As you consider whether On My Own of Michigan is right for you, it's important 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 includes:
- 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 as needed to maintain a high-quality of life, and
- freedom from intrusive monitoring and control by others.
As we help young adults achieve independence, we look to partner with families who:
- have been working alongside their young adult to develop independent living skills,
- are willing to support the independent living goals of their young adult,
- are ready to let go of some control over their young adult's life,
- are ready for their young adult to make mistakes and experience natural consequences, and
- are willing to remain present in the life of their young adult and provide appropriate support as needed.
We're the one-stop independent living shop for people with developmental disabilities.
We provide the critical momentum, safe community, and right-sized support necessary for people with developmental disabilities to successfully live on their own.
When you work with us, you can rest assured you've found the solution for long-term independence.
Our programs are open to people who:
- have a developmental disability
- want to participate in our programs
- 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 supporting three primary outcomes:
- successful long-term independent living,
- stable competitive wage employment, and
- a high quality of life.
Each program supports these outcomes differently though, so check out our program pages and logic model for more information.