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  • Open Arms Child Advocacy Center Fundraiser

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    Name: Open Arms Child Advocacy Center Fundraiser
    Date: September 13, 2019
    Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    The Open Arms Child Advocacy Center will be holding an "Honor the Children" night of entertainment fundraiser on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 6-9pm at the Holiday Inn Conference Center. The Open Arms Child Advocacy Center serves Mecosta, Osceola, Newaygo and Lake Counties. The agency's services are designed to improve the outcome of child abuse prosecutions and to minimize the trauma children suffer as a  result of the multiple interviews children often have to undergo to tell their story. "Performers from all four counties will provide a night of entertainment, sure to make you laugh and cry" states Wendy Samuels, Chair of the Board of Directors. The evening will also include a silent auction and raffle.

    The mission of the Open Arms Child Advocacy Center is to minimize further trauma to child victims and their non-offending family members by providing a safe, child-friendly facility that can support successful child abuse investigations, promote healing and empower through education. The agency envisions a community where children are free from abuse and trauma. "Children are interviewed by a trained forensic interviewer" states Amy Taylor, the agency's executive director. "The interviews are viewed in real time by all the professionals who need to hear the child's story, and recorded for law enforcement. This means the child will have to tell their story only once." The agency also provides family advocacy services for the non-offending family members and the child.
    Holiday Inn Conference Center
    1005 Perry Ave
    Big Rapids, MI 49307
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, September 13
    6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Contact Information:
    Amy Taylor at 231-629-8761
    Tickets are $40 per person, and can be purchased at www.openarmscac.com. 
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  • Places to Stay

    Country Inn & Suites

    15344 Waldron Way
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center

    1005 Perry Street
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Hampton Inn & Suites

    15320 Waldron Way 
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Quality Inn & Suites

    1705 S. State St.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    Super 8 Motel

    845 Water Tower Rd.
    Big Rapids, MI 49307

    The Hideaway

    11969 Tullymore Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    The Inn at St. Ives

    9940 St. Ives Dr.
    Stanwood, MI 49346

    Morley Motel 

    2097 Northland Dr.
    Morley, MI 49336
    (231) 856-7820