Warrior-thon Family Yoga Class

“Join us for a ½ hour, family-friendly yoga class, open to all ages and levels! Class will be hosted by co-founder of Buddha Belly, Erin Bracco “

Warrior-thon Unbreakable Zoom Class

RESCHEDULED – WED, OCT. 28th @ 7:15 PM “Join us for a full-body cardio and strength training workout with John Hayley of Unbreakable Fitness and OK’s own, Katrina Jeffries. No equipment required. All fitness levels welcome!”

A virtual wellness and fundraising movement for Opportunity Knocks

THE NEXT PHASE

A Return to On-Site Programs & A Continuation of Virtual Programs

Register Now

A Golfing Outing in Partnership to benefit

Wonder Works & Opportunity Knocks

OK CLASSIC ANNOUNCEMENT

The 14th Annual OK Classic has been canceled. Visit the page to learn more details, as well as a plan for a virtual event in its place.

Pickled Perfection

Enjoy some of Opportunity Knock’s very own Knockout Pickles. Vist the page and learn how to get some today!

Corporate and Community Partners

Connecting with community through creative alliances with great partners!

Warrior-thon Family Yoga Class

“Join us for a ½ hour, family-friendly yoga class, open to all ages and levels! Class will be hosted by co-founder of Buddha Belly, Erin Bracco “

Warrior-thon Unbreakable Zoom Class

RESCHEDULED – WED, OCT 28. @ 7:15 PM  “Join us for a full-body cardio and strength training workout with John Hayley of Unbreakable Fitness and OK’s own, Katrina Jeffries. No equipment required. All fitness levels welcome!”

A virtual wellness and fundraising movement for Opportunity Knocks

THE NEXT PHASE

A Return to On-Site Programs & A Continuation of Virtual Programs

 Register Now

A Golfing Outing in Partnership to Benefit

Wonder Works & Opportunity Knocks

 

Ok classic announcement

The 14th Annual OK Classic has been canceled. Visit the page to learn more details, as well as a plan for a virtual event in its place.

 

Pickled Perfection

Enjoy some of Opportunity Knock’s very own Knockout Pickles. Vist the page and learn how to get some today!

 

CORPORATE AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS

Connecting with community through creative alliances with great partners!

 

OUR MISSION

A COMMUNITY OF WARRIORS

Opportunity Knocks is dedicated to enriching life and community. We exist to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities as they live, work, learn, grow and connect within their community. 

We believe in a dynamic, person-centered and community-based approach to programming that engages the voice of all Warriors, thrives on interdependent connections, encourages exploration,  centers on holistic wellness and fostering healthy relationships.

WHO WE SERVE

Perseverance and strength through challenges have led us to nickname our participants Warriors. We are dedicated to providing support and resources for teens and young adults.

WHERE WE SERVE

We are currently serving the communities of Oak Park, Forest Park, and River Forest. Due to our current space constraints, we are limited to serving only those communities.

WHY WE SERVE

Opportunities for young people with I/DD are terribly limited. The state of Illinois ranks 49th in the nation in supporting community-based programs. More than 12,000 are currently awaiting state services.

State of Illinois

National rank in supporting community-based services

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Awaiting Services

Local Warriors requesting state support, who are still waiting 

Warrior Families

Supported by OK programs on an annual average

OUR PROGRAMS

WARRIOR FOCUSED, WARRIOR DRIVEN

We listen to our participants and collaborate as equal architects in developing programs. Specific activities vary throughout the year and across programs, but common to all programs is some combination of a focus on wellness, vocational skills, life skills, leadership, social recreation, and community connection.

AFTER OPPS

After Opps is an after-school/after work program that offers social and recreational activities of all kinds. Each session’s activities are determined through a collaborative partnership between Warrior participants and OK Staff.

Life Shop

An alternative-style day program that takes a Warrior-centered approach to adult life in the community. Designed for Warriors older than age 22, focusing on building life skills, health and wellness, community connections and vocational skills.

Enterprise

With 3 initiatives under the Knockout Brand of social enterprises, we aim to sustain meaningful and gainful vocational skill-building opportunities, while also producing a revenue stream to support OK operations.

OUR COMMUNITY

A COLLECTIVE EFFORT

As a grassroots organization, operating outside of the abysmal state funding structure, we have built OK on a foundation of community support. We rely heavily on a vast network of donors, volunteers, and partners to help support, sustain and grow our mission. We have a great network, but it is paramount that it continues to grow. Want to get involved?

FEATURED PARTNER

The Community Mental Health Board of Oak Park Township (CMHB) is a branch of Oak Park Township. The CMHB is comprised of nine residents appointed by the Township Supervisor with the approval of the Township Trustees.

Opportunity Knocks is proud to be among the agencies that the CMHB supports. The CMHB is a significant source of support for the Warriors participating in OK’s Life Shop.

We are grateful to have such strong partnerships with the local townships!

DONATE

We are 94% privately funded. Without your support, we would not exist. Please consider supporting the Warriors today.

VOLUNTEER

From program support members to event staff volunteers, corporate groups and internships, opportunities to connect abound.

PARTNER

Corporate sponsorships, program partnerships and all sorts of ways in between to connect your group with our group in mission.

Big Thanks to our OK Classic Sponsors

Upcoming Events

Each year, Opportunity Knocks hosts 4 major events, that while are designed to be a great time for all, are crucial in funding the day to day operations. But, there are a lot more! Stay informed of ALL our events by following our events page.

COMEDY FOR A CAUSE

Date: Friday, November 20, 2021 | 7:30pm -10:30pm

THE OK CHILI COOK OFF

Date: Sunday, January 17, 2021 | 12:00-5:00pm

NIGHT FOR OPPORTUNITIES

Date: April 17, 2021

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