Opportunities, Inc. was created in 1965 as the Blaine County Development Foundation, serving five surrounding counties beginning in 1969. Opportunities, Inc., currently has some services in sixteen plus counties in NW and Western Oklahoma.
The purpose and function of Opportunities, Inc. shall be to:
- Assist in developing, executing and coordinating plans and programs authorized under the Community Service Block Grant, and subsequent amendments made to that act, and other Federal, State and local laws and programs which tend to alleviate and eradicate poverty within the counties and the area of operation of this foundation, exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or as hereafter amended.
- Work with three significant groups in the community; that is the low-income sector, the public sector and the private sector, to seek out, identify and eliminate the causes of poverty within these communities.
- Make the entire community more responsive to the needs and interests of the low-income sector by mobilizing available resources and bringing about a greater institutional sensitivity.
- Plan and develop a system of priorities among projects, activities and areas as needed for the most effective and efficient use of resources.