Shop With A Hero

Laura Britting, OACAC Executive Director, and several OACAC board members volunteered their time last week at the Osceola County “Shop With A Hero,” sponsored by the Big Rapids Meijer. The group enjoyed helping bring some holiday joy to local families. Check out our Facebook page to see pictures from this amazing event!

Open Arms Child Advocacy Center is Awarded Grants to Provide Transportation Assistance to Area Families

For families coming to Open Arms Child Advocacy Center for interviews, the trip just got a little easier. OACAC has received a grant in the amount of $400 from the United Church of Big Rapids, as well as an $800 grant from Great Lakes Energy. The money from both of these amazing grants will go directly towards providing gas cards for families traveling to and from our center for forensic interviews. OACAC is thrilled to work with these two amazing partners in ensuring that all children are able to visit our safe and caring environment without their parents and/or guardians having to go through additional financial stress (especially with the higher gas costs). Thank you to the United Church of Big Rapids and to Great Lakes Energy for supporting our mission to help children and families in the community!