The Opportunity Alliance

Helping people reach for a brighter future.

aka The Opportunity Alliance   |   South Portland, ME   |  http://www.opportunityalliance.org

Mission

The Opportunity Alliance works with people to build better lives and stronger communities. We provide advocacy, leadership, and support to identify the goals and address the needs of individuals, families, and communities.

Ruling year info

1965

President & CEO

Mr. Joseph Everett

Main address

50 Lydia Lane

South Portland, ME 04106 USA

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Formerly known as

Peoples Regional Opportunity Program

Youth Alternatives Ingraham

EIN

01-0274725

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Nonprofit Management (S50)

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Our programs

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Agency Overview

The Opportunity Alliance (TOA) builds stronger communities by helping individuals and families navigate crisis, access basic needs, and improve their neighborhoods. Our comprehensive programs and strategic partners are all tightly connected to provide community members with compassionate and effective wrap-around support.

TOA is the Community Action Agency of Cumberland County Maine with 45 integrated community-based and clinical programs. TOA is client-focused with extensive experience working with diverse client populations. TOA programming includes four key sectors of service:
• Mental Health & Wellness
• Community Building
• Family & Early Childhood Education
• Economic Resources
TOA works with more than 20,000 people each year in both urban and rural settings, from expecting mothers to seniors, from New Mainers to families that have been here for generations, and from those taking steps to a better life to those seeking to stabilize a crisis. The majority of our programs operate in Cumberland County, although a few programs, including 211, The Maine Crisis Line, and MYAN, operate statewide.

At The Opportunity Alliance, programs aim to keep families intact, in stable homes, and integrated into a neighborhood community where all members can thrive and pursue their aspirations. We believe that the pathway to healthier individuals and families is created through an integrated continuum of formal and informal supports that addresses the fundamental factors that place communities at risk, such as poverty, mental illness, high rates of substance abuse, and child neglect and abuse. That's why, as much as possible, we work in partnership with residents to identify and address barriers to community success and place a particularly high value on services that empower families and individuals to connect with natural supports and local resources. In addition, we have developed working partnerships with a broad range of individuals, organizations, and community institutions including schools, faith communities, law enforcement, businesses, social services agencies, and other non-profits.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Children and youth
Older adults
Homeless people
Extremely poor people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Council of Accreditation of Child and Family Services, Inc. 2014

Financials

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Operations

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The Opportunity Alliance

Board of directors
as of 09/01/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Colette Twigg-Rowse

No Afilliation

Anita Chandler

Marc Doyon

Dan Hunter

Chris Jerome

Tom Smith

Tim Soley

Rebecca Bloch

Abusana Bondo

Elizabeth Conrad

Sarah Coupe

Ann Courtney

Jeanne Hulit

Anne LaFond

Marie Simbizi

Colette Twigg-Rowse

Cynthia Veroneau

Jim Vachon

Penelope Wheeler-Abbott

Steve Poulos

Bernie Kavanagh

Rebecca Smith

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes