WHO ARE WE?

Opportunity Knocks is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may pursue their educational, occupational and social interests.

WHO ARE WE?

Opportunity Knocks is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities so they may pursue their educational, occupational and social interests.

WHAT IS A WARRIOR?

The people we serve are Warriors and it is our belief that their place in the community is both valuable and necessary. Because of their perseverance and strength, we endearingly dub our participants as Warriors.

COMING UP NEXT

 

This fundraising campaign provides critical operating funds for programs and key initiatives. Donations support more community integration, vocational experiences and skill building and more paid employment positions through our social enterprises.

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.

Programs & Initiatives

AFTER OPPS

After Opps is an after school work program offering a wide variety of activities that are developed in collaboration with the participants. Program activities are embedded with a focus on peer leadership, health and wellness, social interaction and community connections.

LIFE SHOP

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.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

OK has three connected initiatives that comprise our social enterprise which provide meaningful and gainful employment opportunities for the Warriors, as well as an added revenue stream to support the organization. The initiatives are Knockout Pickles, the Warrior Catering Co., and the OK Farm.

COMMUNITY OPPS

An important concept engrained into our mission is the effort to encourage our participants to give back to the local community. Community Opportunities is a Warrior’s mission that is focused on helping homeless pets, supporting the environment, and helping children in need.

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!!

AFTER OPPS

After Opps is an after school work program offering a wide variety of activities that are developed in collaboration with the participants. Program activities are embedded with a focus on peer leadership, health and wellness, social interaction and community connections.

LIFE SHOP

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.

SOCIAL ENTERPRISE

OK has three connected initiatives that comprise our social enterprise which provide meaningful and gainful employment opportunities for the Warriors, as well as an added revenue stream to support the organization. The initiatives are Knockout Pickles, the Warrior Catering Co., and the OK Farm.

COMMUNITY OPPS

An important concept engrained into our mission is the effort to encourage our participants to give back to the local community. Community Opportunities is a Warrior’s mission that is focused on helping homeless pets, supporting the environment, and helping children in need.

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!!

THE WARRIOR BLOG

The 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon

JOIN OUR TEAM! Guarantee your spot in the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon by running in support of the Opportunity Knocks Warriors. Runners who register with an Opportunity Knocks guaranteed entry will be responsible for fundraising a minimum of $1,250 (your...

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