Opportunity Village Announces its Participation in Together for Choice Coalition and its Nationwide Initiative February 07, 2017 00:00

Opportunity Village Announces its Participation in Together for Choice Coalition and its Nationwide Initiative

 

Coalition committed to finding solutions for the shortage of housing and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities

 

Las VegasOpportunity Village announces its participation in Together for Choice, a new coalition of service providers, family members and concerned citizens that is launching a national initiative to find solutions for the growing shortage of suitable housing and vocational opportunities for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

 

As Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities and provider for vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services to nearly 2,000 individuals annually, Opportunity Village is committed to bringing awareness to the lack of adequate independent housing. Through this coalition, Opportunity Village will take part in educating the public and key influencers on the need for Medicaid funding of choice-based housing, employment and training, and developing policy reform initiatives.


 “Together for Choice plays a vital role in serving the wonderful individuals with disabilities who participate in Opportunity Village’s programs and services. Our involvement in the coalition will help set the stage for many important initiatives we have planned for the future, such as Betty’s Village residential facilities, right here in Southern Nevada,” said Bob Brown, president and CEO of Opportunity Village.

Together for Choice brings together representatives of organizations that serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, family members and loved ones from across the country to discuss the work that needs to be done to advance these individuals' rights and uncover solutions to expand their choices.

 

For more information about Together for Choice and its initiatives, visit www.togetherforchoice.org