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
  • 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
  • Ryan Myers, Assistant Chief Big Rapids Department of Public Safety
  • Shannon Behling, Clinical Nurse Specialist SANE Program Coordinator Spectrum Health Big Rapids and Reed City Hospitals
  • Dee VanHorn, Retired Court Administrator

Our Location:

601 N Evergreen Dr,
White Cloud. Mi. 49349