March is Brain Injury Awareness Month!

February 19, 2019 by  
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As part of our Brain Injury Awareness 2019 campaign, we are hosting awareness and prevention programs to help educate the community about brain injury, recovery and the need for prevention. Did you know? – Over 2.5 million Americans sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) each year. – 3 million Americans live with long-term disabilities as […]

Thanks to our Supporters, Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018 Raised over $45,000!

May 21, 2018 by  
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Members, staff and Board of Trustees of Opportunity Project thank you for your support of and participation in Brain Injury Awareness Month 2018.  Because of you, we raised over $44,000 to support brain injury awareness programs and prevention, the highest amount ever! Your much appreciated support enables Opportunity Project to provide support services for brain […]

Opportunity Project Vocational Program Featured In Millburn Short Hills Magazine

October 27, 2015 by  
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In recognition of Disability Employment Awareness Month, Opportunity Project was featured in the Fall 2015 issue of the Millburn Short Hills Magazine. Read the complete article here.

Congratulations to our Founders on receiving the New Jersey Monthly Magazine Seeds Of Hope award!

September 21, 2015 by  
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A Place to Grow: Opportunity Project Opportunity Project is a nonprofit that provides services to the brain injured. By Breanne McCarthy | September 14, 2015 Lisa Goldman, Marc Berson and Rita Yohalem of Opportunity Project. Photo by John Emerson Every 21 seconds, someone in the United States suffers a traumatic brain injury. Despite the prevalence […]

Free Informative Workshops For Caregivers & Guardians

July 6, 2015 by  
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Opportunity Project has partnered with the prestigious disabilities law firm, Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C., to host seven informative presentations that will address the legal, financial, housing, program and entitlement issues facing caregivers and guardians of adults affected by brain injuries. The workshops will be presented by Hinkle, Fingles & Prior, P.C and held on […]

Culture Of Health At Opportunity Project

November 18, 2014 by  
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We are pleased to announce the expansion of the full time nutrition, health and wellness programs here at OP. Through a Merck Foundation Grant we provide nutrition counseling for our members along with multiple nutrition education classes and healthy cooking classes weekly to support members individual nutrition goals. We are now able to expand our […]

October Is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

October 10, 2014 by  
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National Disability Employment Awareness Month is an annual campaign that takes place each October. The purpose is to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. The theme for this year’s observance is “Expect, Employ, Empower.” During this month we are recognizing and expressing appreciation […]

Opportunity Project member featured in exhibit at the Montclair Art Museum

October 2, 2014 by  
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We are proud to announce that one of our long time members is featuring his works of nontraditional Chinese brush painting in the Montclair Art Museum arcade galleries from September 29 – November 2nd, 2014. Jason, who has a brain injury, has been at the Montclair Art Museum through the Opportunity Project Vocational program for […]

Opportunity Project Founders Rita Yohalem and Lisa Goldman receive Russ Berrie Award for Making a Difference

June 17, 2014 by  
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OP was created with the strong need and passion of Lisa Goldman and Rita Yohalem, two women who had a common mission: their sons had sustained serious brain injuries; Lisa’s from a brain tumor at 13 and Rita’s from an auto crash at 19. Both young men had serious challenges and their lives and their […]

Brain Injury Awareness Month 2014

February 26, 2014 by  
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March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, recognized nationally across America. Did You Know? Every 21 seconds, one person sustains a traumatic brain injury (TBI)…that’s 1.7 million people per year. An estimated 5.3 million Americans – 2% of the U.S. population lives with disabilities resulting from TBI. About 75% of TBIs that occur each year are […]

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