50%

More than half the families in the United States earn $60,000 or less per year

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Community Action Responds to Support Hurricane Harvey Relief Efforts

During the National Community Action Partnership's Annual Convention, CAP board members made the decision to donate $15,000 to help with Hurricane Harvey disaster relief efforts.  The money collected through the Network for Good website will be dispersed to Community Action Agencies throughout Texas to provide relief to those impacted by the storm and the catastrophic flooding.

Community Action Agencies work to address the causes and conditions of poverty across America.  Funds will be collected through October 31, 2017. 

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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

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month: Visit the VIP Page for details.

10.19.2017 - Wear Purple Day: Show your support for victims of domestic violence by donning purple on this day. We encourage the community to gather co-workers, peers, and family to celebrate this day.  Pictures may be posted on our Facebook page.

10.30.2017 - National Weatherization Day: Since the Weatherization Assistance Program’s inception in 1976, more than 7 million low-income families have received energy efficiency improvements (e.g. heating and cooling upgrades, insulation, weatherstripping, doors, windows), resulting lower energy bills.

All Month - Head Start Open Houses: Visit the Head Start  page or the agency calendar for details.

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.

View the full agency calendar

What's Happening...

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Rape Crisis Counselor Certification: Registration is open until 09.19.17 for the free VIP certification course.  Click here for more information or call Danica at 607.433.8038.

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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.

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NEW!  The 2017 Parent Handy Book has been released.  A copy can be found under our Press Room tab.

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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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