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Mission: The mission of Open Arms Housing, Inc. is to provide permanent housing with a welcoming and supportive environment to women who are homeless.

Results: Since opening in June 2009 15 residents have been housed. All remain housed, all have financial benefits they are entitled to, all chose their apartment units and moved in voluntarily.

Target demographics: Single adult women who have experienced at least one year of homelessness or at least 4 episodes of homelessness in the last three years. Open Arms Targets homeless women who have been identified as vulnerable by the Department of Human Services.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 18

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

The staff at Open Arms worked with our organization to help move a client into housing. Open Arms was very welcoming and worked with us to help the client feel comfortable. They listened to our client's needs and concerns and were very hospitable. It is always a pleasure to see OAH staff at meetings and at advocacy efforst throughout the city.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Open Arms is our immediate neighbor to our main facilities in the District of Columbia. It operates a lovely building serving homeless women that provides intensive supportive services as well as housing. They do good work for a good cause. It's Executive Director has also become very involved in a Supportive Housing Working Group that I co-chair. Ken Ellison, Senior Housing Director, SOME, Inc. (So Others Might Eat)