Impact and Programs
Opportunity Partners served 2,031 people in the 7-county Metro area through day programs, residential services and employment.
Residential services supported 328 individuals to live in their own homes and apartments
The people served by Opportunity Partners have an opportunity to be a part of the self-advocacy movement through our
Other Milestones: Committee of Advocacy and Leadership celebrated 6 years teaching people to advocate for themselves and become involved in the community.
Service (re)Design to provide enrichment services, competitive employment, evaluate size and needs for each facility while considering:
Key risks such as declining attendance, government funding and rate changes, staff shortages; and,
Key opportunities such as expansion of certain services, responding to changing needs, alignment with mission, create new facility, service and business models.
Donor cultivation, stewardship and planned giving
Advocate to stop the 7% rate cut
Community or Constituency Served
Since 1953, Opportunity Partners (OP) has advanced the quality of life for people with disabilities. In 1959, OP became the first service provider in the Twin Cities to place people with developmental disabilities with employers in the community. Then, in the early 1970's, OP began offering residential services, transitioning people with disabilities from large institutions into group homes or supported apartments. Today, OP serves over 2,000 individuals annually at job sites and residences throughout the Twin Cities. OP serves people with many types of disabilities, including Autism Spectrum Disorder, Asperger syndrome, brain injury, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and Fetal Alcohol syndrome.
Geographic Area Served
Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott