FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - “We all need to take action if we want to see a better world, better community and better Fort Wayne. We all need to take action.” That’s the philosophy for Francis Jomo, the President and CEO of Sky Point Social Service. He was originally born in Kenya, Africa but grew up right here in 21 Country.
He came to the US at the age of 13. At that time, Jomo began facing the challenges of adjusting to the American life as expected. His way of doing so was by not taking things just day by day, for he always knew he wanted to get involved in his community.
After he graduated from Concordia High School, he then went off to serve in the Air Force for eight years. Jomo says the experience taught him about lot things, from leadership skills to be disciplined.
All things that provided him with the tools to succeed later in his life. He later joined the 122nd Fighter Wing in Fort Wayne.
Jomo started off working in social services after high school and began working directly with individuals with developmental disabilities (also known as IDD).
When he married his wife and discussed how they wanted to start a family, they became involved in foster care.
“It was a really rewarding experience doing it.” Jomo said.
It was rewarding, but definitely not easy. The challenges they overcame would then inspire the business they now run, Sky Point Social Services.
When they first started the business, they were both still working at other organizations. The idea came from the Jomos trying to find the help they needed with their then foster placement.
Francis told us that “The child had a lot of that know how to deal with. So, we are looking around for some help trying to find providers. We just couldn’t find the right provider." So they made the decision to start their own business to provide the help they couldn’t find otherwise.
Sky Point Social Services was founded in 2017 with the hopes of providing services they didn’t feel they had access to before like employment assistance, supported living and behavioral management.
“Through that, we have a contract with the Department of Child services information, so they send us kiddos were struggling with behaviors and our master level therapist work with those kids on their behaviors or unwanted behaviors and things in them goal is to help them good productive citizens in our community. “ says Francis Jomo.
Being a better person, is what Jomo works every day to do, and he challenges others to do the same.
He says “I want to encourage anyone out there that is saying avoid or saying something I need to be done, just go ahead and take an action and just take that step because you never know, you just never know what that could lead. It could do great things. It could do huge things.”