TEXARKANA, Texas – For more than five decades, Opportunities Incorporated in Texarkana has been improving the lives of adults with disabilities through the power of work.
While that mission is not changing, the process will soon look a little different.
Opportunities Inc. has been providing development and support services since 1966. Developmental Director Rebekah Drennon said their goal is to give their clients a full life in the community.
“They get to focus their passion into work, which is a lot of our clients dream. They really want to have a job and that’s not offered that much to this population,” said Drennon.
Only 15 percent of nearly 5 million developmentally disabled adults in the U.S. are employed.
Executive Director Sherry Young said they’re in the process of moving from a sheltered workshop environment to a supportive workforce.
“Our mission for 54 years has been to empowered individuals with disabilities