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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

06.26.2019 - Last Day of UPK

07.04.2019 - Agency Closed: The agency will be closed in recognition of the Fourth of July Holiday. The Emergency Housing and VIP 24-hour hotlines will still be available to those with a need. The agency will reopen on Friday the 5th at 8:00AM.

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What's Happening...


Now Enrolling: Head Start is enrolling 3 and 4 year old children for the 2019-2020 program year.  Children must turn 3 years old by December 1, 2019 to enroll for the fall.  Centers are located in Cherry Valley, Cooperstown, Laurens, Morris, Oneonta, Richfield Springs, Schenevus, and Unadilla.  For more information, call 607.433.8055 or visit our Eligibility  page.


NEW!  Solar energy is now available for income-eligible NYSEG customers in Otsego County.  Participants receive monthly credits on their electricity bills with no upfront costs or fees. Visit NYSERDA  to see if you qualify.


Home in the City: NBT Bank is offering a special home buying program for low-income persons looking to purchase in Oneonta. Contact NBT Bank at 800.628.2265 or NBT Online for details.


Home Repair Assistance: In partnership with The City of Oneonta, OFO will help low-to-moderate income homeowners repair aged, deficient, and unsafe home conditions.  Click here for more information.

Annual Report

93% of agency revenue is spent on programs and direct client services. (93 cents of every dollar.)

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