Opportunity Partners

Mission Statement

Together we advance the quality of life for people with disabilities.

Impact and Programs

Accomplishments HIGHLIGHTS: Residential: - Purchased and opened a fully accessible home with elevator - 97% satisfaction rating with residential programs and staff assistance - 27 residential vehicles provided rides to community activities and appointments Learn: - Staff, self-advocates and family members attended advocacy events during the 2014 legislative session - Ok for Work curriculum reached 900 people served each week - 67% reduction in workman's comp claims Work: - 147 independent, community job placement - 85% placement rate in our Walgreens REDI retail training program - 445 people served working on Supported Employment Teams at 41 businesses - Earned 3-year CARF re-accreditation in community employment, integration, and employment planning and skills training
Current Goals Develop effective, sustainable relationships that support the mission Develop a healthy organizational culture which supports quality improvement, and leadership development Develop a robust evaluation program to document and communicate the impact of services Continue to increase efficiency and profitability (capital plan for group homes, partner with housing developers, develop scalable supportive technology, add warehouse space, implement CareDirector, maximize efficiency of program structure, increase use of volunteers).
Community or Constituency Served Since 1953, Opportunity Partners has advanced the quality of life for people with disabilities. In 1959, we became the first service provider in the Twin Cities to place people with developmental disabilities with employers in the community. Then, in the early 1970s, we began offering residential services, transitioning people with disabilities from large institutions into group homes or supported apartments. Today, Opportunity Partners serves 2,000 individuals annually at job sites and residences throughout the Twin Cities. Opportunity Partners 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 Opportunity Partners serves 2,000 people with disabilities in the seven-county Twin Cities Metropolitan area: Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and, Sherburne.

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Organization Last Reviewed on 10/18/2018

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5500 Opportunity Court
Minnetonka, MN 55343
Phone: 952-938-5511

General Information

Alternative Name: None
EIN: 41-0737221
Principal Staff: Armando Camacho
Number of Full-Time Equivalents (FTE): approximately 550
Volunteers: 342
Number of Clients: approximately 2,000


Board Chair: Cynthia Lesher
Number of Board Members: 16
Board Meetings with Quorum: 9
Average Member Attendance: 12.3

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