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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

11.10.2017 - Veteran's Day: OFO will be closed in recognition of the holiday.  The Emergency Housing and VIP hotlines will still be available to those with a need.

11.13.2017 - Open Day of HEAP Season: OFO no longer accepts applications for the HEAP program.  Households seeking assistance must apply online or with the local Department of Social Services.  Click here for details.

11.23.2017 & 11.24.2017 - Thanksgiving Holiday: OFO will be closed in recognition of the holiday.  The Emergency Housing and VIP hotlines will still be available to those with a need.

11.28.2017 - Otsego County Gives Day:  Following the lead of NYGivesDay and GivingTuesday, OFO will be joining other local non-profits on this international day of giving.


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What's Happening...


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


OFO will be partnering with the Oneonta Middle School to provide an after school enrichment program.  The program is scheduled to begin 11.13.2017.  Details to be posted on the OMS website.


Head Start Enrollment: Head Start has openings for the 2017-2018 school year. Children must turn three by December 1, 2017 to begin in the fall.  Click here for more details.


Holiday Programs: Please visit our Resources page for a listing of community meal and nutrition programs available throughout Otsego County.

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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