On February 2, 2012 a devastating fire destroyed the building that housed Unlimited Opportunities. On January 29, 2013, the UOI Board of Directors voted to build a new building which will house Savvy Seconds, Recycling, Day Programs, Family Supports, and all other agency offices, on the site of the original building on Ashley Road. A Springfield, MO architectural firm, nFORM, was chosen from 3 companies who made presentations last fall. Since that time, meetings have been held with UOI department directors and managers to gather and assess needs and wants for a new building. For a time the agency also considered purchasing an existing building in the community, but found there was no site that would meet their needs.
Preliminary plans have been drawn, and the footprint for the building has been established. Savvy Seconds will be located at the front of the building, with lots of parking, a bigger sales floor, and high visibility and easy access from Ashley Road. The Administration and Program Offices, Individual Supports Day Program, Family Supports, Case Management, and BII Day Program will be in the center of the building and the Recycling Center will be in the back.
A date for groundbreaking has not been set, but it is anticipated that it will occur in early June.
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'Believing in Potential and Inspiring Results'
Located in Boonville, Missouri, Unlimited Opportunities, Inc. was founded in 1991 to provide housing services to men and women with disabilities. UOI currently provides housing for 35 men and women. In 1996 an adult day program, children's services and supported employment program were added to the list of services provided. UOI currently serves 220 men, women and children with disabilities.
Boonslick Industries, Inc., the extended employment sheltered workshop, was founded in December of 1976 and provides employment for men and women with disabilities. Employment opportunities at BII include a recycling program, an upscale resale store, maintenance of rest areas on Interstate 70 near Boonville, and an adult day program which provides work training opportunities.
In 2009 and 2010 UOI was voted best Adult Care and best Non-Profit Organization, and Savvy Seconds, the Unique Resale Store, was voted best Clothing and best Resale Store by readers of the 'Boonville Daily News.' Savvy Seconds was also voted best thrift store in 2011.