• COVID-19 UPDATE

    OPEN M is open and serving the community with added health and safety precautions. Pantry services, including Mountain of Food, will be held outside. Please stay in your vehicles. Hot Lunch is cancelled until further notice. Employment support can be done virtually and over the phone. For more information, please contact us at info@openm.org

  • HARRY AND FRAN DONOVAN DENTAL CLINIC

    Ready for Year One! Construction was nearly complete before COVID-19 and despite the halt in our plans, we are excited about our progress. Our heartfelt gratitude goes out to all the supporters who made this dental clinic possible, especially to our founding donor, Fran Donovan. We look forward to having a grand opening soon! Make a donation today and check back for further updates!

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  • COMMUNITY WORKS AKRON

    CWA not only transforms individuals, it can have a ripple effect on family and friends, even affecting generations to come. This is not just a job placement program. At OPEN M, we start with job placement, but it is so much more. The goal of CWA is job retention that leads to career advancement and sustainability.

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  • MEDICAL CLINIC

    At OPEN M, we are dedicated to reducing health disparities and providing patient-centered services to people with limited access to medical care. Since 1995, the OPEN M clinic has provided care for uninsured adults throughout Summit County.

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  • FOOD PANTRY

    OPEN M provides a three-day supply of food year-round to individuals and families throughout our service area. Food for the pantry is collected by a variety of civic groups, individuals, and schools, as well as our church and business partners.

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  • 2018-2020 STRATEGIC PLAN

    Transforming Lives…Breaking the Cycle of Poverty, Strategic Plan 2018-2020 provides a dis­tinct roadmap for OPEN M over the next three years.

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OPEN M

Who we are...

We are mothers, wives, dads, nanas, husbands. We are whatever the moment calls us to be. We are sisters, brothers, aunties to twelve. We are works in progress, friend to many, we put on a brave face, we struggle. We are people, we are support systems. We ARE here for one another. WE ARE OPEN M.

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To accomplish our mission, we rely on the generosity of more than 1,200 volunteers a year. Regardless of your skill set or amount of time available, there are opportunities for you to make a difference in the community by volunteering at OPEN M.

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BECOME A DONOR

OPEN M is supported by businesses, churches, foundations, individuals, and organizations who provide financial support, food, gifts, and volunteer time. Your donation can support the organization as a whole, or be dedicated to a specific program. OPEN M gladly accepts cash, checks, and credit cards.

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OPEN M IS HERE TO MEET YOUR NEEDS.

The mission of OPEN M, a Christian ministry, is to provide pathways out of poverty for all by feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and strengthening the community. We do this by offering five programs to the community, all with the common goal of breaking the cycle of poverty and improving the health of the community, one family at a time.

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CWA

Community Works Akron (CWA) offers a 5-day workshop focusing on job readiness, financial literacy, and getting & keeping a full-time job.

FOOD PROGRAMS

Food programs help you feed your family with emergency food assistance, hot lunches, and monthly food giveaways.

MEDICAL CLINIC

Free Medical Clinic that provides primary healthcare, with a range of specialties to those without health insurance.

OTHER SERVICES

We host other services like A.A. throughout the year.

How OPEN M Affects Our Community.

2019 CLINIC VISITS
VOLUNTEERS
YEARS OF SERVICE
POUNDS OF FOOD DISTRIBUTED
Christine R. Curry

Christine R. Curry

Chief Executive Officer

SAL RUGGERI

SAL RUGGERI

Accounting Manager

JULIE CARNEAL

JULIE CARNEAL

Food and Building Manager

JESS RIST

JESS RIST

Development Manager

JAMES WARNER

JAMES WARNER

Community Works Akron Manager

ANGEL SEESE, RN

ANGEL SEESE, RN

Clinic Manager

LADONNA PAUL

LADONNA PAUL

CWA Employment Support Specialist

CARMEN WILLIAMS

CARMEN WILLIAMS

Employment Services Program Coordinator

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