Open Arms of Minnesota


Client Advisory Committee

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Are you interested in getting your voice heard as a client at Open Arms? We are looking for more clients to join our Client Advisory Committee! This committee meets 4 times a year to provide input on what’s new and developing at Open Arms. Clients of all ages, genders, and racial & ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The committee is open to all current clients and caregivers. Please contact our Client Advocate Emily at [email protected] or 612-767-8647 for more information. You must have regular access to email and Zoom to participate.

What is the CAC? 
The Client Advisory Committee is a committee of Open Arms clients who advise the Open Arms Client Services department on developing and improving programs and services.

Members are eligible for a $100 quarterly stipend and transportation reimbursement as compensation for their participation.

Mission of the Client Advisory Committee
The mission of the OAM Client Advisory Committee (CAC) is to help guide the organization in creating programs and services that best meet the needs of the clients we serve. The CAC functions in an advisory role to organization staff. 

Goals of the Client Advisory Committee

  1. To bring the practical needs of clients to the attention of the organization.​
  2. To develop a formal review and feedback process for programs and organizational changes which may affect OAM services. 

What does the CAC do?

  • Discuss upcoming news at Open Arms and changes that will affect service​.
  • Work together with your peers to provide client perspective and insight based on your lived experience.

Benefits of Committee Membership

  • Exclusive behind-the-scenes looks at new and in-development aspects of Open Arms, including new menu items, program changes, and more.
  • An opportunity to provide input on how Open Arms communicates with its clients.
  • A way to meet Open Arms staff members from various departments.
  • A chance to connect and build community with other Open Arms clients.
  • Bring a caregiver or a friend!
  • Compensation for your time and transportation (up to $400 a year).

For more information on the committee, please go HERE.

To apply, go HERE
Applications are due 3/29/24. Applications will be reviewed in early April.

If you need the application in a different format, please contact the Client Advocate Emily at [email protected] or 612-767-8647.

Knowing people care if I live or die; it's a different kind of support. It's emotional support. It matters to me more than you could know. I'm so thankful for all that you do."

An Open Arms Client

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