At the age of 74, foster parent Helen Coppage saw the need for a dedicated residential program that would allow teenage foster mothers and their babies to remain together as mother and child; one that would teach them the additional skills they would need to be independent and self-sufficient parenting adults.

With seven years of profound determination, Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc. (OMH) became a reality after being dedicated on Mother’s Day of 2000. Helen passed away later in the same year at age 81.

Since then, over 400+ mothers and children have benefited from the Our Mother’s Home Mentored Living Program, successfully preserving families, transitioning foster mothers to self-sufficiency, and saving the lives of children by avoiding their re-entry into foster care.

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