To provide a home for end-of-life care for the community, by the community, where every life matters to the very last breath and no one dies alone.
The Open Arms House will expand public knowledge about end-of-life care choices through a community-supported charitable residence that facilitates end-of-life care with dignity, peace and comfort for hospice patients and their loved ones.
The home will provide educational opportunities for health care professionals, the faith community, families of residents and volunteers with the hope that the natural dying process can be understood and accepted.
The Open Arms House offers a peaceful, homelike environment for terminally ill residents and provides end-of-life care that emphasizes compassion, independence, respect and dignity.
Known as a Social Model Hospice, The Open Arms House is a proud member of the Omega Home Network and collaborates with other community homes across the nation as part of the movement to improve access to quality care and prepare individuals and families in America for their end-of-life journey.
Fees for Services
The Open Arms House does not receive Medicare, Medi-Cal, or other third-party insurance reimbursement. Our income comes from payments by residents, their families, and from community donations.
We depend on residents and family members to help cover the cost of care to the best of their financial ability. If we can offer a room and the resident’s family is unable to fully cover the cost, we will use donations from the community to cover the shortfall. Financial arrangements are finalized at the time a resident room is offered. Those discussions are confidential.
Make a difference that lasts an eternity by donating to our home. Each donation is tax-deductible as we are a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit. Our tax identification number is 81-1048361.
You may also mail donations to:
The Open Arms House
3234 W Iris Avenue
Visalia, CA 93277
Broker Associate, The Whitlatch Group
Retired Grant & Program Manager
Executive Board Member
Pastor, RiverCross Church
Retired College Liaison – Exeter High School
RN, BSN, MSN, Retired
Certified Public Accountant – Bastrire Edwards
Board Member, Emeritus
Board Member, Emeritus
Dr. Ron Marconi