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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

04.28.2018 -  Community Baby Shower: Join Building Healthy Families for their 6th annual Community Baby Shower, where parents of young children can get information on pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, fatherhood, babies, & beyond by talking to community providers and participating in mini-classes.  Door prizes and games galore. The event runs from 9:00AM until Noon at FoxCare Center in Oneonta

04.30.18 - Navigator Training: This training is open to community members who were unable to attend the April 10th event. This training provides community volunteers, known as Navigators, with a foundation for understanding poverty and strategies to help Neighbors break through the "iron cage" of poverty and move forward. At this time we are only training volunteers who are willing to be paired with a Neighbor and can attend the Opportunity Conference. Training will be held from 5:00PM-8:00PM at Opportunities for Otsego's main office. To participate, email Autumn.

05.12.18 - Opportunity Conference: This inspiring event is the start of the journey where Navigators and Neighbors meet one another.  For more information visit our Opportunity Community page.

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What's Happening...

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Opportunity Community:  Neighbors and Navigators wanted to help create the first Opportunity Community in New York State.  Click here to learn more.

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Home Repair Assistance: In partnership with The City of Oneonta, OFO will help low-to-moderate income homeowners repair aged, deficient, and unsafe home conditions.  Click here for more information.

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NOW ENROLLING: Head Start is now accepting applications for the 2018-2019 school year. To enroll for fall, children must turn three years old by December 1, 2018.  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.

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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