Our Mother’s Home has a one year vision to fulfill a need that has been long overdue. The question we are most frequently asked is “what happens when our teen moms turn 18?”. Currently, we have a small room reserved for our residents when they turn 18, as they are no longer allowed to share a room or bathroom once they legally become adults. However, our mission is to empower our teen moms and we simply are not doing them justice by having no transitional living space. When our residents turn 18, they are seeking long-awaited independence and while they may not be completely ready to be on their own, financially, emotionally, and mentally, they often opt to leave Our Mother’s Home simply because our current transitional living situation is not ideal for true independence. They still must share all amenities (kitchen, living, dining, etc.) with the under 18 residents and they do not have access to leave the home without passing the administration offices. Our vision is to create a capital campaign that will allow us to find a new facility that will accommodate our current residential teen mother mentored living programming and services, along with adding transitional living space for our residents ages 18-21. We want them to be successful and we know that by giving them the independence that they have so desired but still allowing them to slowly transition and use our resources, they have a much higher chance for success. This new facility would also incorporate a larger Educational Center so that our programs like group parenting, relationship therapy, tutoring, ages and stages, etc. will have the most potential to be successful and include up-to-date technology so that our residents can thrive. We also plan to have a daycare facility that separates itself from the shared living area so that our residents can focus on their education and our babies have the best adolescent developmental conditions.
Our goal is to raise $1.75 million dollars so that we can find a larger facility to support more of our teen mothers as they age out of the foster care system. This is no easy task! If you, or someone you know would like to be a part of helping us fulfill our mission, please see the sponsorship and naming rights opportunities. You may also schedule a time to talk with our Executive Director, Alicia Miller, at [email protected] to discuss how you can become more involved with our vision!