Family Opportunities.

We currently have 3 Family program s designed to help.

Family Programs

  • First-Time Home Buyer Programs

    Available in:

    Broome

    Chenango

    What is it?

    Our First Time Home Buyer Programs focus on teaching our clients everything they need to know to become successful homeowners. Greater Opportunities will provide one-on-one counseling, group education... READ MORE

    Who is it for?

    Low to moderate-income families looking to purchase their first home within Chenango or Broome County who need assistance in learning the real estate process and available financing opportunities.

    How does this benefit you?

    • Budgeting
    • Credit
    • Affordability
    • How to work with a real estate agent
    • Finding the right lender and the lending process
    • Help in choosing the right house
    • What to expect at closing
    • Assistance with funding/grants: Depending on the current availability on grant funding, there may be a variety of grants available to assist you with the down payment, closing costs, and/or rehabilitation associated with health and safety concerns on the purchase of your first home. Eligibility varies based on the grant for which you are submitting an application.
    • You will be eligible to work individually with a Housing Counselor to develop a homeownership plan
    • We will help you review your finances, determine price range, create a savings program and focus on any credit issues
    • We will teach you the best practices to maintain credit worthiness, so that you can qualify for a mortgage
    • Our counselors work with you for as long as you need until you achieve your goal of homeownership

    How to Apply

    Click the button to download the application form. Complete and return according to the instructions in the form.

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

    Contact Information

    For information and/or an application, please contact Greater Opportunities at 607-334-7114.

  • WIC Program

    Available in:

    Chenango

    What is it?

    The Federal Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides nutritious foods to pregnant, postpartum and breast feeding women and children up to age 5. In addition to providin... READ MORE

    Who is it for?

    Pregnant, postpartum and breast feeding women and children up to age 5 who need financial assistance in getting nutritious foods. Eligibility is based on income and a family of 4 may earn up to $48,470 annually and receive WIC benefits.

    How does this benefit you?

    • Receive food benefits redeemable at the local grocery store for milk, bread, cheese, yogurt, eggs, peanut butter, brown rice, beans, juice and cereal
    • Infants may receive formula, jars of baby food, and cereal
    • Families receive nutrition education and referrals to other resources within the community
    • Assistance and follow-up interaction for breast feeding mothers
    • Enjoy fresh produce and fruits when you receive checks to be cashed at local Farmers' Markets
    • Learn how to prepare fresh produce at the WIC office

    How to Apply

    There is currently no form online. View the contact information to connect with us about applying for WIC Program.

    Contact Information

    For information and/or an application, please contact Greater Opportunities at 607-334-7114.

     

    WIC Sites

    Norwich

     

    Greater Opportunities, Inc.

    44 West Main St. Norwich

    Monday, Tuesday (except 4th Tuesday)and

    Friday: 8am-4pm

    Thursday: 11am - 7pm

    One Saturday each month: 9am - 1pm

    (607) 336-4324

     

    Greene

    First Congregational Church of Greene, NY UCC - YouTube

    First Wednesday of the Month

    First Congregational Church

    28 N. Chenango St. Greene

    9am - 3pm (Open through lunch hour)

    (607) 656-4923

     

    New Berlin

    New Berlin UMC | The Upper NY Conference

    Second Wednesday of the Month

    Methodist Church

    51 S. Main St. New Berlin

    9am - 3pm (Open through lunch hour)

    (607) 847-6350

     

    Sherburne

    Third Wednesday of the Month

    Methodist Church

    11 Chapel St. Sherburne

    9am - 3pm (Open through lunch hour)

    (607) 674-4119

     

    Bainbridge

    Presbytery of Susquehanna Valley :: Bainbridge First Presbyterian Church

    Fourth Tuesday of the Month

    First Presbyterian Church

    3 Church Street. Bainbridge

    9am - 3pm (Open through lunch hour)

    (607) 967-8021

  • Permanent Supportive Housing

    Available in:

    Broome

    What is it?

    The goal for the Greater Opportunities Supportive Housing Program is to provide assistance for participant families and individuals living in poverty to obtain and maintain healthy interdependence wit... READ MORE

    Who is it for?

    Families and individuals who are living in poverty who are looking to grow and become independent members of our community and self-sufficient in all areas of life.    

    How does this benefit you?

    • Receive counseling services on how to obtain and maintain healthy lifestyle that include case management, life skills education and training, and employment skills training. 
    • Get permanent housing assistance
    • Learn about health, finances, employment, and socialization

    How to Apply

    Click the button to download the application form. Complete and return according to the instructions in the form.

    DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM

    Contact Information

    For information, please contact Greater Opportunities at 607-723-6493.

    How we help you achieve your own success.

    • Our team works hand-in-hand with you to help create the opportunities and programs that work for you.
    • We will meet with you face-to-face to help track your progress in order to ensure your ultimate success.
    • We believe that your success is our success.