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Handicap Village dba Opportunity Village

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Group Homes, Human Services

Mission: Opportunity Village commits to excellence in service to individuals with disabilities.

Results: People with disabilities have experienced personal growth in their lives. Some have gained employment others now live without any support services.

Target demographics: All age groups of Iowans with permanent disabilities.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 600

Programs: Vocational training, job readiness, daily living skill development, social skill development, community involvement.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Sharon Z.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My brother has lived at the Village for along time.The staff are wonderful people.He considers this his home.He has a job,friends and very caring staff.There is no better place to call home for him than the Village.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have worked with Opportunity Village on a few video projects and used their client services on several projects. The video projects were designed to capture what a typical day is like for clients that could be posted on the web and viewed by parents, potential residents, and others. Working with the staff of OP was wonderful and videotaping the residents was a heart-warming experience. Although a little "skeptical" at first, most warmed up to the camera and a few even became "Movie Stars"! The care and giving the staff provides is truely amazing. We have also used the Client Services for assembly of projects including an RV Safety Training packet. At first I was skeptical because even missing one manual from the kit would create a lengthy correspondence as well as shipping missing components and could jeapordize the project. After assembling over 3,000 kits, not one manual was missed! We have used them for several other projects and all have been performed professionally and exact to the task. Opportunity Village is staffed with not only the best professionals this industry could obtain, but also the best members of a community as they become part of activities and events throughout the course of the year. They are an embedded part of what makes this a great community. Thanks to the entire staff!