Our History

At the age of 74, foster parent Helen Coppage saw the need for a dedicated residential program that would allow teenage foster mothers and their babies to remain together as mother and child; one that would teach them the additional skills they would need to be independent and self-sufficient parenting adults.

With seven years of profound determination, Our Mother’s Home of Southwest Florida, Inc. (OMH) became a reality; after being dedicated on Mother’s Day of 2000.  Helen passed away later in the same year at 81.

Since then over 200+ mothers and children have benefited from Our Mother’s Home Mentored Living Program at an 90% success rate of preserving families, transitioning foster mothers to self-sufficiency and saving the lives of children by avoiding their re-entry into foster care.