Program Availability

How to Enroll and Program Qualifications

Program Qualifications: All our services are free of cost for families whose income qualifies. Families who are eligible to receive WIC, TANF, and Basic Food, or are at 200% of the FPL are eligible for enrollment.

How to Request Services: Our online form is our primary referral source. The form works best on Chrome and Firefox. If you cannot use the online form, referrals can still be made using the printable form. Fax the completed form to (206-257-4146), or refer by calling us directly at 206-866-0729. Pregnant folks can self-refer in English and Spanish, and our intake coordinators are bilingual. Please direct questions to our Intake Team.

Covid-19 Response: Open Arms is taking necessary steps to protect our clients, employees, and community. Please visit our Community Resources page for information.

Our Doulas and Lactation Peer Counselors are providing visits virtually until further notice. Doulas provide in-person hospital labor and birth support, as well as limited in-person visits per the client’s birth location policies.

***We can serve a limited number of families in Pierce and Snohomish counties. Some restrictions may apply. Let us know if you have Amerigroup insurance! Please call or email with any questions. *** 

*We have limited availability for non-King County referrals; please call or send a referral to confirm.

  • March: Closed
  • April: Closed
  • May: Limited Spots Available
  • June: Limited Spots Available

*Closed to Snohomish County referrals at this time. 

  • American Indian/Alaskan Native Community: Closed 
  • Black/African-American Community
    • April+: Open
  • Somali Community
    • April+: Open
  • Spanish-speaking Community
    • June+: Open
  • Latine (Primary language Spanish, English): Closed 
  • Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander: Closed 
  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: Closed 
  • Black/African-American: Closed until May
  • Lactation Lounges: Our virtual Lactation Lounges provide support for lactating families from trained breastfeeding peer counselors and midwives; lactation support folks are welcome to drop in. Currently, Lactation Lounges are being conducted via Zoom (all times PST). These times are subject to change. Please check the events calendar for the most up-to-date schedule: 
  • Monthly Prenatal Lactation Class.
    • All clients and community members are welcome! Feel free to invite any pregnant folks interested in learning about getting ready to make milk for their babies. The meeting occurs on the second Thursday of every month at 10 a.m. Teachers may rotate between Elizabeth Montez, IBCLC, and members of the lactation cohort. Register in advance for this meeting here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
  • Parent Gatherings with Markia Brinson, LSPC.
    • This is a space where parents can connect with other parents through shared experiences and receive lactation support if interested. The Parent Gathering will be focused on the Black community but open to all. Held from 12 pm to 2 pm, reoccurring every third Saturday of the month. Join the Zoom meeting directly here. No pre-registration is needed.
  • Open Arms Community Childbirth Classes —These are two-day sessions held on Zoom. Each class is intentionally crafted to influence a deep connection to self and honor the cultural experience of birth. Fill out our online intake form and select interested in Childbirth Education classes.
    • BIPOC/Multiracial Families: March 23-24, 10 am-2 pm
    • Black Families: March 30-31, 10 am-2 pm
    • Spanish Speaking Families: March 23-24, 10 am-2 pm 
  • Sole to Soul Parenting Group
    • This is a cohort of Open Arms clients who self-identify as solo parents. Although this identity is self-designated, a common description of a solo parent is a person who does not have a co-parent, regardless of their relationship(s) or support they may have in their circle. All solo parents are welcome.
    • Meetings are every third Wednesday of the month, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. Link to join online here.
  • PEPS Para la Comunidad Latina 
  • PEPS for Black Families  

Please reach out to us if you have any questions regarding availability or eligibility for any of our programs, including specific community availability.