million Americans were living below the official poverty line in 2022.

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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.

Agency Mission

The leader in developing innovative solutions that promote healthy lives, thriving families, and caring communities.

Agency Vision

Our preferred future is a community that strives to alleviate poverty through collaborations that foster economic stability and social justice.

Upcoming Events

09.11.2024 - Head Start Classrooms Open for the 2024-2025 Program Year: Children must turn 3 years old by December 1st to begin in the Fall. Start an application online.

What's Happening...


NOW ENROLLING! Head Start is enrolling for the 2024-2025 program year. Children must turn three years old by December 1st begin in a Head Start classrooms in the Fall.  Support is also offered to prenatal mothers and children up to three years old through Early Head Start. Apply online, or for more information call 607.433.8055 or visit our Eligibility page.


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BLOWER DOOR TESTING: OFO’s Energy Services Division is an Otsego County approved contractor for blower door testing. Schedule an appointment today by calling 607.433.0444 ext 102.


TENANTS RIGHTS: Valuable resources are available for those facing eviction or other housing crises on our Housing Services page.

Annual Report

$5,590,890reinvested into the local economy through employee salaries and program services. (FY2023)

News & Events

04.08.2024 - Rep. Marc Molinaro (NY-19) announces $4.6 Million award to Opportunities for Otsego for Head Start programming.
The Office of Head Start concluded that Opportunities for Otsego Head Start preschool classrooms meet national quality standards.
The Board of Directors at Opportunities for Otsego is pleased to announce the promotion of Tanya Shalor, Chief Financial Officer, to Chief Executive Officer, effective July 1, 2024.