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Open Arms Child Advocacy Center

The Open Arms Child Advocacy center is a community based and child friendly facility designed to coordinate child forensic interviews and services to victims of nonfatal abuse and neglect, especially cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse.

Our Mission

Mission Statement

Minimize further trauma to child victims and their non-offending family members by providing a safe, child-friendly facility that can support successful child abuse investigations, promote healing, and empower through education.

About Us

Open Arms Child Advocacy Center is a community based and child friendly facility designated to coordinate child forensic interviews and services to victims of child sexual abuse in Mecosta, Osceola, Newaygo and Lake Counties.

The OACAC current Board of Directors includes:

  • Board Chair – Wendy Samuels, Social Work Emeritus (retired)
  • Treasurer – Dee VanHorn, Retired Court Administrator
  • Secretary – Jennifer Schmidt, Director Mecosta/Osceola Department of Health and Human Services
  • Catherine Beagle, Program Director Community Mental Health for Central Michigan
  • Nicole Quinn, Children’s Services Supervisor DHHS
  • Azlan Ibrahim, Communications Manager Spectrum Health Gerber Memorial
  • Shannon Behling, Clinical Nurse Specialist SANE Program Coordinator Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals

Our Location:

601 N. Evergreen, White Cloud 49349

Contact

LauraBritting@openarmscac.org

(231) 787-2978

Donate

Make a Monetary Donation

The Open Arms Child Advocacy Center exists through the generosity of others. Donations to OACAC help provide a safe interview location for victims of child sexual abuse or severe physical abuse. The center offers a comfortable location in which families and children can be provided support, information and the best interview possible. In doing so, there will be increased collaboration between law enforcement and child welfare staff, as the interview will be a joint process and will be recorded.   

Please consider giving to support this cause. OACAC is a 501(c)(3) registered non-profit agency, and your donation may be tax deductible. 

Donations can be mailed to:

Open Arms Child Advocacy Center

601 N. Evergreen Drive

White Cloud, Michigan 49349

Or online by clicking the Donate Online button below.

For more information or to make a donation, please contact the Open Arms Child Advocacy Center 231-787-2936