Our Mother’s Home welcomes Alicia Miller as executive director
Miller’s nonprofit leadership and passion for female empowerment a good fit
FORT MYERS, Fla. — Our Mother’s Home (OMH) has recently hired Alicia Miller to fulfill the role of Executive Director. Miller will lead the organization in achieving its mission of helping teen mothers and their children transition from foster care to stable, productive lives by breaking the cycle of generational poverty.
“We are taking Our Mother’s Home to the next level,” said Miller. “We want to be more than just a home for our girls. We want to offer them the educational resources and tools that they need to live successful, happy, safe and productive lives. We take pride in supporting these young women as they work toward living an independent life with their children. Each one of them has the potential for a bright and beautiful future, and we are proud to guide them on the right path.”
In her role, Miller will oversee the development of a new transitional home for young mothers who are aging out of the foster care system. Currently, OMH is unable to provide long-term housing for girls after they turn eighteen. This transitional home will allow young women and their children to have a safe space to live and additional support they may need as they age out of the system.
“The girls have already made a significant impact on me in the short time I have been in this role,” said Miller. “I often find myself thinking about them and their babies, and they have clearly already left their marks on my heart. I know I have found my perfect fit with this organization, and I look forward to the impact that we will make on the lives of these young women in our community.”
Miller’s extensive background in nonprofit leadership makes her the ideal fit for this position. Before joining OMH, Miller served as the Executive Director for The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center and the Adoption Specialist for The Children’s Network. She was named one of Gulfshore Business’ 40 under 40 in 2019, and she was recognized as the Cape Coral Community Foundation’s Executive Director of the Year in 2020.
“I am looking forward to our upcoming Women on the Rise event in October,” said Miller. “It’s a perfect opportunity for prominent, empowered women in the community to focus on their mental health and wellness and help Our Mother’s Home further our mission to empower young mothers and break the generational cycle of poverty.”
Miller continues to be heavily involved in the Southwest Florida community. She is an active member of the Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, a graduate of Leadership SWFL and is currently one of three 2021 Women in Business APEX finalists. Miller graduated from the University of Florida with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Secondary Education.
In her free time, Miller enjoys spending time with family, including her two young children and dog. She is an avid reader, and she considers herself a female empowerment enthusiast. She is also an advocate for American Sign Language and the deaf community.
To learn more about Our Mother’s Home or schedule a meeting with Alicia Miller, call 239-267-4663 or visit ourmothershome.org.
Our Mother’s Home
Our Mother’s Home (OMH) was founded in 2000 by Helen Coppage, a foster parent who saw the need for a dedicated residential program to allow teenage mothers and their babies to remain together as mother and child. The organization provides a safe environment and transition for teen mothers (ages 11-21) and their children from foster care and human trafficking to stable, happy, and productive lives by providing a nurturing home, education, parenting support, along with physical, mental and spiritual care. Since its launch, more than 400 mothers and children have benefited from Our Mother’s Home Mentored Living Program, successfully preserving families, transitioning young mothers to self-sufficiency, and saving the lives of children by avoiding their re-entry into foster care. This unique home is the only one of its kind in Southwest Florida. For more information, call 239-267-4663 or visit ourmothershome.org.