About Opportunities, Inc.

MISSION

The mission of Opportunities, Inc. is to provide developmental and support services which assist individuals in attaining a full life in the community.

VISION

To be the premier provider, advocate and leader in creating a community which recognizes the value and abilities of all.

VALUE

In fulfilling our mission, we are guided by a commitment to excellence, respect and compassion, and integrity and accountability.

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Our History.

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    1966 - Texarkana Special Education Kindergarten

    Opportunities opens a part-time kindergarten for children with disabilities at the First Presbyterian Church Building.

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    1975 - Main Campus

    Opportunities raises $1 million to build its own campus with four buildings and a pavilion on land deeded to them at 6101 North State Line Ave., Texarkana, TX.

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    1980 - Business Opportunities

    Opportunities leases a facility in downtown Texarkana to begin a work-training program for adults with developmental disabilities.

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    1981 - Housing Opportunities Residential Services

    Two group homes and individual apartments for developmentally disabled adults constructed. Adjacent to this complex, Opportunities builds an independent living complex for seniors.

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    1982 - In-Home Early Intervention Program

    An innovative program for infants with developmental delays begins.

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    1989 - Meadow Brook Place

    Opportunities opens a residential living complex of 61 apartments for active seniors at an off-site campus. Destroyed by a flood in 1998.

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    1990 - Housing Opportunities/ICFMR B

    Constructs an intermediate care facility for adults with developmental disabilities who have regular medical needs.

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    1997 - Master Site Plan

    The Board of Directors approves a Comprehensive Master Plan for a Renovation and Construction Project.

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    1998 - 100% Giving

    Every member of Opportunities Board of Directors, Opportunities Foundation Board, and Staff contributes to the $7 MM campaign to implement the new Master Site Plan.

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    2000 - Shared Opportunities Campaign

    Opportunities reaches the goal of the $7 MM capital campaign. Ten adjoining acres of land are donated. Community Celebration. M.L. James Construction Company contracted.

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    2001 - Early Head Start

    Opportunities opens a new Early Head Start facility to serve infants and toddlers from low income families.

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    2002 - Celebration and Dedication

    Community, staff, children, and adults dedicate facilities on the Main Campus, September 19th.

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    2003 - Senior Day Center

    Program begins serving adults who have medical needs in a newly constructed facility.

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    2009 - Early Head Start Expansion

    ARRA funds enabled EHS to expand the Center-based program to include 8 additional children and start a Home-based program.

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    2010 - Wellness Trails

    Community, staff, children and adults dedicate the Wellness Trials on the Main Campus.

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    2011 - ECI expanded to 7 counties

    Bowie, Camp, Cass, Morriss, Franklin, Titus and Red River

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    2012 - T.L.L. Temple Foundation

    Awards funds for purchase of land adjacent to Main Campus

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    2014 - Therapy Center

    Dorothy Sue Patterson Therapy Center Opens

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    2016 - 50th Anniversary

    Celebrating 50 Years of Opportunities

Wellness Trails.

The Wellness Trails provide safe, natural surroundings in which children and adults, as well as the elderly, can walk and enjoy nature. Daily walks encourage health and wellness while fostering environmental stewardship. Children can learn to identify birds, dragonflies, butterflies, and trees. Adults can watch the leaves turn golden in the autumn and enjoy group activities on the basketball court. Elderly clients can visit on resting benches under pavilions. The Trails enable Opportunities to continue its mission of assisting developmentally disabled individuals in attaining a full and healthy life.

 

Change Lives.

You have the opportunity to help change peoples’ lives. From therapies, school readiness, family support, nutritious meals to transportation, your gift will assist individuals in attaining a fuller life in our community.