Open Arms

The Open Arms Foundation is the corporate charity of MAA, and the heart of our company. Its mission is to provide a home away from home for individuals and/or families who must travel to receive medical treatment.  

What Open Arms Provides

Medical crisis often takes families away from their own home in search of specialized treatment. Establishing a second home near a treatment center can create a great financial strain. To lessen the burden, Open Arms provides a home away from home at no cost to families facing this situation. Open Arms homes are fully-furnished, two-bedroom, first-floor apartments stocked with linens, kitchen items and other miscellaneous necessities. The entire rent, along with basic utilities, are all paid for by Open Arms.  Guest families generally stay in an Open Arms home for up to two years, as long as the patient is undergoing medical treatment.

How Open Arms Works

Open Arms homes are intended for families receiving temporary medical treatment. We do not offer permanent housing for individuals requiring life-long treatment. While there are no age limitations or income requirements to stay in an Open Arms home, guests will need to meet certain minimal requirements as well as provide certain documentation, and of course stay is dependent upon the availability of homes in the area. Guests must be referred to Open Arms homes through their treatment facility. If you are interested in staying in an Open Arms home, please contact a case or social worker at the hospital where you will be receiving treatment.

Open Arms is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity chartered by the State of Tennessee which is materially funded by MAA and its employees.

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Contact Information

Open Arms
6584 Poplar Ave
Memphis, TN 38138

Open Arms Locations

Alabama: Birmingham
Arizona: Phoenix
Arkansas: Little Rock
Florida: Gainesville, Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa
Georgia: Atlanta, Augusta, Savannah
Kentucky:  Lexington, Louisville
Mississippi: Jackson
North Carolina: Raleigh/Durham
South Carolina: Charleston, Greenville, Summerville
Tennessee: Chattanooga, Memphis, Murfreesboro, Nashville
Texas: Austin, Dallas, Houston