Success Stories

  • Many years ago, Kristin’s parents never thought their daughter would be living independently and be surrounded by friends. Kristin was born with Down Syndrome.  However, when Kristin was 27 and had aged out of the . . .

  • The pieces of Jeff Guthrie’s life are falling into place. He has been a member of On My Own for several years and feels more confident every day. He lives in his own apartment and . . .

  • Kaye has been a member of On My Own for 20 years and lives independently with a roommate that has become one of her closest friends. She has many friends and consistently makes her own . . .

  • If you ask Drew what his disability is, he’ll tell you “I’m left handed”. Drew has Autism, and just like every parent, his parents decided they were going to give him the best life they . . .

  • Mike was living in his own apartment, but he was lonely and didn’t feel comfortable interacting with others. He and his parents were searching for programs to help Mike increase his social skills. On My . . .

  • “I grew up in Missouri living with my family. Then I moved into a group home in Mississippi when I was in my twenties.  After several years, I wanted to move to Michigan to follow . . .

  • Becky has always been very close to her parents. Throughout her childhood, they taught her many skills and gave her plenty of support. But, as Becky got older, she dreamed of having a steady job . . .

  • Dave is an energetic, humorous guy. He loves telling jokes to make his friends and family laugh. It is hard to believe that at one time he was new to On My Own and hardly . . .

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