Project Oz | Bloomington, IL
Miki Rutledge has been the Maternity Group Home Specialist at Project Oz in Bloomington, IL since 2015, serving 18-23-year-old mothers experiencing homelessness. Her role in the transitional housing program provides opportunities for pregnant and parenting youth to reach their full potential by becoming increasingly self-sufficient through individual and group case management. Miki first began her professional career as a high school teacher and later found her passion to empower and connect with youth through human services. She has worked with low income, at-risk youth for over 10 years and has developed a strong network of supportive community partners. Miki’s passion for making a difference in the lives of teen moms stems from her personal experiences, and she continues leading by example while raising her daughter, a 19-year-old college student-athlete.