Open Arms Shelter provides both temporary and long-term housing to children who are victims of abuse and neglect from birth up to 18 years of age. Since 1986, Open Arms has provided emergency safe housing to thousands of children 24-hours a day, seven days a week.

Open Arms Shelter is one of the few emergency shelters in Arkansas that will accept children under the age of eight, teenage mothers with their children and large sibling groups. Children come from every imaginable type of crisis from all areas of the state.

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Open Arms Shelter is a 24-bed facility. It is filled most every night with Arkansas' children who are victims of abuse and/or neglect. Whether for emergency care or long-term care, our staff supervises, comforts and instructs these children while providing three home-cooked meals a day and snacks.

Open Arms Shelter is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and is licensed by the State of Arkansas.