Changes related to COVID-19

As of March 13th, the On Our Own house is temporarily closed while we learn how to safely manage the coronavirus. We are being cautious to protect members with health issues.

Update – April 11, 2019

The building is closed but On Our Own is still operating. Staff are working from home and we are organizing ways to support each other while the house is closed. We will re-open the house when testing is widely available and we know how to safely operate. We will do this as soon as possible. You can find more information about COVID-19 safety at the CDC “How to Protect Yourself” web page.

How we are supporting each other:

  • On Our Own has setup virtual meetings for member support.  Click here for the schedule.
  • Daily phone calls to members from peer support specialists.
  • Food from the pantry. Call us in advance!
  • Peer-to-peer support by phone.
  • Contact us if you would like updates by text message or Facebook.


Welcome to On Our Own!

On Our Own Charlottesville offers a safe space for those are struggling with life challenges due to trauma, mental illness, addiction, or any interruption to your best well-being.  If you find yourself in need of support, a place to lay your worries, a place to be understood, or just a place to sit with other folks in safety and comfort during this difficult time, we invite to come in.  Our services are always free and our hearts are always open.

Our Mission:​

To provide mutual support, self-help, advocacy, education, information and referral services for individuals who acknowledge having significant problems in their lives due to mental health challenges and who are seeking to take responsibility for their own growth and recovery while supporting each other. We actively advocate for positive change within the traditional mental health system.