OAKEY RENOVATION COMMUNICATION
The time has finally arrived! The much anticipated and needed renovation to the West Oakey Campus of Opportunity Village is set to begin soon. We are excited to Revive & Renew the campus, and eager to witness the positive impact the changes made will have on the individuals who work and attend programs here.
Rest assured, we care about all individuals who work and receive services here. Every effort will be made to minimize the impact renovation has on each person, as well as any interruptions to the programs, job training and work programs we provide.
All programs currently offered at the West Oakey Campus will continue through the renovation process, and may be moved to a temporary site to accommodate construction. Opportunity Village will continue to provide the same high-quality staff support, safety measures and quality programming that you expect.
Below is some general information about the renovation.
West Oakey Campus History
Opportunity Village's West Oakey Campus was completed in 1990 and has served thousands of clients over the last 28 years. In addition to providing clients with career and life skills, the West Oakey Campus is also home to numerous remarkable fundraising events, including the beloved Magical Forest.
Now it is time to update and expand according to the needs of the people Opportunity Village serves and focus on the programs provided. Additionally, thought has been put into efforts that will help make events held at the West Oakey Campus more successful.
With comprehensive and thoughtful design, the campus renewal will fulfill current and future client needs for the most up-to-date job training, therapeutic habilitation and creative endeavors, while readying the space for future fundraising efforts.
Construction & Relocation Timeline
Construction will tentatively occur from February 2019 through August 2019.
Any program relocation will occur prior to the start of construction and without any missed program days. Once construction is complete, the clients and staff temporarily relocated will return to their updated rooms.
Program & Department Relocation Plan
The West Oakey Campus P.R.I.D.E. and Enable programs will be temporarily relocated to the Oakey Gym.
The West Oakey Campus ERC will be temporarily relocated to our North Campus and our Engelstad Campus. The Opportunity Village Thrift Store will also be an option for those that seek to gain experience in the retail environment.
Clients will be given options based on their needs and proximity to home.
The Opportunity Village Human Resource offices will be divided between the Engelstad Campus and the Wilson Building at the West Oakey Campus. Resource Development, Marketing and the Job Development Program will not be relocated.
I believe my loved one will have a difficult time transitioning to a new space. How will they be supported during the transition? Staff members in each area will provide information to clients regarding any changes that accompany the renovation, prior to the event, to help prepare each person receiving services for what is to come. Additional personalized supports will be provided by staff members, according to the needs of each individual.
Resources & Additional Information
A meeting for individuals, families and caregivers will be held on XXXXX.
Do you have questions not answered here? Please email XXXXX or call XXXXX.