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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

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 global day of giving.

12.24.2018 - 01.01.2019 - Early Head Start, Head Start, and UPK Closed:  All EHS, HS, and UPK programming will be shut down over the holidays.

12.25.2018 - Christmas 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.

01.01.2019 - New Year'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.

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What's Happening...

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Opportunities for Otsego is seeking new board members to represent the low-income sector.  All inquiries should be directed to lfrance@ofoinc.org or 607.433.8000.

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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 in the City: NBT Bank will be partnering with OFO through a special home buying program for low-income persons looking to purchase in Oneonta. For more information, contact NBT Bank at 800.628.2265 or visit NBT Online.

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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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Annual Report

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

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