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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

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: See our full listing of events, including the Clothesline Project, Silent Witness, and Empty Place at the Table, on the VIP  page.

Head Start Open House:  See the full schedule of dates, times, and location of Open Houses happening at our Head Start centers during the month of October.

10.25.2018 - CDO Workforce Job Fair:  Meet with businesses from Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Seasonal Businesses, Food Preparation and Serving Related sectors. Southside Mall from 3:00-5:00PM.  No Appointment Necessary.  Click here for more information.

11.12.2018 - Veteran's Day: The agency will be closed in recognition of the holiday.  The Emergency Housing and VIP hotlines will still be available to those with a need.

11.22.2018 & 11.23.2018 - Thanksgiving Holiday:  The agency will be closed in recognition of the holiday.  The Emergency Housing and VIP hotlines will still be available to those with a need.

11.27.2018 - Giving Tuesday:  Join OFO in this international day of giving.

View the full agency calendar

What's Happening...

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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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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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The Big Buddy Program is looking for Big Buddies in Otsego and Delaware Counties.  For more information, visit our Resources page or contact Jaclyn at 607.746.1746 or bigbuddy@delawareopportunities.org.

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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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Census Day is April 1, 2020. Find out WHY it is so important to our community for you to be counted.

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Annual Report

93% of agency revenue is spent on programs and direct client services. (93 cents of every dollar.)

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