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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

The Violence Intervention Program recognizes January as Stalking Awareness Month: 

  • 01.13.2020-01.15.2020 - Informational Table at Southside Mall, 1:00PM-5:00PM
  • 01.14.2020 - "What We Stalk About When We Stalk About Love" Event: In recognition of Stalking Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Program is hosting a discussion on the Netflix series “You".  This event is being held at the Anderson Theater at Hartwick College from 6:30PM-8:00PM.
  • 01.21.2020 & 01.22.2020 - Informational Table at SUNY Oneonta from 2:00PM-5:00PM.  VIP staff will be at Hunt Union on the 21st and Fitzelle Hall on the 22nd.

 

01.20.2020  - Agency Closed: OFO will be closed in recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The Emergency Housing and Violence Intervention Program hotlines and shelters will still be available to those with a need, (Emergency Housing 607.433.8318; VIP 607.432.4855).

02.17.2020  - Agency Closed: OFO will be closed in recognition of the Presidents Day holiday. The Emergency Housing and Violence Intervention Program hotlines and shelters will still be available to those with a need, (Emergency Housing 607.433.8318; VIP 607.432.4855).

 

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What's Happening...

Beginning March 12th, you can respond to the 2020 Census Online!  Shape your future. START HERE >Census_Whit_Transp.png

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Otsego County Tenants’ Rights & Responsibilities Guide:  A new booklet produced by OFO's Housing Services Department, provides general information about tenants’ rights in Otsego County, NY.  Access this new valuable resource, and others, through our Housing Services page.

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Now Offering Online Homebuyer Education!  Learn if homeownership is right for you and how to prepare financially for homeownership.EHomeLogo_white_for website.png

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Now Enrolling: Head Start is enrolling 3 and 4 year old children for the 2019-2020 program year.  Children must turn 3 years old by December 1, 2019 to enroll for the fall.  Centers are located in Cherry Valley, Cooperstown, Laurens, Morris, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, Schenevus, and Unadilla.  For more information, call 607.433.8055 or visit our Eligibility  page.

Annual Report

92% of agency revenue is spent on programs and direct client services. (92 cents of every dollar.)

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