Our Family Orphan Communities, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Environment, Homeless & Housing, Human Services

Location: PO Box 906 Alamosa CO 81101 USA

Mission: To create economically self-sufficient, environmentally green, high-technology based Communities in which orphans live in a family, have surrogate parents and grandparents, receive healthcare, continue their education, learn computer skills, participate in social & recreational activities, receive job skills training and have an opportunity to attend college so they are better prepared for their and their country’s future.
Results: Our master plan for the Orphan Community-Mexico has been completed by the University of Colorado College of Architecture. We are meeting with the First Lady of Durango Mexico and other state government officials to discuss implementation of the Orphan Community in their state.
Target demographics: Orphans with no extended family between the ages of infant and 16 years.
Geographic areas served: Mexico & South America
Programs: Orphan Community-Mexico Currently investigating other countries including Vietnam; Liberia; Argentina and others.
2010 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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I personally have known Robert (Bob), for several years now, and he not flinched even once at accomplishing this amazing idea. The idea of Our Orphan Communities stunned me when I first saw the project, as it was an idea that I had in my head for the longest time. Difference of course was Robert was (is) actively making it happen, but that this added element of the adopting the children from these areas was what really solidified this idea in my mind. If you are looking for an organization that WILL change not only the lives of children every where but also the local populace then this is it! O.F.O.C is Absolutely Revolutionary!

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The sustainable solution apparent in this organization insures that a community is answering the needs of families, children, and economic development all in one neat package.

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Definitely

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Life-changing

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2011

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When I got a call from Bob Miller, the Executive Director, to consider Board membership with OFOC, it was a very easy decision for me to make. Although I count myself as one of the lucky few, my background growing up in a single parent home in a third world country was always filled with images of what life would otherwise have been. I have since been passionate about efforts to empower orphaned and under privileged children to achieve more from their lives. The OFOC model is well articulated and I believe that with its emphasis on sustainable projects and the family unit closely adapted into existing communities, it will go a long way in positively impacting the lives of many.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the extent of articulation put into the planning process.

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About every week

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2010-1-01

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The Executive Director approached me to become a member for this great non-profit back in January of this year. The concept brings together three ideas that I am passionate about. First - I was adopted as a child. I realize that had my circumstances been slightly different, I easily could have ended up in a group home. This organization is going to give Orphans the home with true parents that I am so lucky to have. Second - the support model for this project is different that the donation model that so many non profits rely on. Our model is truly self sustaining and can be replicated anywhere there is arable land. Lastly - this project is heavy on teaching resident job and life skills so they can be successful throughout their lives. It truly is about

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity to make the lives of children better through my service.

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About every week

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2010-4-01

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I helped bob traslate on the web site for the orphan communities I have helped in anything i can i think this is a great project i'm thankful for bob as a mexican native it fills me with joy to see lots of people involved in this project the planning the organization it self is a great, i know that once everyone looks at the website it will want to help them.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

i think if this organization had 10 million dollars it would change lots of childrens life's i think orphan communities would be able not to only have one community but maybe two!! just think how many children can have a good home with parents,

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2010-4-01

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Meeting Bob Miller has provided my company (db Atelier, LLC Architecture and Interiors) an opportunity to help fulfill a dream of Bob's that he has been steadfastly working toward for many years. His passion and desire to help orphans is infectious, and we couldn't help but want to join his cause! We have been providing Architectural Design and Master Planning services since our first meeting around a year ago, and have just completed a new design for the house's that will be built as part of the first phase of construction. Bob's dream of providing communities for orphans is becoming a reality, and we are truly excited to be a part of his dream.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

excited to be a part of such an exciting project!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

provide communities for orphans all of the world!

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About every month

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2010-4-01

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I have been working with Bob Miller of Our Family Orphans Communities, Inc, now for a year and have learned what hard work it takes to make a dream become a reality. I have been honored that Bob has chosen my company, db Atelier Architecture and Interiors, to help. With our background in architectural and environmental design,and being LEED Accredited Professionals we bring a new level of expertise to the project. On the design portion of this project we are working hard to make the Our Family Orphans Communities concept as self sustaining as possible. With everything from local materials for the building, to the community having the opportunity to grow their own food, OFOC's big picture will in the end be a great example to the world on how a project with a small budget, can still go green in big ways.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the design concepts of Our Family Orphan Communities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

make Bob Miller's dream become a reality, and help hundreds of orphans in Mexico receive family stability and a bright future, as well as be a great example to the world on how a community such as this can be self sustainable and economically feasible.

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About every month

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2010-4-01

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For 32 years I was a federal employee. I was a research scientist, director of a federal lab, served a adjunct faculty at several universities and was assigned as part of the Graduate Faculty at Texas Tech University. My federal experience carried me to sites around the world as well as throughout this country. I have held elected office in several national and international scientific organizations. My long-term interest and research has been with integration of aquaculture and ag-based businesses to eliminate waste by recycling resources. I have formed new companies since I retired from the feds in 2003. I have volunteered with Habitat for Humanity and other service organizations. This project attracts my interest especially because I have traveled throughout Mexico as part of US and Mexico joint research projects. While there I have seen the need for the opportunities offered by Our Family Orphans Communities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

develop a self sustaining orphanage supported by integrated ag businesses. It could become a model replicated around the world. The concept is very similar to the Sustainable Environmental and Economic Development (SEED) Parks.

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About every six months

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2009-12-01

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I've been involved with the organization for the last couple of months. Since the first time I heard about the project I knew it was a wonderful MEGA project to be involved with. If the organization can implement this first community successfully. That would be a major goal that could be replicated all over the world. So the impact for helping many orphans/families around the world with the self sustained green communities would be an example for the rest of our communities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

move faster to implement and reach the goals of creating its first community in Mexico and hopefully beyond

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About every week

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2009-1-01

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I am so impressed with the all encompassing mission of this organization. The simple premise - to create a new paradigm for orphan care by raising orphans in family homes instead of institutions - expanded to include the creation of economically self sufficient and environmentaly sustainable communities which provide food, shelter, jobs and education to people in need, is so powerful. I am telling everyone I know about this organization and can feel the excitement building.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Partner with international governments all over the world to help create sustainable and targeted change benefiting orphans, the environment, communities and other people in need.

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About every week

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2010-4-01

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