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Salutes all non-profit organizations that help support, grow, anchor and promote our communities. O pportunity Enterprises MISSION: Opportunity Enterprises works to maximize self-sufficiency and enrich the quality of life for individuals with disabilities. ABOUT: For more than 50 years, Opportunity Enterprises has been serving individuals with disabilities in Northwest Indiana. With an amazing team of more than 350 employees serving nearly 1,000 people, we are committed to seeing each person reach their full potential through increased self-sufficiency and enriching opportunities. We accomplish this through educational, vocational, residential, and community integration programs designed around each client’s unique needs. DAY PROGRAMS: Five different curriculum-based programs provide groups of 4-10 people a variety of educational modules including art, music, technology, cooking, science, reading, listening, sensory stimulation, exercise, and socialization. There are also opportunities for integrated participation in community learning and events. RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMS: Seven group homes provide an opportunity for independence with shared living, while other clients live in their own home and are provided support based on individual needs from 4-24 hours per day. RESPITE CARE: OE has two respite homes, one in Porter County and one in Lake County which are staffed by our team who are specifically trained on the needs of individuals with Friday, July 26, 2019 5:00-8:00 pm Urschel Pavilion downtown Valparaiso Free family event features: *DJ/dancing *games/activities *free meal for first 500 people includes pulled pork, chips, ice cream *additional food available for purchase *cash bar Help us honor retiring CEO, Ellen DeMartinis, with a special recognition at 6:00 pm and welcome new CEO, Neil Samahon. physical and developmental disabilities. Clients can select from a wide variety of fun and educational activities for as few as four hours and up to two weeks at a time. TRANSPORTATION: With a fleet of 18 busses and vans, OE provides ondemand wheelchair-accessible transportation to clients and the community for work, medical appointments, and social activities. COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT: OE’s job coaching and placement division, JobSource connects clients and community businesses with employment opportunities. This division also provides programs to support the transition from school to work. BUSINESS SERVICES: OE offers a variety of divisions that provide both meaningful work for our clients, as well as needed services for businesses in the community. OE operates: SecureShred - NAID-certified confidential document shredding Outsource Solutions packaging and assembly OE Clean Team - commercial janitorial Simply Amazing Market gourmet snacks, gifts, and art DID YOU KNOW? 68% of OE’s funding comes through the Medicaid waiver reimbursement. The remainder is provided by generous donors, friends, partners, sponsors, and the community. THANK YOU! Get involved with Opportunity Enterprises by donating, volunteering, or working. See how at More info and RSVP at COMMUNITY RESPONSIBILITY • SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY • REGIONAL AND STATEWIDE CATALYST FOR CHANGE The Times offers one advertisement per year to a charitable non-profit organization, 501(c)(3), for the purpose of promoting events or services that benefit broad public interest. Creative services charge may apply. To inquire, contact Cindy Kimmel at

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