Frequently Asked Questions
Are you connected to? the same agency as? Special Olympics? Housing Opportunities?
Opportunity Enterprises is a stand-alone agency. We do not run Special Olympics although many of our clients participate in it. Neither do we run Housing Opportunities although it was birthed here at Opportunity Enterprises.
How do you receive funding?
Opportunity Enterprises is a waiver services provider for people who have received the Home and Community Based Services Waiver (HCBS) or have received a referral through Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation. We are reimbursed by the state for the staffing required to serve our clients in Respite, Residential Services, Day Programs, JobSource, and Community Integration. Opportunity Enterprises receives a number of federal, state, local, and foundation grants/contracts for services that support our Transportation, JobSource, Nursing, Curriculum, Facilities, and general operating expenses. Additional corporate sponsors provide crucial underwriting for events helping us to maximize the return on investment. And finally, individual donors like you. Your monetary, stock, endowment, legacy, and QCD disbursement gifts help us make up the gap of $23/day/person in order to provide the quality of service our clients deserve.
I have a loved one with a disability. How do I get them in your programs? What other resources are available for families?
Each of our programs has different availability and eligibility requirements. Contact Intake Specialist, Payton Summers at 219-464-9621 ext 261 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on program availability. Additional disability resources can be found here. In addition, watch for our Disability Resource Series workshops and lectures that feature topics important to families of someone with a disability.
How do I sign up for Night to Shine?
Night to Shine is not an Opportunity Enterprises event, although many of our clients attend this prom-like event. It is hosted by Valparaiso Nazarene Church with support from the Tim Tebow Foundation. For more information contact them directly.
What are the Respite activities this month?
Respite Care regularly has outings and activities that provide both adults and children with disabilities to enjoy a fun activity while engaging with their peers. The Respite team produces a monthly and quarterly activity calendar accessible here.
Where can I drop off my items for recycling?
Personal drop-off shredding is available at the SecureShred customer service door #7 entrance located on the east side of Opportunity Enterprises at 2801 Evans Avenue in Valparaiso. Please visit SecureShred.org for more information on paper shredding and electronics recycling