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Living Opportunities Inc

MEDFORD, OR   |  www.livingopps.org

Mission

Our Vision is a welcoming community that embraces individuality and passionately supports and empowers people. Our Mission is to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live in the same neighborhoods, work for the same employers, and share in the same experiences to which we all aspire. As one of the largest service providers to people with I/DD in Southern Oregon, we support the needs & provide services to hundreds of individuals of all ages. Services are provided through 24-hour supported residential care, semi-independent supported living, individualized supported employment, fine art & music workshops, assistive technology training, organizational mentoring, and coordination of the local family network: Bridging Communities.

Ruling year info

1976

CEO

Amber Robles Myre

Main address

PO BOX 1105

MEDFORD, OR 97501 USA

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EIN

93-0640525

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

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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?

24-hour Residential Care

We provide around-the-clock care for 21 individuals who live in small groups of three to five people in Medford and Central Point. Some have complex physical and medical conditions; others require sophisticated communication techniques and behavioral support. No matter the type of level of care, our group homes are modern and well maintained, and indistinguishable from other residences in their neighborhoods.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Supported Living exists to support individuals to live in the setting of their choosing with the level of supports necessary focusing on the values of choice, respect, equality, relationships, and security. SL staff assists 70 individuals who live in their own apartments, with or without roommates. They provide individualized training and support to help people gain skills in self-management of daily activities. The staff monitor safety and progress, and are available for assistance 24 hours a day.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Living Opportunities Employment Services’ are designed to fulfill labor needs for the employers while providing meaningful employment for the individuals Living Opportunities represents. Our customized approach to employment for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities offers a WIN-WIN partnership. We support 120 people in jobs at 70 businesses in the Rogue Valley. Job coaches learn the job, providing individualized adaptions and training to maximize the employee’s performance of job functions. Sometimes the job coach works alongside the employee, but often is able to ‘fade out’ as the national support of supervisors and co-workers occurs. Living Opportunities is the leader in customized supported employment in Oregon.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Our mission is to connect families with resources and each other; and support communities in being welcoming, strong and diverse. Our vision is for supported and empowered families engaging in shaping a diverse community that welcomes all.

Population(s) Served
Families
People with disabilities

The Studio at Living Opportunities provides workshops, instruction and events to promote creativity for artists and musicians throughout the community, including those experiencing disabilities. We strive to share our artists’ unique talents through the belief that creative expression is the common thread that joins us all.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities
Artists and performers

Our Assistive Tech (AT) Consultants are available to conduct an analysis, design & develop an AT Plan, oversee implementation, and evaluate effectiveness for an individual.

Assistive technology is any item, piece of equipment, software program, or product system that is used to increase, maintain, or improve the communication, self-direction, and independence of persons with disabilities.

Population(s) Served
People with disabilities

Where we work

Awards

100 Best Non Profits 2022

https://www.oregonbusiness.com/100best

Affiliations & memberships

Association of People Supporting Employment First https://apse.org/ 2016

https://nadsp.org/ 2021

Nonprofit Association of Oregon 2023

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of adults with disabilities receiving sufficient social and emotional support

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

1. Program: To lead the creation, development and dissemination of best practices for the
industry.
2. Infrastructure: To maintain and continually improve sustainable staffing, facilities,
systems and a culture of inclusiveness.
3. Marketing/Outreach: To accelerate culture change to ensure that communities
welcome all of their members.
4. Finance: To be guided by a well-considered capital and operating budget and to fund
discretionary programs that enhance the quality of life of those we serve.
5. Governance: To attract a committed, diverse board that supports the organization and
the CEO in transforming the lives of people with developmental and intellectual
disabilities.

1. Possible Actions:
a. Enhance housing quality of life through 3 bedroom houses
b. Improve assistive technology
c. Focus on end of life/aging transition
d. Plan appropriately for facilities
e. Expand job access
2. Possible Actions:
a. Provide career pathing
b. Set a salary structure with meaningful raises
c. Create cultural onboarding with mission/vision/values
d. Involve self-advocates
e. Invest in training, mid-level management
3. Possible Actions:
a. Build community relationships
b. Partner, do collaborative ventures with other organizations
c. Form partnerships with businesses
4. Possible Actions:
a. Establish a capital budget: long term real estate goals
b. Cultivate major donors
c. Cultivate donors at all levels
5. Possible Actions:
a. Prioritize diversity on board
b. Expand networks
c. Be positive advocates, see a positive future

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, 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 act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

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

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Living Opportunities Inc

Board of directors
as of 01/12/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Tim D'Alessandro


Board co-chair

Les Cracraft

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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • 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 10/24/2022

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, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/12/2024

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.