On Our Own
On Our Own in Commercial Appeal
On Our Own founder and President, Jillian Sweet was recently featured in a Commercial Appeal article, Women to Watch. We are very proud to have Jillian helping to spread the word to the Memphis area about OOO. Check out the article: Women to Watch
Stay tuned! We will be planning the 2015 events this week and send an email out to our e-mail distribution lists and create events on Facebook. The events will be bi-monthly and begin in March. Looking forward to seeing everyone again!
On Our Own of Memphis was founded in January 2009 and officially became a 501(c)3 in April 2009. The purpose of On Our Own is to hold social activities that increase independence, community involvement, and quality of life for young adults with developmental disabilities. This is done primarily through social interaction led by group mentoring. Our group members are between the ages of 15-30 and live with a broad range of physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. We discovered that these young adults living in the Memphis area do not have social opportunities made available to them, especially when compared their peers who do not have disabilities. On Our Own events are designed to allow the members to interact with friends in social settings and without their parents’ presence. This encourages the members to sharpen social interaction skills in real life settings. Furthermore, these experiences play a critical role in the journey to independent living.
On Our Own of Memphis, Inc.
On Our Own members are young adults between the ages of 15 and 30 years old with physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities. They are unique and vibrant individuals who aspire to live an independent lifestyle.
On Our Own’s purpose is to plan and hold social activities to increase the independence, community involvement and quality of life for young adults with developmental disabilities through social interaction led by group mentoring.