Open Arms provides community-based support during pregnancy, birth, and early parenting to nurture strong foundations that last a lifetime.
Working in the Puget Sound region since 1997, Open Arms Perinatal Services is a nonprofit focused on strong community-based support for women through pregnancy, birth, and early childhood. We currently support 17 different languages, and serve over 200 new mothers and over 200 babies each year. We carefully pair clients with trained doulas who are a cultural and/or language match whenever possible. Open Arms has served over 2,500 clients and conducted over 18,000 home visits to help improve maternal and infant health, as well as build healthy foundations for early learning. Open Arms is the only non-profit providing doula services specifically for low-income women in Washington State.
This organization approaches anything they do with great intention and love. Working with doulas is a special treat--they are powerful people who are not afraid to stand with others while they come into their own power. It is inspiring to witness, in whatever capacity (even by helping with boring, mundane tasks).