News and Events

 Here's a new and easy way to support OFI's programs...with OFI's Wish List!

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 Opportunity for Independence has received a $5,000 grant from the Margaret E. Haas Family Fund to provide operating support.  The generosity of Ms. Margaret E. Haas supports OFI's mission of enriching the lives of adults with developmental disabilities.

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Here's a new and easy way to support OFI's programs...with OFI's Wish List!

Containing a fun assortment of art supplies, cookbooks, and other items that would enhance our services, this list is constantly added to by our staff.

Consider adding something to your cart for OFI the next time you're on

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Show your support of Opportunity for Independence with a fun and functional tote bag.

Featuring the OFI logo, this sturdy polyester tote has an exterior side pocket (ideal for a water bottle) and an interior cell phone flap pocket.  Measures 12"h x 14"w x 6.5"d.

Available for a suggested donation of $25.

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OFI has received a $30,000 grant from The Bothin Foundation for funding of the Van Go project.  The goal of Van Go is to provide transportation to our clients, thereby increasing opportunities for community involvement and integration.  With this grant from The Bothin Foundation, OFI is able to purchase a brand new van for its fleet... Read More >

Individualized services for adults with developmental disabilities

Opportunity for Independence (OFI) was incorporated in 1991 when its founder rented a home in San Rafael, hired one other staff person, and provided residential service and supports to four gentlemen with developmental disabilities who had previously resided in California's Developmental Centers.

Over the course of the next decade, OFI developed five additional residential and vocational programs for hundreds of adults with developmental and other cognitive disabilities throughout Marin County.

Today, we stand by a philosophy to continue developing individualized programs that improve the quality of life for people with developmental disabilities.  We are committed to creating opportunities that assure a dignified lifestyle, access to the full range of natural supports provided by the community, and the freedom to express individual potential and values.