Memphis Relay for Life

Memphis, TN, February 23, 2015 – Supporting the American Cancer Society with Open Arms Care Pink Keys. The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life® event is a time for family and friends to honor cancer survivors, remember those lost to the disease, raise funds for those facing

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Budget spares some disabilities cuts, reduces others

Knoxville, TN, February 11, 2015 – By Kristi L. Nelson, Knoxville News Sentinel Some proposed budget cuts feared by those who provide services to people with intellectual disabilities, and those who use them, didn’t materialize in the state’s 2015-2016 budget. But one cut, through TennCare, will still

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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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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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