Fort Myers, FL



What We Do

Empowering Young Mothers: 

Transforming Lives Through Our Mentored Living Program

At Our Mother’s Home, we’re on a mission to transform the lives of young mothers who have experienced the foster care and human trafficking systems. Through our Mentored Living Program, we provide a nurturing environment where these courageous young women receive the support, guidance, and resources they need to break the cycle of poverty and neglect for themselves and their babies.

Our Case Managers play a pivotal role in supporting Our Mother’s Home’s Mentored Living Program, ensuring that each young mother receives comprehensive and personalized assistance to thrive. Here’s how our Mentored Living Program works:

Tailored Service Plans

Each young mother is provided with a tailored Service Plan outlining the array of services available through Our Mother’s Home. This plan addresses various needs such as medical appointments for both mother and baby, dental and vision care, educational enrollment and support, psychological evaluations, therapy sessions, and substance abuse or anger management counseling if necessary.

Educational Empowerment

Many young mothers in the foster care system face educational challenges due to neglect or frequent moves. Case Managers assist in enrolling the mothers in educational programs like the Young Parents Education Program (YPEP) and provide ongoing support including attending Individualized Education Program (IEP) meetings, arranging tutoring sessions, and ensuring academic progress.

Life Skills Development

Through workshops and hands-on learning experiences, residents gain essential life skills such as nutrition education, time management, financial literacy, apartment leasing, cooking, and driving, empowering them to become self-sufficient.

Parenting Classes and Support

Our Mother’s Home prioritizes parenting education, providing mandatory parenting classes for all residents to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to raise their children in a nurturing and supportive environment.

Promoting Normalcy

Our Case Managers facilitate normalcy activities such as holiday celebrations, birthday parties, community engagement, and sports activities, fostering a supportive and enriching environment for the young mothers and their children.

Health and Wellness

At Our Mother’s Home, we prioritize the holistic well-being of our residents and their children, recognizing that physical and mental health are interconnected. Residents benefit from a comprehensive array of health services tailored to their needs, including regular medical check-ups for both themselves and their babies.

Monitoring and Reporting

Case Managers provide monthly progress reports to referring agencies, keeping them informed about the young mothers’ progress in achieving the goals outlined in their Service Plans. This ensures accountability and alignment with the program’s objectives.

Transition Support

Residents receive assistance with transitioning to independent living, including resume writing, job applications, interview preparation, and access to resources such as Dress for Success for professional attire.

At Our Mother’s Home, we are more than just a shelter. We are a community—a family—dedicated to nurturing the potential of every young woman who walks through our doors.

Fostering Bright Futures

Since founding Our Mother’s Home in 2000, we’ve witnessed the journeys of countless girls who fall into two distinct categories: those new to the foster care system and those who have been navigating its complexities for years. For the latter, our support systems are familiar, and they adapt quickly to the group home environment. But for those new to the system, fear and uncertainty cloud their days. They may cry, hoping for a swift return to their families—a hope often dashed by the realities of a system that grants families up to 12 months to reunify.

This is where Our Mother’s Home steps in. As part of our “Mentored Living Program”, we craft individualized Service Plans tailored to each girl’s needs, ensuring they have access to essential services such as medical and dental care, educational support, and counseling. Many of these young women have been neglected, missing out on basic healthcare and education. We bridge these gaps, advocating for their well-being at every turn.

Education is a cornerstone of our program. Most of our teens participate in the Young Parents Education Program (YPEP), where we provide ongoing support, from enrollment to tutoring to advocating for their individual educational needs. We understand that education is not just about academics but also about life skills—skills that empower them to build a better future for themselves and their children.

But our support doesn’t end there. We offer parenting classes, counseling, and assistance with independent living skills, preparing them for the challenges of adulthood. From resume writing to interview skills, from financial literacy to navigating the complexities of higher education, we equip them with the tools they need to succeed.

By donating to Our Mother’s Home, you’re not just giving them a handout, but a hand up towards a brighter future. Join us in breaking the cycle of poverty and neglect, one family at a time. Together, we can make a lasting impact and empower these young mothers to create a better life for themselves and their babies.

Donate today and be a part of their journey toward a brighter tomorrow.

Do you believe in our mission to break the cycle and empower these young women and children?

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