The home for Visalia’s newest non-profit organization, The Open Arms House, will be dedicated at 10 a.m. Friday at 3234 W. Iris Ave.

Carol Nickel, the organization’s board president, said The Open Arms House will allow residents to die peacefully in a home-like setting. The Open Arms House in Visalia is one of four in the state.

The Open Arms House’s home will be available to anyone 19 years and older who’s part of a hospice program and can’t remain at home. The service will be provided free of charge.

“Our vision is that this home will provide ‘end-of-life care where every life matters to the very last breath and no one dies alone,’” Nickel said. “We are grateful to all those who have believed and participated in this mission to care for the dying, our very generous donors and to the City of Visalia for helping us to expedite remodeling. We expect to open in early 2017.”

Information: 280-0640.

Originally published 06/06/16, Visalia Times-Delta.