Opportunity Village has the honor and responsibility of caring for nearly 2,000 people with intellectual and related disabilities and their families annually. The health and well-being of our clients, families, staff and supporters is our utmost concern.
Yesterday, national health officials from the CDC released the recommendation that everyone practice social distancing and stay away from groups of 10 or more. Following this directive, Opportunity Village’s leadership, in conjunction with the State of Nevada, have decided to cease all campus-based day programs effective tomorrow, Wednesday, March 18. These programs are scheduled to resume on April 6, 2020.
Opportunity Village will be making accommodations to continue to serve clients and families in-home utilizing our current Direct Care staff. Other OV staff members will be working remotely from home.
“We understand families still need support and we are here to help. While our facilities may close, we will continue to serve our clients wherever we are needed.” said Bob Brown, President and CEO.
We will strictly adhere to CDC guidelines while caring for every individual we serve. With the COVID-19 situation evolving as quickly as it is, Opportunity Village leadership will continue keeping a close eye on the situation and will quickly make further adjustments in our operations as necessary.
About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.
Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.
Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.
Opportunity Village clients – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.6 million in 2018. They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.