Anoka County

Opportunity Services offers several programs in Anoka County, including the Community Living Program (CLP), Community Work Program (CWP), Positive Behavioral Supports Program and Supported Employment Services (SE). Whether you’re looking to volunteer in the community, work alongside your peers or work independently- we have a place for you at Opportunity Services!

Opportunity Services in Anoka County

Community Work, Community Living and Supported Employment Programs:
2381 Coon Rapids Blvd., Coon Rapids, MN 55433
763-755-7866

Postive Behavioral Supports Program:
11990 Aberdeen St. NE, Ste. 2, Blaine, MN 55449
763-862-3644

Meet the staff!

Dan McAlister. Dan is a Director at Opportunity Services, overseeing all Opportunity Services locations in Minnesota. Dan has worked in the field for over 21 years. “Client success, both small and large, motivates me to be at Opportunity Services every day. I enjoy working with my team to help clients be the best they can be.” You can reach Dan directly at DanM@OppServ.org

Elizabeth Hoosline.  Liz is our Regional Manager in Coon Rapids.  She has worked in the field for over 7 years.  “I honestly love interacting with the clients and knowing that I’m helping others achieve their goals. It’s a great atmosphere to work in and the clients are a blast!” You can reach Liz directly at ElizabethHoo@OppServ.org

Cooper Hays. Cooper is a Site Supervisor for the Community Work Program. He graduated from MSU, Mankato with a BS in Applied Sociology, with a minor in Corrections. Most recently, Cooper worked as a children’s mental health crisis counselor for Meridian Services. Cooper enjoys stepping up as a leader both in and out of the workplace. “I love making an impact on the lives of those around me. This is an opportunity to make a positive impact on an entire community! This organization gives both their clients and their employees a sense of belonging. This field is where my heart is!” You can reach Cooper directly at CooperH@OppServ.org

Tara Olson. Tara is our Enhanced Behavioral Program Supervisor in Blaine. Tara started at OS in June of 2014 and previously worked in this field at Rise for 4 years. “I enjoy watching the clients grow and witnessing their successes everyday.” You can reach Tara directly at TaraO@OppServ.org

Our Job Sites

Each job site differs in the duration of the job and skills needed to complete tasks. Each client has the choice to pick their desired job site, and our expert staff takes the time to get to know clients to help them find work they enjoy!

Lifetime Fitness
2100 Northdale Blvd NW, Coon Rapids
This is another long-standing job site for Opportunity Services. One of our clients has worked here for over 13 years! Here clients clean cardio machines, resistance machines, and the break room.  Lifetime employees and clients have formed a special relationship over the years. Many of the Lifetime staff know our clients by name and enjoy working with them.

University of Minnesota
Our clients work at various dining facilities throughout the University of Minnesota Campus. This is one of our largest work sites; currently we send work teams to Middlebrook Dining Hall throughout the week and we also have a group Supported Employment Program that works at the other 5 dining halls semi-independently. Our clients love being on a college campus!

TJ Maxx
3577 River Rapids Dr, Coon Rapids
At TJ Maxx, clients sort through racks of clothing on the sales floor to ensure quality control. Many shoppers have even benefited from our clients direction and fashion recommendations.

Blaine Parks and Recreation
This is a new seasonal site for Opportunity Services work team. Our clients clean park facilities and changing rooms while enjoying beautiful the Minnesota summer.

Culvers
6175 Quinwood Ln N, Plymouth MN 55442
Our work team assists with janitorial tasks such as wiping tables, chairs, booths and windows in the dining room, stocking supplies and condiments, running orders to customers and maintaining restroom cleanliness.

Holiday Inn Express
6051 Golden Hills Dr, Minneapolis, MN 55416
The Opportunity Services work team manages housekeeping tasks – making beds, cleaning bathrooms, dusting/vacumming, restocking supplies, etc. while on the job!

AmericInn
21800 Industrial Blvd, Rogers, MN 55374
The Opportunity Services work team manages housekeeping tasks – making beds, cleaning bathrooms, dusting/vacumming, restocking supplies, etc. while on the job!

Opportunity Services also provides Supported Employment Services in Anoka County. Clients that are looking to work on their own can contact Opportunity Services for a situational assessment, assistance with resume or interview skills, on-the-job support and more! To learn about our Supported Employment Services, visit our Work On Your Own webpage: http://oppserv.org/clients-families/types-of-assistance/work-on-your-own