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The Opportunity Center, Inc.

Making Dreams a Reality

aka Osceola ARC   |   Kissimmee, FL   |  www.theopportunitycenter.net

Mission

Empowering individuals by providing person-centered vocational training, job placement, educational and social opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.

Ruling year info

1970

Executive Director

Kristen Lafferty

Main address

310 N Clyde Avenue

Kissimmee, FL 34741 USA

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EIN

23-7063820

NTEE code info

Developmentally Disabled Services/Centers (P82)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

To provide adult day training, independent living and employment skills for adults with developmental disabilities.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Adult Day Training (ADT)

This program provides a structured training program that operates 246 days per year.  Services are available to individuals who can benefit from improving or maintaining personal and self-help skills, refining adaptive and social skills, acquiring basic education competencies, experiencing community integration opportunities, living and expanding employment capabilities.  Enclaves and work crews are available to individuals who wish to work in the community but require additional supervision.  The plant nursery allows individuals to experience horticulture therapy by planting, weeding, learning landscaping and propagation.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The employment services program assists individuals with disabilities to obtain competitive employment in the community.  Participants in the program receive job development and individualized job placement from a job coach supplied by The Opportunity Center to help acquire essential skills to succeed on the job.  Long term follow along support is available to those individuals in supported employment.

Population(s) Served
Adults

This program is available to individuals with developmental disabilities who wish to live independently in their own home or apartment.  A supported living coach assists the individual with personal budgeting, safety skills, money management, shopping, and training in meal preparation and cleaning.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To assist adults with developmental disabilities to have meaningful lives by teaching skills, providing recreation, and providing volunteer and community integration opportunities.

To support individuals in supported employment within the community and support living independently.

Hiring and maintaining staff that share our values.
Developing varied activities to ensure that individuals have a range of choices that appeal to them.
Encouraging community outings and volunteering.
Developing partnerships with businesses in the community.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Opportunity Center, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 09/19/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr Scott Pool

City of Kissimmee

Term: 2021 - 2024

Steve Lackey

City of Kissimmee Parks and Recreation

Robert Bussiere

Caldwell Banker

Robin Hinson

Orange Co. Emergency Management

Sherry Sutphin

Bell & Roper, P.A.

David Bridle

City of St. Cloud

Cristina Rabago

Care Giver

Amanda McCann

Osceola County Schools

Jeremy Lanier

Toho Water Authority

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 9/12/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data