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We Got a Job

Andrew, Debbie and Phillip started working in February 2014 one day per week for BJ’s Restaurant and Brew House in San Jose. The Regional Manager has a family member with developmental disabilities and believed that the folks from GO could make a great addition to the...

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Filomena Goncalvez

Filomena brings many unique and varied qualities to Greater Opportunities where she has worked since 2007. Born in Angola, Filomena speaks Portugese, Spanish and English. She recollects how her family needed to keep a fire burning to discourage lions, tigers, leopards...

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Annual Summer Barbecue July 11, 2014

The annual summer barbecue was a big hit with consumers and staff. Enjoying a day with perfect weather, more than a hundred members of the Greater Opportunities family joined in the festivities at Central Park in Santa Clara. Besides noshing on burgers and hot dogs,...

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Who Cares for Our ASD Adult Children After We’re Gone?

On May 28th, Anthony Rowe, Director of Operations for Greater Opportunities, joined a panel of speakers hosted by Autism Society San Francisco Bay Area on “Post-Parental Care: Who Ensures the Well-being of Our Children Once We're Gone?” Anthony described Supported...

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Thank you for helping to make SV Gives a Success!

On May 6, 2014, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of community foundations, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation hosted an amazing day of giving called Silicon Valley Gives. Over 14,600 donors contributed nearly $8M to non-profit organizations in the Silicon...

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National Rebuilding Day 2014

On Saturday, April 26, Greater Opportunities celebrated National Rebuilding Day at our Semi-Independent Living Program in Sunnyvale. Rebuilding Together Peninsula brought us a wonderfully generous contribution of building materials and skilled labor from the nice...

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Bill Berg – Celebration of Life

Staff, consumers, and family members shared memories and released prayer balloons at a Celebration of Life for Bill Berg, who was served by Greater Opportunities for 25 years. He passed away recently following an acute illness. Bill was quite a character and will be...

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Milestones on the Path to Independence

Melissa has made healthy changes to her lifestyle by sticking to smaller food portions at home, with assistance in meal preparations from her Supported Living Services staff Alexandra Monroy.  Melissa follows portion guidelines that the size of a stomach...

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