As you consider whether On My Own of Michigan is right for you, it's important for you to know how we approach our work. That's where The OMO Way comes in.
The OMO Way is our organizational philosophy for how we approach the work of making independent living possible for people with developmental disabilities.
Our work is:
- guided by our members,
- grounded in accepting our members as they are,
- collaborative (we do things with our members, not for them), and
- focused on increasing independence and decreasing dependency on others.
Our work is also guided by our beliefs about what independent living should include for people with developmental disabilities:
- the same freedom of choice and lifestyle that adults without disabilities experience, including the freedom to make mistakes and choices that others might not approve of,
- right-sized support from others to maintain a high-quality of life, and
- freedom from intrusive monitoring and control by others.
Our programs are open to people who:
- have a developmental disability
- are motivated to live independently
- can stay safe without 1:1 supervision
- can complete tasks without constant prompting
- do not have a recent history of self harm or violence towards others
- can manage their daily living activities independently
- can reliably and accurately communicate their needs
- can use basic technology
- can learn and retain skills
Our programs are focused on delivering three primary outcomes:
- successful long-term independent living,
- stable competitive wage employment, and
- a high quality of life.