Archive for the News Category

Shelby County Special Education Teachers and Raineswood Residential Training Center

Memphis, TN, January 21, 2015 – Open Arms Care invited to speak with Special Education teachers. Vicki Cox, Executive Director, Memphis city operations, met with the Special Education teachers of the Shelby County School District to discuss options available when a child “ages out” of school. Cox […]

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Knoxville 2014 Family Satisfaction Survey Results

Knoxville, TN, January 30, 2015 – The results are in. “We are so proud to have validation by our family members on the services we provide,” stated Charles Schnell, Executive Director of the Knoxville city operations of Open Arms Care. “This feedback helps us define processes, devise […]

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Proposed budget cuts could hurt disability services

Knoxville, TN, January 29, 2015 – By Kristi L. Nelson – Knoxville News Sentinel Video by Kristi Nelson Around 25 years ago, Linda Bacon made the gut-wrenching decision to move her daughter, Page, into a group home operated by what is now Open Arms Care. Bacon worried […]

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Potential state budget cuts put help for thousands of disabled in jeopardy, advocates warn

Chattanooga, TN, January 29, 2015 – By Kate Belz, Local Region, Chattanooga Times Free Press Lebron Sterchi is photographed on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015, in Collegedale, Tenn. with his brother, Michael Sterchi, who works at an Orange Grove recycling collection center, left, and his niece, Becca Bacon, […]

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Open Arms Care Nashville City Operations Receives Grant from Baptist Healing Trust

Nashville, TN, January 14, 2015 – Grant gratefully accepted. Sue Cook, Executive Director of the Open Arms Care Nashville city operations, is pleased to accept a grant check from the Baptist Healing Trust Board of Trust for $5,440.00. “We are proud to be a Baptist Healing Trust […]

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2014 Open Arms Care Awards Announced

Brentwood, TN, January 1, 2015 – Open Arms Care is pleased to announce the 2014 staff members who most exemplified the OAC mission, vision and values. The criteria for each of the five awards is judged against nominations submitted. Making a Positive Difference Award This award is […]

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Memphis Reads around the Christmas Tree

Memphis, TN, December 2, 2014 – Staff members of Memphis city operations of Open Arms Care volunteer to read to students. Vicki Cox, Executive Director, along with staff members participated in Alcy Elementary School Read around the Christmas Tree event. The school invited the OAC staff members […]

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Support from Shelby County Sheriff’s Office

Memphis, TN, November 17, 2014 – Sheriff Bill Oldham presents Open Arms Care with donation. Vicki Cox, Executive Director of the Memphis city operations gratefully accepted a donation from Sheriff Bill Oldham on behalf of the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office. Since 2013, the Sheriff’s office has been […]

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Memphis Adopts a Family for Thanksgiving

Memphis, TN, November 15, 2014 – With open arms, staff members embrace a family in need. The employees of the Memphis city operations of Open Arms Care are opening their hearts this Thanksgiving to adopt a family from one of their local schools. Executive Director, Vicki Cox […]

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Memphis Trunk or Treat

Memphis, TN, November 3, 2014 – Third annual event provides safe environment for local children. Fall is a wonderful time of the year; changing colors of the leaves, cool crisp air, the promise of treats, or maybe even a few good-hearted tricks. Offering treats to local children, […]

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