Las Vegas, Nevada
Serving Las Vegas Since 1954
Located in Las Vegas, Nevada, Opportunity Village is a community based, not-for-profit agency that serves people with mental retardation to improve the quality of their lives and the lives of their families. OV dates back to 1954, when a group of Las Vegas families got together to support the needs of children with mental retardation. As American society evolved, providing more support for children with disabilities of all types, OV expanded into specialized services for adults with mental retardation. Little did those founding families know how large a community servant their small group would become... in fact, OV has for several years been the largest provider of vocational training and employment for people with disabilities in Nevada. They currently serve over 450 people with severe disabilities, and have a waiting list that awaits additional funding.
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For several years the Isle of Standauffish Renaissance Guild Inc. has been doing volunteer work at the Magical Forest at the Jones Ave. Campus. Every year for the opening of the christmas season at the forest, OV runs a "Camelot at the Forest" gala fund-raiser. Members of our group, with assistance from members of the other re-enactment clubs in town, have provided costumed people and entertainers, as well as decoration to maintain the theme.
Several important and honoured dignitaries have been Knighted for service to Opportunity Village, and our members where proud and honoured to provide this service.
Most recently we constructed a 40 foot tall one third scale Medieval Castle to add to the forest, and have plans in the works for an even better project in the near future.
Check out our Photo Galleries for past events in the Forest
in the Forest 1997
This is one of our favorite pictures as it shows that despite political
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