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On My Own of Michigan, Inc. assists adults with intellectual developmental disabilities to become independent, self-sufficient, social and contributing citizens in their communities. Our members have intellectual developmental disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, Epilepsy/Seizure Disorders, Cerebral Palsy and Learning Disabilities. It is the goal of On My Own to assist each member to achieve their optimal level of functioning in independent living; in the workplace; with their family and friends; and within their community.

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On My Own of Michigan hosts four major fundraising events each year. We celebrate the accomplishments of our members at the Annual Banquet. The Family Fun Bowl is one of our most popular events – an afternoon of Family, Fun, and Bowling (pretty creative name don’t you think?). At the Golf Outing, we…golf! And in the fall, the parents throw a party that we call the Gala! At all our events, we raise money which provides our members with the supports and services they need to live independently.

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Success Stories

Our program is designed to help our members develop and practice social interaction skills and increase opportunities for social network development. In other words…we provide support and opportunities for members to gain confidence, learn necessary life skills for living on their own, and make friends! When given the opportunity, experience and appropriate supports, our members succeed in these areas far beyond what almost everyone expected they could achieve.

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News and Updates

Welcome Jennifer!

August 9, 2017

After a wide range search, we are delighted to announce that Jennifer Roccanti has been selected as our new Executive Director.

Jennifer brings the talent, experience, as well as the continuity needed to meet the desires and challenges to lead On My Own to grow and expand into the future.

Before joining On My Own, Jennifer was with Miriam’s Kitchen, a $4.5 million non-profit in Washington, DC since 2008. She began her career with Mariam’s Kitchen as a Development Associate and grew her responsibilities to ultimately being the Chief Performance Officer. As such, she became a member of a 5-person leadership team, which focused on making strategic and programmatic decisions, setting and living out organizational vision and advocating the needs of the organizational culture. Jennifer also created, implemented and managed annual fundraising and communication plans.

Jennifer has a BS in Print Journalism from Suffolk University in Boston, MA an Executive Certificate in Non-Profit Management and a Certificate in Strategy and Performance Management, both from Georgetown University and is currently completing an Executive Masters of Business Administration from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Please join us as we welcome Jennifer Roccanti to On My Own.

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Spring has sprung!

May 2, 2017

And great things are happening at OMO!

Members are enjoying their latest classes and outings.  Softball season has begun with conditioning and fundamentals on Monday nights.  Cooking and Exercise classes are on Tuesday nights.  The week continues on Wednesday nights when our Outreach Class and Independent Living classes meet and on Thursdays member are enjoying learning how to make their dollars stretch with Couponing followed by a Stress Management class.  Phew!  On the weekends, members have had fun at the Michigan Science Center, enjoyed the antics of the Harlem Globetrotters, toured the DIA, gone to a Tigers game, and look forward to a production at Meadowbrook Theatre and more!   A full schedule that’s for sure!

We’ve kicked off the 2017 Raffle!  Don’t forget to get your tickets to win a 2017 Chevy Cruze!  Click here to get your tickets (and the details).  The winning ticket will be drawn at our Golf Outing on June 22.  You don’t have to be present to win – but it would be a lot of fun to claim your prize in front of everyone! 🙂

Speaking of the Golf Outing – we have a new day of the week and a new location!  THURSDAY, June 22 at Boulder Pointe Golf Club in Oxford!  Join us!  This course is beautiful with wide fairways making it very friendly for recreational golfers.  We always have a great time!  Click here for all the details and to register online.

We have a Dine 2 Donate coming up on Tuesday, May 23 at Granite City.  Show your waiter this flier (click here) and 20% of your TOTAL tab will be donated back to OMO.  ALL three locations will honor this from 11:00 AM – 11:00 PM on Tuesday, May23.  Don’t forget to get your co-workers together and go for lunch too!  Please pass this along to your friends, family and co-workers – the more the merrier!

The Outreach Class is partnering with Woodside Bible Church again for another Games Night – Saturday, May 13 from 5:00-8:00 PM.  It’s a great night with basketball, volleyball, giant games, Bingo and more…including dinner!  Check out the flier here.

The Outreach Class has more plans for the summer and fall too!  A car wash will take place in early summer.  And plans are underway for the 2nd Annual OMO Eagles vs. Troy Fire Dept. softball game.  Stay tuned for more details!

Mark your calendar for a few more events… details coming soon!

Friday, August 11 – Join OMO, OUCARES, and Woodside Bible Church for an evening at Jimmy John’s Field!

Saturday, August 19 – Thanks to the Rich family and their friends, The Stand in Birmingham is hosting a Dream Cruise party benefitting OMO!

Saturday, October 14 – Don’t miss out on OMO’s Gala Fundraiser!

We’re working our way to 1000 “Likes” on Facebook!  This is the place to go to see the latest pictures and updates on the exciting activities at OMO!  Are you on Facebook? Why not?!  Please “like” us and ask your friends to like us too!  We’re at 327 likes right now….help us get to 500 by July 4th!  Our members celebrate Independence every day!

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Vroom! Vroom!

April 24, 2017

Can you imagine driving around town in a great new car this summer?  Or how about some jingle in your pocket? 
We’re kicking off the 2017 Raffle and this year’s Grand Prize is… (drum roll please)

2017 Chevy Cruze* 
50/50 Cash prize**

Click here to purchase tickets!
* 2 year lease, 20,000 miles, winner must qualify for financing with GM Financial
** Maximum prize $3,000

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