Where We've Been...
In 2005, Marty and Randy Owens realized the necessity of a home for handicapped young adults. They had no idea the lengths that they would go to to make this a reality, nor did they suspect the number of people who would become involved with the project. As Randy stated, “When Our Neighbor took shape in our hearts, we planned on one house.” It didn’t take long for mother and son to discover the deep desire of so many families to find a place such as Randy’s House for their own children. These homes are a double blessing – not only do they give the residents independence, but their families can have the peace of knowing that their adult children are leading meaningful lives.
Where We Are...
As of 2015, Our Neighbor, Inc. supports 15 residents in five homes. Through both private & public funding, volunteer efforts, an incredibly dedicated staff, a tireless board of directors, and the efforts of our residents, ONI offers a broad range of support for disabled young adults. At present, our services include: Housing, employment & resume building, networking & referrals to additional resources, volunteer opportunities, social & legislative advocates, support for families, as well as social activities.
Where We'll Go...
The long-term goals of Our Neighbor include serving as a model for other
communities. By proving that an independent community-sourced organization is
capable of providing comfortable & meaningful lives to disabled persons - at
a fraction of the cost of institutionalized treatment - we can work to bring
Georgia up from its present ranking as 49th in the nation for care of the