Portland Open Arms Play Group
Second Monday of each month · 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Earl Boyles Elementary School · 10822 SE Bush St, Portland, OR
Vancouver Open Arms Play Group
First Saturday of each month · 2:30 - 4:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Vancouver · 4505 E 18th St, Vancouver, WA
Founded in 2004 by Sydney Shook and Jamie Burch with a mini-grant from NWDSA, Open Arms is a play group for children age birth through five with disabilities, and their families. The play groups give parents the opportunity to connect and children to play, snack, learn and grow together. There is no charge. Siblings are welcome.
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Para comunicarse en español: Maria Rangel · (503) 238-0522 · email@example.com
The Parents Behind Open Arms
Mayra and Luis live in Vancouver Washington with their daughter Lizette. They have been attending Open Arms since Lizette was an infant. Mayra stepped up to co-lead the Vancouver group in January 2017 along with Kirstin.
Molly and Chris Hulett live with their two children, Lilly and Parker, in Oregon City. They started coming to Open Arms when Parker was a baby, and have been co-leading the Portland group since September of 2012.
Anna and Paul Herbig live in Vancouver, WA with their daughter Hattie. They have been coming to Open Arms since Hattie was a few months old, and stepped up to help run the Vancouver group in January of 2013.
Leah Thompson and Nick Vincent-Maloney live with their daughter Cora in Southeast Portland and have been coming to Open Arms since Cora was an infant. Leah stepped up to co-lead the Portland group in September of 2012.
Rosa Flores and her husband Pablo López live in Vancouver, WA with their three children, André, Paola and Christian. They have been coming to Open Arms since Christian was a baby, and stepped up to co-lead the Vancouver group in the fall of 2012. Rosa also works on the NWDSA’s Hispanic Outreach Committee and speaks Spanish and English. Pablo has love for kids, he has been a Teacher and Teacher Coordinator for Head Start for over 10 years. Rosa is passionate about advocating for the unserved Hispanic families who don’t know how to access available resources for their children with special needs.