THE 15TH ANNUAL OK CLASSIC

Team Registration: Look for news soon on the date in late July when we will be opening up team registration. Spots will be limited and we anticipate high demand!

OK PROGRAMS (SESSION 9)

Registration for Session 9 is Open Soon! Stay Tuned.

Knockout CSA Membership

The Membership is back! Get yours now and reap the benefits, literally! 3 Month Membership with 1 pickup per month!

Come join us for 18 holes of golf on a meticulously manicured course and enjoy a full day of food, fun and revelry in support of the Warrior Mission.
Date |  Monday, July 19, 2021

Come lace ‘em up with us as we walk, roll and run our way to being well. W2RC MEETS EVERY THURSDAY @ 6PM, STARTING JUNE 10th!

THE 15TH ANNUAL OK CLASSIC

Team Registration: Look for news soon on the date in late July when we will be opening up team registration. Spots will be limited and we anticipate high demand!

 

OK PROGRAMS (Session 9)

Registration for Session 9 is Open Soon! Stay Tuned.

Knockout CSA Membership

The Membership is back! Get yours now and reap the benefits, literally! 3 Month Membership with 1 pickup per month!

The OK Open

Come join us for 18 holes of golf on a meticulously manicured course and enjoy a full day of food, fun and revelry in support of the Warrior Mission.
Date |  Monday, July 19, 2021

WALK TO RUN CLUB (W2RC)

Come lace ‘em up with us as we walk, roll and run our way to being well. W2RC MEETS EVERY THURSDAY @ 6PM, STARTING JUNE 10th!

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.

Ok Programs

We are excited to announce that we will be returning to on-site programs (Session 9) on July 27th. We will continue both Zoom Virtual programming as well as our on-site ones. We are happy to announce that the program will no longer be known as the Next Phase, instead, we will be calling it OK Programs as we slowly transition back into normal life while doing everything we can to prevent and protect against COVID spread.

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. KO Pickles, KO Farms, & KO Catering. We are also upping the ante with new additions to the OK Home. KO Meats and the KO CSA

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 Gala 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.

NIGHT FOR OPPORTUNITIES

Date: Saturday, May 15th 2021

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