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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

Throughout the month of August - Community Needs Assessment Survey: Take our short 5 survey.

09.04.2017 - Labor Day: The agency will be closed in recognition of the holiday. The EHAP & VIP hotlines will still be available to those in need.

09.11.2017 - First Day of Head Start & UPK: All Centers will be up and running for the 2017-18 school year.

09.19.2017 - Dad’s Bring Your Child to School Day: Head Start will be participating in the statewide event which promotes father involvement by encouraging fathers and significant male caregivers to take their children to school or Head Start. Special activities will be planned at each site.

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What's Happening...


We Want to Hear From You!  OFO is conducting its triennial survey of community needs.  Let us know what YOU think are the needs in our community. Complete our survey.


Head Start Enrollment: Now enrolling for the 2017-2018 school year. Children must turn three by December 1, 2017 to begin in the fall.  Click here for more details.


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


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. 

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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