Mailing List

Mailing List

Who we are.

On My Own of Michigan is a member-centered nonprofit organization that was founded in 1997 by a group of parents of young adults with developmental disabilities. In our twenty years of service to the Oakland County community, we’ve helped more than 100 individuals achieve and maintain a life of independence.

Our role (and mission) is to help make the transition to, and maintenance of, independent living a smoother journey for you and your family. We’re here to help you live the life of your dreams.

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The Family Fun Bowl is one of our most popular events! Bring your whole family and spend the morning bowling and having fun with us!

Attention golfers! Our annual Golf Outing takes place in June and includes a full day of golf, lunch, dinner, drinks and camaraderie! Non golfers can join in the fun for the evening.

Join us for our Gala Fundraiser each fall. You will enjoy an elegant evening dedicated to enriching the lives of our members.

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Success Stories

On My Own of Michigan’s purpose is to build and maintain the ability of members to live independently, and to help members grow long-lasting peer friendships. We provide the tools and skills that are needed to support our members in the transition from dependency to self-sufficiency. When given the opportunity, experience, and appropriate supports, they become active members of the community.

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News and Updates

Dream Builders

June 12, 2019

Each month, On My Own provides support to members like Chris.

It’s because of your generous support that we’re able to help Chris live the life of his dreams.  And today, we’re inviting you to join a new group of special supporters, our Dream Builders, to help us grow and help even more members realize their dreams.

When you sign up to be a Dream Builder and donate monthly, you will have an enormous positive impact on the lives of our members.

For just $10 per month – the cost of one lunch, On My Own can provide a week of 24/7 emergency care for a member.

For just $20 per month – the cost of a night at the movies, we can provide a member with a skill-building workshop or social outing.

And for $61 per month ($1 for each member) we can provide a week of one-on-one support to one member.

We depend on donations to make sure we can provide these valuable services to our members each month. Will you continue to support our members by joining the Dream Builders?

It’s easy to become a Dream Builder today!

  • Call us (248 649 3739 ext. 221 or 223) with your credit card number and we will charge your card each month (this is the easiest option), or
  • Set up a recurring donation on our website (instructions below), or
  • Set up a recurring payment through your bank.

Sign up for a recurring donation here.  Use the drop down menu to select your donation amount. When you reach the last page for checkout, and scroll down to the gray shaded box, you will have the opportunity to select recurring payment.  From the drop down menu, please select “monthly” and indicate the amount of months (i.e. 12 months).  (Sorry this is so confusing – we’re working on changing that!  Feel free to call us with your credit card number if this is too much for you!  248 649 3739 ext. 221 or 223)

Thank you! We look forward to sharing how your generosity impacts our members’ lives.

P.S.  When you join the Dream Builders by June 25, you will be entered into a drawing to win a year of free flowers or plants from English Gardens.

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Thank you!

February 20, 2019

What a year!

Thank you so much for your generosity in 2018. At On My Own of Michigan, we strengthened and expanded our programs to meet the changing needs of our community.

Because of you, 62 members like Nick had access to high-quality classes to develop their skills, social opportunities to build and strengthen friendships, and one-on-one support they need to live the life of their dreams.

Nick P has been a member at OMO for 11 ½ years. Nick enjoys the trips, classes, and outings offered to our members. He is actively involved on our softball and bowling teams, and Member Council. He’s even made a triple play in softball!

Check out Nick’s video to see what life would be like without OMO!


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Dementia Assessment and Next Steps

February 13, 2019

Join us for this FREE training session!

All are welcome: Social workers, students, educators, caregivers, families, etc.

Please RSVP to Rachel at (248) 649-3739, ext. 228 or

Free Social Work CEUs are available for each training session.
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