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Community Action Agencies across the country are helping people and changing lives by identifying barriers and creating solutions to ensure equitable distribution and access to COVID-19 vaccines and resources.  Visit OFO's one-stop COVID-19 Resource page for information on local testing sites, vaccine opportunities, and other valuable resources. 

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

APRIL IS SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS MONTH

04.28.2021 – Wear Denim Day: As part of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Violence Intervention Program is observing Wear Denim Day. This event brings to light the myth that clothing, such as tight jeans, provoke sexual assault and that dressing in provocative or revealing clothing means a victim is “asking for it”. The community is encouraged to wear denim April 28th and submit or post a photo to OFO’s Facebook page.

04.29.2021 - Take Back the Night March Mindful Walk: The Violence Intervention Program and Hartwick College have partnered to organize a virtual Take Back the Night event. In lieu of a community march, the public is encouraged to walk the traditional TBTN loop or an alternate, custom route in support and remembrance of sexual assault victims and survivors. Participants are invited to post photos on social media with the tags #CityofTheHillsTBTN2021, #SAAM2021 or a "Believe Survivor" filter/sticker. Instagram and Snapchat filters are available at RAINN.

05.21.2021 – Staff Appreciation Day: Opportunities for Otsego offices will be closed for a Staff Appreciation event. The Emergency Housing and Violence Intervention Program 24-hour hotlines and shelters will still be accessible to those with a need.

05.31.2021 - Agency Closed: Opportunities for Otsego will be closed in recognition of the Memorial Day holiday. The Emergency Housing and Violence Intervention Program 24-hour hotlines and shelters will still be accessible to those with a need.

 

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NEW EVICTION MORATORIUM PROTECTIONS ARE IN EFFECT! Tenants facing eviction should fill out a Declaration of Hardship form and submit it to their landlord ASAP to have protections from eviction until 05.01.2021. Tenants who are: (A) experiencing financial hardships and/or (B) would be at high-risk for severe illness/death from COVID19 if forced to move must fill out a hardship form and give it to their landlord to be protected.

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Visit our new one-stop COVID-19 Resource page to get information on testing, vaccines, and other resources relevant to Otsego County residents. Click here.

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Now Enrolling! Head Start is still enrolling the 2020-2021 school year and has begun to accept applications for 2021-2022. To enroll children must be three years old. Centers are located in Cherry Valley, Cooperstown, Laurens, Morris, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, Schenevus, and Unadilla. Head Start also provides support 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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Now Offering Online Homebuyer Education!  Learn if homeownership is right for you and how to prepare financially for homeownership.EHomeLogo_white_for website.png

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$5,320,139reinvested into the local economy through employee salaries and program services. (FY2020)

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