Our History.

1966 - Texarkana Special Education Kindergarten

1966 - Texarkana Special Education Kindergarten

Opportunities opens a part-time kindergarten for children with disabilities at the First Presbyterian Church Building.

1975 - Main Campus

1975 - Main Campus

Opportunities raises $1 million to build its own campus with four buildings and a pavilion on land deeded to them at 6101 North State Line Ave., Texarkana, TX.

1980 - Business Opportunities

1980 - Business Opportunities

Opportunities leases a facility in downtown Texarkana to begin a work-training program for adults with developmental disabilities.

1981 - Housing Opportunities Residential Services

1981 - Housing Opportunities Residential Services

Two group homes and individual apartments for developmentally disabled adults constructed. Adjacent to this complex, Opportunities builds an independent living complex for seniors.

1982 - In-Home Early Intervention Program

1982 - In-Home Early Intervention Program

An innovative program for infants with developmental delays begins.

1989 - Meadow Brook Place

1989 - Meadow Brook Place

Opportunities opens a residential living complex of 61 apartments for active seniors at an off-site campus. Destroyed by a flood in 1998.

1990 - Housing Opportunities/ICFMR B

1990 - Housing Opportunities/ICFMR B

Constructs an intermediate care facility for adults with developmental disabilities who have regular medical needs.

1997 - Master Site Plan

1997 - Master Site Plan

The Board of Directors approves a Comprehensive Master Plan for a Renovation and Construction Project.

1998 - 100% Giving

1998 - 100% Giving

Every member of Opportunities Board of Directors, Opportunities Foundation Board, and Staff contributes to the $7 MM campaign to implement the new Master Site Plan.

2000 - Shared Opportunities Campaign

2000 - Shared Opportunities Campaign

Opportunities reaches the goal of the $7 MM capital campaign. Ten adjoining acres of land are donated. Community Celebration. M.L. James Construction Company contracted.

2001 - Early Head Start

2001 - Early Head Start

Opportunities opens a new Early Head Start facility to serve infants and toddlers from low income families.

2002 - Celebration and Dedication

2002 - Celebration and Dedication

Community, staff, children, and adults dedicate facilities on the Main Campus, September 19th.

2003 - Senior Day Center

2003 - Senior Day Center

Program begins serving adults who have medical needs in a newly constructed facility.

2009 - Early Head Start Expansion

2009 - Early Head Start Expansion

ARRA funds enabled EHS to expand the Center-based program to include 8 additional children and start a Home-based program.

2010 - Wellness Trails

2010 - Wellness Trails

Community, staff, children and adults dedicate the Wellness Trials on the Main Campus.

2011 - ECI expanded to 7 counties

2011 - ECI expanded to 7 counties

Bowie, Camp, Cass, Morriss, Franklin, Titus and Red River

2012 - T.L.L. Temple Foundation

2012 - T.L.L. Temple Foundation

Awards funds for purchase of land adjacent to Main Campus

2014 - Therapy Center

2014 - Therapy Center

Dorothy Sue Patterson Therapy Center Opens

2016 - 50th Anniversary

2016 - 50th Anniversary

Celebrating 50 Years of Opportunities