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Phone: 706-356-1938
P.O. Box 701
Carnesville
Georgia 30521
USA
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Target demographics: The North Georgia Region we cover includes Hart, Franklin, Elbert, and Madison counties now, and will soon include Banks and Stephens counties as well.

Direct beneficiaries per year: The current facility limits our Day Care Enrollment to 8 full time participants. As part of our vision, we hope to have residential facilities for approximately 32, as well as a day care facility for approximately 20 participants.

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: 1) Help sort donations at the Thrift Store, price items, and stock shelves. 2) conduct an arts & crafts project with the clients. 3) assist clients during a field trip. 4) assist clients with their gardening. 4) assist in conducting a fundraiser for the organization.

Geographic areas served: North Georgia - Hart, Elbert, Franklin, Madison counties, and we are currently working on adding Banks & Stephens counties. Our area is designated rural by DHR.

Programs: Currently, the Day Care Facility offers life skills training, physical training using donated Wii & Television, Gardening, weekly lunch at a restaurant, trip to post office, arts and crafts. Of course, our vision is to have a campus with a more comprehensive set of programs which will include pre-vocational work training, and support

Mission:
To empower adults with intellectual disabilities to achieve the highest level of independence possible.
Results:
Since opening in September of 2009, we have received community support with donations, and through fundraising events allowing us to grow the number of participants, and staff. Opening the Thrift Store in September of 2010 has allowed us to raise additional money to sustain our organization. We are now working on making our fundraising more efficient and effective, and in recruiting volunteers to help at the day care facility, in the Thrift Store, and with our fundraising.

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09/02/12
I first knew of Opportunity House by an article in a local paper. Pam was great in meeting me to make a donation on a day during a holiday week. She gave me an informative tour and explained their services. It touched me personally because of seeing how the program could benefit a family member... more »
01/27/11
First visited Opportunity House in Lavonia, GA in the summer of 2010. I had been asked to help write some grants. Hearing the laughter, and seeing the clients working, learning, interacting simply tugged at my heart. I saw how involved their Director was, and how the participants supported each ... more »
01/27/11
As Program DIrector of Opportunity House, I have been here from the beginning. And from the beginning, our Board of Directors have worked very hard in meetings and fund raising to get this program up and running. Our program has come along way, and we want to continue growing in order to provide a ... more »
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