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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

National Crime Victims Rights Week (04.08.18 - 04.14.2018)

04.10.18 - Navigator Training: Staff from Communication Across Barriers will return to Oneonta to train community members on the Navigator role. Navigators are community members who agree to become trained to better understand poverty and to gain communication and relationship building skills. Navigators commit to sharing their contact information and to using their networks to assist their Neighbor in need to access resources and support for moving out and staying out of poverty. Navigators may be a community member, professional, or any person who has experienced poverty, but has been successful to move out.

Participants may choose either the 8:00AM – Noon training session or the 1:00PM - 5:00PM training session. To register or for more information, contact Autumn at 607.433.8005 or atorres@ofoinc.org.

04.12.2018 -  Take Back the Night March: Join the Violence Intervention Program and their community partners as they march to break the silence surrounding sexual violence. The march begins at the steps of Milne Library, SUNY Oneonta at 6:30PM.

04.28.2018 -  Community Baby Shower: Join Building Healthy Families for their 6th annual Community Baby Shower.  The event runs from 9:00AM until Noon at FoxCare Center in Oneonta

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What's Happening...


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.


Free Tax Preparation:  If your household made under $66,000 in 2017 you can file your state and federal taxes for free through MyFreeTaxes.com. For more information on this program, how to access computers, or if you prefer to meet with a volunteer tax preparer, click here.


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

92% Amount of revenue that Opportunities for Otsego spends directly on its programs and services. (92 cents of every dollar.)

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