Helping Foster Children In Their Time Of Need
We understand life can have trials and tribulations. As a certified vendor for DHR it is our main goal to provide services for children in foster care. We have a number of mentoring programs tailored to the needs of our children. Mentors include people who have been in foster care, paid professional mentors, as well as dedicated volunteers.Academic Mentoring:Our children are set back educationally every time they experience placement change or other traumatic event. Most of them are never at one school long enough to adjust. We have highly trained professionals to help them reach their full academic potential. We are committed to supporting each child in their quest to succeed to the best of their ability. Success in school is the key to success in life. We have a number of mentoring programs tailored to the needs of our children. Mentors include people who have been in foster care , paid professional mentors as well as dedicated volunteers.
Studies show that young people with mentors are 52% less likely to skip school and 32% less likely to act out violently.
May 19, 2015 · The states with the lowest share of kids in group homes were Oregon, Kansas, Maine and Washington, where the numbers were 5 percent or less. In four states — West Virginia, Wyoming, Rhode Island and Colorado — the share of children and teenagers placed in group homes topped 25 percent. The highest was in Colorado, at 35 percent.
Currently in Alabama, there are approximately 6000 children in foster care. Some simply need foster care for a matter of days. Others may need foster care until they are reunited with their biological family or a plan is made for them to be adopted. All of these children share the need for a caring and committed family that can bring them the future they deserve.
We are a 501(c)(3) Charitable Organization. We offer parenting classes as well, for more information contact us at 256-715-6694.
Certified instructor, Paula Erskine. Ms. Erskine also holds a youth mental health first aid, and domestic violence certificate, and a certified parent instructors certificate. Our parenting classes are Monday-Friday and every other Saturday. Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm, or 1pm-4pm. Every other Saturday 9:30am-12:30pm.
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DHR Certified Vendor
Our intention is to develop programs that assist foster children transition from foster care back to their loved ones care. We focus on every child’s strength and the possibility of their future.
Is to meet the physical, emotional, psychological, and developmental of every child. We are committed to meeting the needs of hurting children by offering hope and healing to enable them to mature in all areas of their lives.
Duffle bags for our teens
Luggage Sets for our Pre-Teen and Younger
Back 2 School Supplies
At-Risk Afterschool Care-CMA-Accepted
USDA Food Program
Foster Parent/Parents Bereavement Fund
Foster Parent/Parents, Kinship Burial Assistance Program. Foster families who are in need of assistance for the proper burial of a deceased foster child newborn to 21 years of age. Please be advised that OMWH, INC. does not provide financial assistance for funeral service fees.In-Kind Donations:FlowersHeadstonesMarkersUrns
Mental Health Care
Mental Health First Aid
Provided By: Vantage Point Behavioral Health, LLC.
Certified Vendor- Ala
Luke 6: 38
Hebrews 13: 16Our Core Values
We are committed to the following:
- Demonstrate Forgiveness
- Patience to those we serve
If you like to donate please do so by pushing the donate button. We are a 501 (c)(3) Charitable organization.
Meet Our Team
ON MY WAY HOME FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES. is comprised of kindhearted people who are passionate about helping foster children in the community.
They come from different backgrounds, yet are one in their aim of providing assistance to foster children and fosters parents with little or no financial resources. They have had years of volunteer work through church and helping those in need.
Paula Erskine, Founder/CEO
A native of Huntsville, Alabama, Paula has a nonprofit management and consultant certifications and A-Z Grant Writing certification from the J.F. Drake State Technical College and she received a h.c. doctorate degree in ministry. She has one daughter and three grandchildren. Aside from her ministry, she also loves to travel .Paula will be receiving a humanitarian award on march 31, 2018. Paula is also the proud owner of P&T Nonprofit management & Consulting Firm. As of April 5, 2018 Paula received her bereavement coordinator certification. Paula is pursuing her degree in mental health & substances use disorder counseling.
Patricia Mitchell, Executive Secretary
Patricia has an Advertising Marketing Certification and a BS. Degree in Social Work. She hails from Dothan Alabama, and has one daughter and a grandson. In her spare time she loves to travel and feeds the less fortunate in her community twice per month.
Lillian Jackson, Vice President
Lillian hails from Huntsville Alabama, she has four children., Five grand children, and five great grandchildren. She retired from the Huntsville City Schools System, and in her spare time she loves to attend church, travel and spend time with her family.
They all have big hearts, and love working with children and families from all walks of life.
Tyrone Copeland, Treasurer
Tyrone is a retired army lieutenant colonel who served the country for 24 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland and an MBA from Central Michigan University.
Tyrone hails from Pennsylvania and loves spending time with his family. He holds a senior logistician position at Redstone Arsenal in Alabama.
Organizations With Kindred Spirits
ON MY WAY HOME FAMILY & COMMUNITY SERVICES in Huntsville, Alabama appreciates all the help it can get from big-hearted individuals and organizations. Here, we share the same passion—to provide assistance for and lend a hand to foster children, foster parents, Kinship, social workers.