Open Arms SA started, January 2015 as a project of Isiaiah 54 Children's Sanctuary.
Since the start of Open Arms SA, hundreds of pregnant women/girls and birth mothers have approached us either via Facebook or WhatsApp.
Open Arms SA is a online help desk that offers counseling, emotional support and understanding.
The benefits of being a online help desk is that it is easily accessible to all pregnant women/girls and birth mothers that are in need of someone to talk to.
It overcomes barriers that may hold them back form seeking help, for example, people in the community may question why they are going to such a centre, or if they live in a rural area or remote area where there is no such services offered such as this.
Also people with hearing problems will benefit and it has also shown to be effective and encouraging for teenagers as they seem to be more comfortable with using social media.