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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

10.28.16 - The 30th Annual OCCAN Conference:  "What About The Kids?  The Impact of Parental Drug Abuse". Click here to download the conference brochure. Registration and payment is due by October 21.  The $40 registration fee includes the conference, materials, refreshments and lunch.


10.20.2016 - Wear Purple Day: People are encouraged to wear purple on Thursday, October 20th to promote Domestic Violence Awareness. 

Clothesline Project: VIP will display a clothesline of shirts, decorated by local survivors and loved ones affected by domestic violence, throughout the month of October at various locations. 10/10 - 10/14: Hunt Union, SUNY Oneonta / 10/13 - 10/15: Southside Mall, Oneonta / 10/24 - 10/26: Hartwick College (location TBD)

What's Happening...

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Head Start is Still Enrolling for 2016-2017 Year:  Click here for more information on the Head Start program.

Housing Visions is now accepting applications for Oneonta Heights! Click here for more information.

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Veteran's Services Available at OFO: Staff from the Central New York 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.  Questions should be directed to Jennifer Martin at 315.601.5685.

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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.

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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