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.
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.
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.
Our mission is to build bridges out of poverty by fostering health, wellness and nutrition for the body; education for the mind; and hope, joy and spiritual growth for the soul. 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.
Community Works Connection (CWC) offers a 5-day workshop focusing on job readiness, financial literacy, and getting & keeping a full-time job.
Build resources for self-sufficiency, sign up for Getting Ahead Classes or get involved with Bridges Out of Poverty Workshop.
Food programs help you feed your family with emergency food assistance, hot lunches, and monthly food giveaways.
Free Medical Clinic that provides primary healthcare, with a range of specialties to those without health insurance.
We host other services like A.A. throughout the year.
Finance & Business Manager
Food and Building Manager
Events and Volunteer Manager
Director of Family Development
Senior Case Manager, Y.A.E.
Transportation & Mentoring Coordinator
Assistant Case Worker
Dietitian / Nutritionist
Clinic Office & Family Development Assistant
Community Health Worker
OPEN M strives to be more of a "hand up" rather than a "hand out" organization. We believe the "Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day. Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime." proverb and try to lead by example with our programs, specifically with Community Works Connection. Sometimes circumstances align and truly allow us to follow through with that in a big way. (more…)READ MORE
There are plenty combinations of words in the English language that bring immediate pictures to one's mind; summer day, juicy burger, beach vacation. The list goes on and on. Well, here at OPEN M we have another one to add to that list, Mountain of Food. (more…)READ MORE
OPEN M staff and volunteers work tirelessly day after day to help clients build bridges out of poverty. One of the highlights for us is when a past client comes to visit with an encouraging update or good news to share. Recently, Education Director, Patty Whetsel, received a visit from the mom of a Building Blocks pre school student from 2013 to 2015. (more…)READ MORE
OPEN M Board of Directors President, Jeff Murphy, announced today that OPEN M’s Chief Operating Officer, Bob Titus, will become CEO effective May 1, 2017. Mr. Titus will succeed Dottie Achmoody, who is retiring after 20 years of service to OPEN M, with the last 12 as CEO. (more…)READ MORE