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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

06.08.18 - Head Start Programming Closes for Summer: This is the last day for Head Start children. UPK will continue until June 22nd.

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06.21.18 - Open Application Night:  Head Start invites families with children, ages birth to 5, for an open application night at Noah’s World in Oneonta from 4:00-7:00PM.  Head Start staff will be onsite to help families complete applications while children explore the fun Noah’s World has to offer.  This is a free event open to Otsego County families interested in enrolling in Head Start and/or Early Head Start that have not yet completed an application.  Pregnant women are welcome too!  Contact Heather at 607.433.8063 for details and a list of documents to bring.

07.04.18 - Agency Closed: The agency will be closed in recognition of the Fourth of July Holiday. The shelters and 24-hour hotlines will still be available to those with a need.

07.05.18 and 07.06.18 - Center-based Early Head Start Closed:  Center-based Early Head Start will be closed.  Home-based Early Head Start will still operate.

07.11.18 - Happy Birthday: OFO celebrates 52 years of making a difference in the community!

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What's Happening...


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.


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.


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.


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

Annual Report

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

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