About Operation Open Arms

Operation Open Arms, Inc (OOA) is a private child placing agency, licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Our mission is to provide a loving, nurturing, home environment to children whose mothers are incarcerated. OOA recruits, trains, licenses and provides assistance to foster families to make placement of these children successful. Financial support for this charity comes through fundraisers and other generous donations.

How to Help

Join us in celebrating 10 years of Silks

Silks in the Bluegrass, celebrating its 10th anniversary, is Operation Open Arms’ largest annual fundraising event. Held the night before one of the nation’s most popular spectator events, Silks is an energy-packed evening where guests can sample some of the Bluegrass’s finest bourbons, plus enjoy cigar rolling and the Best Dance Band of Derby weekend. Keeping with the Derby excitement, this year’s event will be held at the Historic Locust Grove providing a beautiful backdrop for what will be a magical evening.

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Become a Foster Parent

Operation Open Arms is always in need of families willing to open their homes with love to a child whose mother is incarcerated. You can make a difference whether it is long term or only for a brief few months. The investment into the life of a child is worthwhile.

Learn About Our Services

Operation Open Arms, Inc. is licensed by the Commonwealth of Kentucky to place children in homes for foster care or adoption. We recruit, train and provide support for families we license. We also provide outside parenting classes for related agencies.

About Our Partners

We appreciate the support we receive from so many valuable sponsors and donors throughout the year. Their contributions are what make it possible for us to continue to serve children and families.

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Operation Open Arms
8918 Stone Green Way, Suite 100
Louisville, KY 40220

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