Open Arms at MAA

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 families who must travel to receive medical treatment.
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Focus on Your Treatment, Let Us Take Care of the Rest

Since 1994, Open Arms has sought to assist patients and their families with the help they need, when they need it. Open Arms homes are located throughout many of MAA's numerous communities in the United States.

51 Homes
14 States
2,942 Families Helped
222,084 Nights of Rest

Meet Colette and her family, who stayed with MAA through the Open Arms program. 

Colette's Story

When Colette was two, doctors found an aggressive tumor that needed quick care. Colette's case manager social worker was able to offer Colette and her family an Open Arms home to live in at no cost while Colette was undergoing treatment and recovery.

Learn More About Open Arms

A medical crisis can take families away from their own home in search of specialized treatment. To lessen the financial and emotional burden associated with medical treatment, Open Arms provides a home away from home at no cost to qualifying patients and families facing this situation.

Open Arms Homes

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 paid for by MAA and the Open Arms Foundation. The minimum stay in an Open Arms home is one month, and the maximum stay is up to two years, as long as the patient is continuing to undergo active medical treatment. 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 your case manager at the treatment center where you will be receiving treatment, or Contact Us. The Open Arms Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax-deductible charity chartered by the state of Tennessee which is materially funded by MAA and its associates.

Current Open Arms Communities

  • Alabama
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Virginia

Make a Donation Today to Support Open Arms

We are always seeking to expand our program to provide more homes to guest needing medical treatment.