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For over 50 years, our not-for-profit organization has helped persons with disabilities expand their life experiences through residential, vocational, social, and recreational opportunities. We proudly serve DeKalb County, Illinois; a community where generous sponsorships enhance quality service.

Opportunity House serves over 250 individuals with disabilities each year in a variety of ways. We offer 24 hour residential care, intermittent residential care, vocational assistance, developmental training, Special Olympics, and recreational activities.
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our mission

To help people with disabilities work, live in homes of their choice and enjoy community life.

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  • “I would like to express how remarkable the staff at OH are. I had a staffing today with my brother (Steve) who has been with OH for 34 years. Working with Down Syndrome and the challenges that can come isn't easy to say the least. As I get ready to move to a different stage in living with my brother, they are making this transition as easy as possible. Life isn't always fair/easy but when you have GREAT people working with you it sure makes things easier.....THANKS TO ALL OF THE OH STAFF....”.

    -Marla Cradduck (sister of client )  
  • “OH has taught me how to be independent so I can live on my own rather than a group home.  I love the freedom they give me.”

    -Kathy (client)
  • “They set up jobs for my specific disability.”

    -Hope (client)
  • "I have been privileged to work with many fine people that I am proud to call friends.  These friends have made my life richer, have helped me through tough times and have made me see many joys in life that I would have otherwise missed!”

    -Barb Lynch, Staff Member
  • "I like coming to DT to go out on volunteer work. I have learned it’s good to help people who can’t get out to get food. I go out on Meals on Wheels."

    -Matt (client)


» Newsletter Summer 2015
» Special Olympics Summer/Fall 2014
» Recreation Nov./Dec. 2014

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Thank you for all your support! Your donation will help us provide services that meet individual employment, community living, and recreational needs of people with disabilities throughout DeKalb County. There are three easy ways to donate to OH Inc.
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