The On My Own of Michigan® Independent Living Program provides support to people with developmental disabilities who are either actively preparing for the transition to independent living or who are already living on their own.
Please note, our Independent Living Program does not include housing.
All members of our Skill Building Program are eligible to participate in our Independent Living Program. Members of our Independent Living Program must also be enrolled in our Skill Building Program.
Our Independent Living Program is designed to provide you with the customized support you need to begin the transition to and maintain successful independent living.
If you're thinking about living on your own or are currently living on your own but need a bit more support, our Independent Living Program may be right for you!
Independent Living Program support is provided, on average, for one hour per week, though is dependent on where you are on your journey to independent living. Members who are successfully maintaining their independence may have support meetings every-other-week or monthly.
Most of our members meet with their support staff during traditional business hours (Monday through Friday, 9 am - 5 pm), though you'll create the schedule that works best for you and your support staff when you begin receiving services.
In addition to a weekly meeting, members of our Independent Living Program are also invited to attend regular group meetings with their peers and also have access to our 24/7 emergency phone line to help them through non-life threatening situations that may be unfamiliar or anxiety-producing.
Finally, families of members in our Independent Living Program are also provided assistance in creating a long-term plan to answer the important question: "what will happen when I'm no longer around?"
The Independent Living Program costs $250 per month. This is in addition to the Skill Building Program cost of $275 per month, as all Independent Living Program members must also join our Skill Building Program. In total, full membership is $525 per month.
Some members may be able to have their $250 Independent Living Program cost covered by Medicaid through Community Living Services of Oakland County.
If you're already a member of our Skill Building Program, no application is needed. Just talk to a member of our staff and we'll get you started!
If you aren't yet a member of our Skill Building Program, please follow the application instructions for joining that program first.