Big plans for Opportunity House's 50th year
SYCAMORE — This year is the 50th anniversary of Opportunity House Inc., which offers services to adults with developmental disabilities in the Sycamore-DeKalb area. This not-for-profit organization is carrying on its mission by announcing an expansion of residential services.
Recently, an existing home was purchased in Sycamore, bringing the total number of homes the organization owns to eight. There are also plans to break ground on a new home this spring.
“We have been experiencing increased demand for our services over the last few years. Purchasing another home to provide assisted living in a community setting was a priority for us,” executive director Bob Shipman said. “People who were on a waiting list will benefit from living in a single-family home with their peers. These environments encourage growth and independence in a safe, secure environment. The house we are planning to build replaces a home we are currently renting, and it will be totally accessible to meet the needs of our physically-disabled residents.”
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