The Kentville location is open mornings and evening, six days per week (Monday – Saturday), serving hundreds of individuals each month as well as responding to countless other calls for other assistance. It is a place where people can be warm, safe and fed as well as be directed to other relevant community services they may be in need of. Aside from those most basic needs, numerous helps and supports are available at the drop-in through the week, some of these are offered by referral to other organizations. Addiction supports, art & literacy programs, spiritual supports, counseling and job / resume helps are also available. People using the Inn From the Cold program are directed to our drop-in team for assessment and referrals. Approximately 80 regular volunteers make the programs at the Drop-in Centres possible each week and numerous others regularly host additional meals and events.
Many people who come to Open Arms start down a positive road towards furthering education, gaining employment, and participation in addiction & Life Skills programs. We have created a safe place for others to simply build positive relationships. Our services and relationship building model are complimented by several other agencies and non-profit organizations for whom we provide free office and meeting space.