In 1991, Christina Young moved into her own home with the help of her parents, Richard and Joan Young. Christina moved out of her parents home into a group home where she lived for a number of years. Her journey of independence continued as she decided she would like to move into her own home and live by herself. She had decided that her privacy was something she valued. This sparked an initiative which led to the formation of “My Own Home”.
Christina passed away in 2018, but the initiative that led her to independence remains. Today, My Own Home continues to provide housing for disadvantaged individuals. Single family homes are located in the Edison neighborhood or nearby, and administratively supported by Community Living Options.
For additional information about My Own Home, please contact Patrice Smith at 269-343-6355, Monday – Friday 8:30am to 5pm.