Our Mission: We are committed to providing meaningful and dignified support services to individuals with intellectual disabilities.
In noticing a need for growth-oriented behavior consultation, Gail Kahl created Consultation Services for Behavioral and Educational Growth in July 1998 to provide positive and meaningful behavior management services for individuals throughout Central Indiana. In 1999, the organization was awarded certification as a corporation, changed its name to Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. (OPG, Inc.), and expanded to serve Kokomo, Noblesville, Fishers, Lafayette, and Marion. OPG, Inc. expanded into Indianapolis in 2002, while also expanding services to include residential habilitation, community habilitation, respite, and music therapy.
By 2008, OPG, Inc. provided a variety of positive services to over five hundred individuals in Central Indiana, while also undertaking a five-year journey to restructure supervisory positions to better provide quality care and provide person-directed planning. In order to promote and cultivate employee commitment to OPG, Inc., the organization established an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) in 2010. OPG, Inc. proudly launched a community habilitation service named “On the Go”, which focuses on using a group support model that establishes community connections, cultivates goals, and promotes fading away of services.
Throughout OPG, Inc.'s early growth, the organization strove to set itself apart from others by focusing on bettering person-centered care, providing continuity of services, promoting fading by fostering growth, and focusing on individuals through person-directed supports. This history naturally led OPG, Inc. to develop a relationship with CQL, ultimately resulting in the honor of receiving CQL's National Accreditation in April 2011. For the next two years, OPG, Inc. embarked on a manageable expansion plan which included providing more services in their satellite offices. While growing, OPG, Inc. focused on aligning their strategic plans to CQL's expectations for Nationally Accredited organizations throughout 2012 and 2013.
In order to fully share CQL's values, the organization adopted a plan aptly entitled “Game Changer-What Really Matters” that focused on overhauling documentation, support standards, re-emphasizing fading, and driving supports toward outcome-oriented person-directed care. As a final component to “Game Changer-What Really Matters”, the organization focused on strengthening their policies and procedures, quality assurance procedures, and Orientation process to fully and explicitly incorporate CQL's Basic Assurances®, Person-Centered Care, and Shared Values® into each aspect of care provided by OPG, Inc. After upgrading and aligning OPG, Inc.'s systems and practices to CQL's values, vision, and mission, the final capstone of these changes culminated into changing the name of the supported living department to the Self-Directed Services Department.
OPG, Inc.'s Mission, Vision and Values are the underlying principles for our service model and service delivery.
Our Mission: Opportunities for Positive Growth, Inc. is a human service agency committed to providing meaningful and dignified support to individuals with intellectual disabilities focusing on a person's skill development to improve the individual's quality of life.
Our Vision: We expand the continuum of support while maintaining our unique, high quality of service through teamwork, timeliness and guidance while being individual based.
Professional, Quality Service
Honesty and Integrity
In building our model of support, OPG, Inc. ensures that state and federal laws and policies are upheld. In 2011, OPG, Inc. became accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL). Accreditation through CQL means that OPG, Inc. is providing Systems and Practices to assure each individual is receiving quality services.
OPG, Inc. strives to create a workplace that is supportive of people receiving services, while simultaneously providing positive growth for all of its employees. In using an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), OPG, Inc. affords each employee an opportunity to invest in the future of the company. Through our philosophy of support and philosophy of being a quality employer, OPG, Inc. has been named a Top Workplace six times.
Accredited by CQL
Top Workplaces Award winner annually from 2009 - 2015