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CHAUTAUQUA OPPORTUNITIES, INC.

Chautauqua Opportunities

...leading the fight against poverty by mobilizing resources and creating partnerships to promote empowerment, economic independence and opportunities.

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This update looks at the impact COVID 19 has had on our community. Topics covered included public health response, housing, childcare, employment, and the economy.

 

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leading the fight against poverty by mobilizing resources and creating partnerships to promote empowerment, economic independence and opportunities.

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leading the fight against poverty by mobilizing resources and creating partnerships to promote and create economic independence through business development opportunities.

 

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New York State Community Action Agency

 

New York State Community Action Association 

 

 

National Commuity Action Foundation

 

National Community Action Foundation 

 

 

 

National Community Action Partnership

 

 

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NEWS

COI Safe House receives Subaru Donation

By Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.  /  December 22, 2021
Picture (left to right) – Alexis Crossley (COI Youth Specialist), Chelsea McCreary (COI Youth Specialist), Diane Hewitt-Johnson (COI CEO), Bev...
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We are calling all youth to help clean up the city!

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.’s Youth Corps is having a “Park Clean Up Day" ! All youth between the ages of 14 and 22 are invited to join us on Wednesday May 25th at 5pm in Washington Park in Dunkirk, NY.

Outreach workers will provide the supplies and water for the day so you won’t have to bring anything with you! Help us come together and make a difference for the community!

Call 716-363-6146 for more details or information about the event!
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We are calling all youth to help clean up the city!

Chautauqua Opportunities Inc.’s Youth Corps is having a “Park Clean Up Day ! All youth between the ages of 14 and 22 are invited to join us on Wednesday May 25th at 5pm in Washington Park in Dunkirk, NY. 

Outreach workers will provide the supplies and water for the day so you won’t have to bring anything with you! Help us come together and make a difference for the community!

Call 716-363-6146 for more details or information about the event!

Lead paint in older homes poisons over 100 children per year in Chautauqua County. Lead poisoning can cause permanent learning and behavior problems such as lower IQ and ADHD.

The Lead-Chautauqua Healthy Homes Program is a HUD funded partnership between Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services. Services are targeted to income-qualified households with children under the age of 6 who live in housing built prior to 1978. Call COI today to learn more! 716-366-8176 or 716-661-9430
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Lead paint in older homes poisons over 100 children per year in Chautauqua County. Lead poisoning can cause permanent learning and behavior problems such as lower IQ and ADHD.

The Lead-Chautauqua Healthy Homes Program is a HUD funded partnership between Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. and the Chautauqua County Department of Health and Human Services. Services are targeted to income-qualified households with children under the age of 6 who live in housing built prior to 1978. Call COI today to learn more! 716-366-8176 or 716-661-9430

"It’s the community that raises the money during our annual campaign, and it’s the community that decides where the money goes during our allocations process,” said Amy Rohler, executive director. “This year, we had significantly more requests for funding than money we had to allocate. The allocations panelists make very difficult decisions to ensure we are putting the community’s money towards its best and highest use.” Read more from the The Post-Journal in today's paper: www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2022/05/united-way-announces-funding-to-29-agencies/

We're proud to support the following agencies:

A Children's Place Daycare Center
American Red Cross of Western New York
Allegheny Highlands Council, BSA
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc.
Chautauqua Blind Association
Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
Chautauqua Safety Village
Chautauqua Striders
Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County
Community Connections at Findley Lake
Community Helping Hands
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County
CASA of Chautauqua
Family Service of the Chautauqua Region, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Jamestown Community Learning Council
Jamestown Public Market
Junior Achievement of WNY
Meals on Wheels America
Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County
Prevention Works
The Relief Zone, Inc.
The Resource Center
The Salvation Army of Jamestown, NY
UCAN City Mission
YMCA of Jamestown New York
YWCA Jamestown
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It’s the community that raises the money during our annual campaign, and it’s the community that decides where the money goes during our allocations process,” said Amy Rohler, executive director. “This year, we had significantly more requests for funding than money we had to allocate. The allocations panelists make very difficult decisions to ensure we are putting the community’s money towards its best and highest use.” Read more from the The Post-Journal in todays paper: https://www.post-journal.com/news/local-news/2022/05/united-way-announces-funding-to-29-agencies/

Were proud to support the following agencies:

A Childrens Place Daycare Center
American Red Cross of Western New York
Allegheny Highlands Council, BSA
Chautauqua Adult Day Care Centers, Inc.
Chautauqua Blind Association
Chautauqua Lake Child Care Center
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc.
Chautauqua Safety Village
Chautauqua Striders
Child Advocacy Program of Chautauqua County
Community Connections at Findley Lake
Community Helping Hands
Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chautauqua County
CASA of Chautauqua
Family Service of the Chautauqua Region, Inc.
Girl Scouts of Western New York
Jamestown Community Learning Council
Jamestown Public Market
Junior Achievement of WNY
Meals on Wheels America
Mental Health Association in Chautauqua County
Prevention Works
The Relief Zone, Inc.
The Resource Center
The Salvation Army of Jamestown, NY
UCAN City Mission
YMCA of Jamestown New York
YWCA Jamestown

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