Join us for a tour that is not your ordinary tour.
The 18th Annual Festival
of Trees offers "Holiday Cheer" Dec. 5-8, 2013, in Clear
Opportunity Village provides hope for families overwhelmed
by the challenges of raising a child on the Autism Spectrum.
Father Jerry Kopacek talked about his sister while
presiding over her funeral Mass recently.
Kinney-Lindstrom grants $1 million to Village
The Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation recently announced a
$1-million pledge to Opportunity Village's housing transition project over the
next several years. This is the
largest single foundation pledge ever received by the Village.
The Kinney-Lindstrom Foundation's commitment to the Village
goes back to 1972, when it made a $170,000 pledge to help construct the
activity center on the main site in Clear Lake. At the time, the first two cottage homes were being
constructed by Handicap Village, as it was originally known.
This new pledge more than doubles the Kinney-Lindstrom
Foundation's previous grants over the past 41 years.
Rae and Connie Bieber helped pioneer the founding of
Opportunity Village in Clear Lake, through fears and obstacles, and today they find
themselves in the position of pioneering another scary transition.
Their son Mark was the first person to move from an RCF/ID cottage on the original campus to a smaller home in a residential neighborhood, under the transitions required by the Supreme Court Olmstead Decision.
Read about how they went from resistance to relief as Mark enjoys his new place.