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Summertime Fun and Fellowship at Greater Opportunities

Consumers, staff and family members joined in the fun and games at Greater Opportunities Annual Barbecue in Central Park, Santa Clara. Everyone enjoyed the perfect summer weather, delicious food prepared by staff, and festivities including an egg race, a three-legged...

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Give a Gift of Opportunity This Holiday Season

People with developmental disabilities – and the programs that serve them - are struggling to survive in Silicon Valley. Generous support from donors like you is critical to meeting the needs of our consumers. Our consumers’ average SSI payment is a mere $830 per...

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We Got a Job

Andrew, Debbie and Phillip started working in February 2014 one day per week for Basic Food Handler’s Course and all achieved their Certificate of Completion through eFoodHandlers. Cynthia Plascencia, the Manager at BJ’s, states, “We love working with Andrew, Debbie...

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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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