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More than half the families in the United States earn $60,000 or less per year

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About Opportunities for Otsego

Founded in 1966, Opportunities for Otsego helps alleviate poverty and fosters self-sufficiency through comprehensive and holistic client-centered services. The Agency focuses its attention on specific problems affecting the community, mobilizes resources, and creates solutions to unlock opportunities for low-income individuals and disenfranchised families. Our services encourage economic stability, social justice, and the promotion of healthy lives and families for residents of Otsego County.

Agency Mission

The leader in developing innovative solutions that promote healthy lives, thriving families, and caring communities.

 

Upcoming Events

- February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month -

02.13.2018 - 03.22.2018 - Rape Crisis Counselor Certification CourseThe Violence Intervention Program is hosting a Rape Crisis Counselor Certification Course beginning February 13th. At the completion of the course, participants will earn certifications from the NYS Department of Health and the Office for Victims of Crime.  Register by February 9, 2018.

02.13.2018 - Wear Orange Day:  The Violence Intervention Program encourages the community to wear orange to bring awareness to Teen Dating Violence.  Photos can be posted on our Facebook page.

02.19.2018 - Agency Closed:  OFO will be closed in recognition of the President's Day holiday.  The Emergency Housing and Violence Intervention Program hotlines will still be available to those with a need.

03.07.2018 - Poverty to Prosperity Summit:  Dr. Donna Beegle will be returning to Oneonta to help kick-start the local Opportunity Community model; an initiative supported by ESPRI.  This model focuses on building support within the community and using a Navigator system to connect people in need with resources while building on their strengths and offering opportunities to increase skills.  This event will also give community members ideas on ways they can be involved.  For more information, email atorres@ofoinc.org.

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What's Happening...

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Free Tax Preparation:  If your household made under $66,000 in 2017 you can file your state and federal taxes for free through MyFreeTaxes.com. For more information on this program, how to access computers, or if you prefer to meet with a volunteer tax preparer, click here.

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Rape Crisis Counselor Course:  VIP is hosting a Rape Crisis Counselor Certification Course beginning February 13th. Register by February 9th.  Click here for more details.

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Rentals Available:  Oneonta Heights has one and two bedroom apartments to rent at their Senior Housing complex on Silver Avenue. Tenants must be age 62+ and meet income guidelines.  For more information.

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Community Needs Assessment:  OFO has just released its 2017 Otsego County Community Needs Assessment.  Find it on our Press Room page.

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Head Start Enrollment: Head Start accepts applications year-round. To enroll now, children must turn three years old within the next few months.  Click here for more details.

Annual Report

92% Amount of revenue that Opportunities for Otsego spends directly on its programs and services. (92 cents of every dollar.)

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