Maximize your Impact!
Maximize your impact this giving season. Make an online donation to Opportunity Knocks on #GivingTuesday, December 1st, and the Coleman Foundation will match it!
As a privately funded organization, #GivingTuesday greatly helps us to continue to support our program participants through quality social, recreational and life skills programs. Please join us on December 1st!
After Opps is an after school/after work program offering a wide variety of activities that are developed in collaboration with the Warrior participants. Program activities are embedded with a focus on peer leadership, health and wellness, social interaction and community connections.
The Life Shop is an adult day program that takes a Warrior-centered approach to life in the community. The program is designed for Warriors older than age 22, focusing on building life skills, health and wellness, community integration and vocational skills.
Morning Opps is a partner program with Oak Park River Forest High School. On late arrival Wednesdays when the OPRF faculty perform professional development training, OK hosts structured activities for the students in their TEAM Program (Transitional Education with Access to the Mainstream).
Health & Wellness
The Warrior Wellness initiative launched in July 2013 to combat the health disparities faced by our Warriors. Embedded within each program area, Warrior Wellness promotes the physical, mental, and social well-being of our Warriors, staff, and community. It has become the 6th point in the Warrior Code of Conduct!!
An important concept engrained into the Opportunity Knock’s mission is our effort to encourage our participants to give back to the local community. As part of this philosophy we make every effort to empower the Warriors. So was born, Community Opportunities and a Warrior Mission focused on helping homeless pets, supporting the environment, and helping children in need. Meet the Warrior driven non profit within the non profit.
Knock Out Pickles
Knock Out Pickles are artisanal pickles that are produced, marketed, and distributed by program participants (also known as Warriors) of Opportunity Knocks, a local nonprofit that serves young people who have intellectual and developmental disabilities. Knock Out Pickles are a revenue stream for the privately funded organization while providing meaningful and gainful employment opportunities for the Warriors.