Who Are We?
Opportunities Inc. is an organization of dedicated, committed people who believe in the promise and potential of children and adults with disabilities. We strive to build a community where each person belongs; where each person is accepted, welcomed, and given the chance to participate in the community, regardless of disability. We strive to positively affect the quality of life for children and adults with any kind of disability. In an effort to recognize and respect the uniqueness of each person, we provide stable and accepting programming and living arrangements that meet individual preferences.
The mission of Opportunities, Inc. is to provide developmental and support services which empower individuals in attaining a full life in the community.
To be the premier provider, advocate and leader in creating a community which recognizes the value and abilities of all.
In fulfilling our mission, we are guided by a commitment to excellence, respect and compassion, and integrity and accountability.
Creating Opportunities.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. Donate Now
1966 - Texarkana Special Education Kindergarten
1975 - Main Campus
1980 - Business Opportunities
1981 - Housing Opportunities Residential Services
1982 - In-Home Early Intervention Program
1989 - Meadow Brook Place
1990 - Housing Opportunities/ICFMR B
1997 - Master Site Plan
1998 - 100% Giving
2000 - Shared Opportunities Campaign
2001 - Early Head Start
2002 - Celebration and Dedication
2003 - Senior Day Center
2009 - Early Head Start Expansion
2010 - Wellness Trails
2011 - ECI expanded to 7 counties
2012 - T.L.L. Temple Foundation
2014 - Therapy Center
2016 - 50th Anniversary
2018 Playground Renovation
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.