“Empowering people to grow from crisis to hope.”

Our Services

Family Crisis Network

~ Care & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault ~

Family & Children First

RAFT Supervised Visitation Center

~ Local Safe Haven for Supervised Visits & Safe Exchanges ~

Family Crisis Network

Direct Services & Referral

~ Assistance & Support During Times of Need ~

RAFT

Family Crisis Network

~ Care & Advocacy for Victims of Domestic Violence or Sexual Assault ~

Family Crisis Network
Direct Services & Referral

~ Assistance & Support During Times of Need ~

Family & Children First

RAFT Supervised Visitation Center

~ Local Safe Haven for Supervised Visits & Safe Exchanges ~

RAFT

Recent Stories

 

Mercer County Civic Foundation: 2021 Grants

The Mercer County Civic Foundation hosted a breakfast earlier this month for its 2021 grant recipients. Among its beneficiaries were Program Coordinators for Our Home Family Resource Center‘s Direct Services Program, RAFT Supervised Visitation Program, and Family...

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Save These Dates: Empty Bowls Mercer County 2022

Our Home Family Resource Center's signature fundraiser returns in 2022! Save Theses Dates: “Create A Bowl” painting marathon will be Saturday, January 29th at Brew Nation in Celina; and, the “Dinner & Auction” event will be Saturday, April 2nd at American Legion...

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Mercer County Angel Tree 2021 Is Underway

Each year, Mercer County Angel Tree provides about 2500 gifts to over 800 Mercer County children, largely due to the incredible support of our community. We hope that you are able to join us in our effort this year by becoming an "Angel" for a local child this...

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Winter Warmth Day 2021: Thank You Donors!!

Thanks, Mercer County, for making “Winter Warmth Day 2021” a success! And, a shoutout to Agape (St. Marys), McSports, Romers (St. Henry) and Mercer County Senior Citizens for lending us coat racks. If you know someone who still needs a coat please encourage them to...

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New Program Coordinator: RAFT Supervised Visitation Center

Our Home Family Resource Center announces the recent hiring of Heidi Hood as coordinator of the RAFT Supervised Visitation Center. Heidi comes into this role after serving over 10 years as Human Resource Specialist for Army National Guard. Her educational background...

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Winter Warmth Day 2021: October 30th

Each year hundreds of Mercer County children and adults receive coats, hats or gloves on Winter Warmth Day! If you are able ... please consider donating new (and like new) coats, hats, and gloves to this year’s coat drive. We have collection boxes at businesses and...

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Our Home Family Resource Center

Our Home Family Resource Center is a family of programs, sharing a concern for strengthening individuals and families in Mercer County, Ohio. The primary function of Our Home is to provide a central entry point through which people in Mercer County can find and receive support during times of need. Our Home is a Non-Profit Organization that provides support and services to income eligible residents of Mercer County, Ohio. The programs of Our Home include Family Crisis Network, Direct Services & Referral, and RAFT Visitation Center. Our Home Vision: Empowering people to grow from crisis to hope. Mission Statement: We assist people in their time of need, motivate them to develop and achieve their goals, and inspire their confidence and self-sufficiency.
Our Home Family Resource Center
Our Home Family Resource Center
There are lots of ways to get children involved in kitchen while keeping safety top of mind.

🚨Discuss safety rules in the kitchen while enjoying time together. Teach your children to wash their hands before handling foods, explain appropriate ways to handle raw meat, demonstrate safe knife-handling skills, and talk about navigating hot surfaces. ALWAYS supervise young children in the kitchen, AND establish a rule to ask permission before cooking in the kitchen.🚨

Here are some age-appropriate tasks to get children of all ages involved in the kitchen:

Preschool (2 to 5 years)
• Stirring
• Rinsing fruits and vegetables
• Snapping green beans
• Measuring ingredients
• Mashing soft foods
• Cutting with a blunt knife

Early elementary (6 to 8 years)
• Grating cheese
• Forming cookies and patties
• Peeling onions and garlic
• Breaking eggs
• Kneading dough
• Light chopping with round-end steak knife

Preteens (9 to 12 years)
• Planning and preparing basic lunches, meals and snacks
• Cooking soup
• Using a food processor
• Using a chef's knife
• Putting foods in the oven and removing them
• Baking quick breads and muffins

Teenagers (13 to 16 years)
• Using all kitchen appliances, including outdoor grills
• Developing knife skills to chop, dice and mince
• Driving to the store and buying groceries
• Marinating foods
• Sautéing and pan-frying foods

From: https://www.childrens.com/health-wellness/cooking-safety-rules
Graphic: KidsEatRight.org #childsafetyandprotection #childdevelopment #safety #parentingtips #parenting101 #momslife #dadslife
Our Home Family Resource Center
Our Home Family Resource Center
A special thanks to the Stammen Insurance team and the clients of Stammen Insurance for their generous donation. It's organizations like you that help make what we do possible.

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