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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

04/02 - 04/08: National Crime Victims' Rights Week:  The Violence Intervention Program will be hosting several community events in commemoration of this national awareness initiative.

  • Empty Place at the Table exhibit runs 04/03-04/07 at the SUNY Oneonta, Fine Arts Building. Opening reception is 04/03 from 5:30-7:00PM.  Reception and exhibit are free and open to the public.
  • Silent Witness Project will tour Otsego County the week of 04/03.  Stops include Hartwick College, Dewar Union (04/03), SUNY Oneonta, Hunt Union (04/04), Pioneer Park, Cooperstown (04/05 tentatively), Muller Plaza, Downtown Oneonta (04/06) and Southside Mall (04/07)

04/11: Take Back the Night March: The march begins at 6:30PM at the steps of Milne Library at SUNY Oneonta and concludes in Kim Muller Plaza, downtown Oneonta. All are welcome.

04/22: 5th Annual Building Healthy Families Community Baby Shower: This annual event will be held at FoxCare Center in Oneonta from 9:00AM - Noon.

Head Start- Spring Open Houses: Head Start is hosting Open Houses at all of their centers throughout the month of April.  For a listing of dates and locations, visit the Head Start page or the agency calendar.

View the full agency calendar

What's Happening...


Head Start Enrollment: Head Start still has openings for the current program year and will soon be enrolling for 2017-2018.  Click here for more details.

Oneonta Heights Housing Applications: Click here for more information.

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Veteran's Services: The Central NY Veteran’s Outreach Center is available every Thursday, from 10:00AM - 2:00PM, at OFO’s main office (3 West Broadway) to provide support to Veteran’s and their families. Walk-ins are welcome. 

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Food Donations:  OFO thanks the community for their generosity; however, the agency does not operate a food bank/pantry.  Please check the following resource for pantries and feeding programs in your community that can benefit from donations of food.

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Coming Soon:  The 2017 Parent Handy Book is scheduled to be released this spring.  A draft copy can be found under our Press Room tab.

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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