Transforming Buildings, Transforming Lives



Supportive Services

The Dunbar building, began housing residents in the fall of 2009. The property has 16 units.  Each woman has her own efficiency apartment with a full kitchen and bathroom; the building has three wheelchair accessible units with shared phones, television, computers and space for meeting and get-togethers. 

Open Arms staff members provide on-site supportives services tailored to meet individuals' needs and to prevent a return to homelessness.

Volunteers and Interns offer workshops and plan holiday meals and activities.

On-site Services

  • Outreach and engagement
  • Orientation to building and apartment, assistance in obtaining subsidy
  • Financial management, help with activities of daily living
  • Supportive counseling, crisis intervention

Linkage to Off-site Services

  • Mental health treatment, alcohol and drug abuse counsleing, assertive treatment teams
  • Employment counseling, day programs, volunteer opportunities, self-help groups
  • Medical treatment, home-helath care
  • Food pantries