This Year's Project: Annual Angels
Opportunities Unlimited provides Community Neurobehavioral Services and Intermediate Residential Services for individuals who have sustained a traumatic brain injury, a spinal cord injury, or other physical disability. The OU campus, which is located on the north side of Sioux City, consists of nine residential homes and a large Community Center that serves as the hub for therapies and activities as well as the administrative offices. In addition to providing Community Neurobehavioral Services and Intermediate Residential Services, OU also provides Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) to children and adults with disabilities. Individuals eligible for waiver programs can access services for a predetermined number of hours each month, set by the individual’s caseworker. These services are offered at the Opportunities Unlimited Community Center, out in the community, and in the privacy of the person served’s home. OU also has two HCBS homes for individuals requiring assistance with skills needed to live in a more independent setting. The employment services department offers many vocation services to individuals with disabilities who require assistance in building the skills needed to access meaningful employment. Founded by families of Sioux City, OU leads with the mission of "Maximizing Personal Potential Through Dignified and Purposeful Living."
Current Project: Annual Angels
Annual Angels is a program supported by employees and community members to allow funds for persons served to access needed items or activities not covered by Medicaid that may enhance their quality of life or aid in reaching his or her goals. Persons served have limited resources and this program helps purchase necessary items that the family cannot afford or opportunities for community integration and participation in activities and events. Several employees participate in this program as they are able to witness firsthand the needs of persons served and how valuable these funds can directly impact one's life.