Wellness and Recovery
On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc.
On Our Own of Montgomery County, Inc. is a Wellness and Recovery Center that empowers diverse individuals with mental health challenges by enhancing self-esteem and quality of life. With help from Peer Support Specialists who have experienced mental health challenges we foster an environment for personal recovery.
We are an independent center located in a large remodeled colonial home in Gaithersburg.
OOOMC is not a clinical office - we do not offer housing or shelter.
Members come when they need social support or want to enjoy the company of others
Our mission is to promote wellness and recovery.
We challenge the stigma of mental illness through sharing our experiences.
We advocate for justice and equality in Maryland and Montgomery County legislation.
Our annual dues are only $10.
People come to On Our Own for a variety of reasons. We seek to meet people where they are and meet their needs, interests and goals. Some come primarily for social acceptance and support; some to learn new tools and skills, and some to do fun and enjoyable activities. We welcome mental health consumers from all walks of life, whether working full-time or unemployed and homeless.
We have written resources on services, benefits and programs of relevance and importance to many consumers and can help consumers find many more via the internet. On Our Own provides referrals to programs that help members obtain:
Food Computers Job Placement Assistance Substance Abuse Treatment Health Care Other Services
“Some of the things I like about On Our Own are that people are very understanding and give good positive feedback. (OOOMC) has a good structure to stimulate the brain.” Current Member March 2014
“I’d like to heartfully thank OOO staff and volunteers for all your support” Current OOOMC Member
“You were there when I need to laugh. I could have gone daft. Where would I be without you? A thank you is due. Someplace to come when I’m more than blue. Your spirit is true. I love you.” Current OOOMC Member