA that is home to young ladies that need a safe, comforting place to lay their heads at night. Since our Home was completely destroyed by fire on November 26th of 2017, we have worked tirelessly to rise from the ashes. We were thankful to have found a “palace” to call home. Recovering is never easy, but we did it, and we are so very grateful for the organizations, individuals and agencies who stepped in to help us in our time of need. We could never thank everyone enough but from the bottom or our hearts, we are forever grateful. Because of the support we received, The Open Arms Home for Children continues to provide critical services to the north Georgia community, including “best in class” watchful oversight, care, love and support for young girls affected by abuse and neglect.
As you can imagine, the past year+ has been quite challenging but we met these challenges head-on and we have made significant enhancements to our Board of Directors and staff. We were able to welcome a new Director, a new Human Services Professional, and a new attitude. Open Arms has been blessed to be able to operate at full capacity for most of the last couple of months. We are passionately devoted to providing a home to young ladies within the foster care system.
We are so very thankful for all who have supported The Open Arms Home for Children, past and present, and we ask that you continue to support and pray for us as we care for our young girls and provide them with a loving Home. We need your continued support and we look forward to seeing you at our fundraising events that will be posted on our site in the very near future.
Peter Knutzen – Board President
Mike Rutan – Director