At Open Arms our main aim is to return a healthy and fit toddler back to his or her home community. Sadly, however, this is not always possible. In some situations, such as intense poverty within the home community, further deaths of relatives, or simply that a child has no extended family to return to, reintegration into the home community may not be possible.
When this happens the child, with the assistance of the Social Welfare Department, is returned to Open Arms and moves into Harrogate House.
Harrogate House is named after the town in North Yorkshire that raised the funds to make it a reality. It is home to up to twelve 2 – 5 year olds, who begin forming their own little personalities in their daily nursery school.