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Opportunity Connections is a private, non-profit organization that has been serving people in the Columbia Gorge since 1967. We help individuals with developmental disabilities to live as independently as possible while working and enjoying activities in their own communities. We currently are based in Hood River and The Dalles.


We offer various programs which builds skills to employability. We work with employers to make part-time positions available that are beneficial to both the client and the employer. Our residential service offers 24-hour support in a group home while our supported living program assists people living independently.

Our Mission:

  • Maximizing potential for people with disabilities.


Our Vision:

  • A community where people with disabilities participate in satisfying lifestless based on the same aspirations as all citizens.

  • To be an organization that is vital, progressive, and well respected in the community.


Our Values:

  • Healthy and safe activities, surroundings, and people,

  • Being a resource to the community and especially to the people with disabilities, their families, friends, neighbors, and co-workers,

  • Individual personal choice, integration, and self-worth,

  • Environmental responsibility,

  • Collaborative relationships with partners and communities,

  • Tolerance, respect, honesty, simplicity, and equality,

  • Work opportunities,

  • Well qualified staff to meet changing needs