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Open Arms Housing, Inc
May 29, 2010

Permanent housing for women with disabilities and or a chronic history for homelessness is needed in the District of Columbia. Open Arms Housing is a program that offers stable, safe housing in a supportive environment. Residents, after many years of living in emergency shelters and on the streets, are encouraged to work with staff to create a permanent home. Programs like Open Arms are needed throughout the city to address the growing number homeless women, men , and children.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Assisting 13 women as they transition from living on the street and emergency shelters to permanent housing.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The staff are committed to assisting the residents in creating and reaching life goals.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Supportive, attentive, committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand the program to include housing for families, veterans, more women, and elderly individuals.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I identified prospective tenants for the permanent housing program. I also helped develop lease, program rules, and other documents to be used by staff and residents.