History

For 55 years, The Opportunity Tree has been committed to providing quality, individualized support to people with physical or intellectual challenges in a dynamic, creative and fun environment.

The Opportunity Tree is an organization with roots that race back to the early days of the civil rights movement for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities; roots that can be traced back to 1955.  In that year The Arizona Society for the Brain Injured was founded with the goal of giving children the opportunity to develop the capabilities to live happy and fulfilling lives.

In 1962 The Opportunity Tree was created by the merger of The Arizona Society for the Brain Injured and The Self Aid Workshop.  Through this merger our organization was set up for a successful future and evolution that would include; the expansion to Casa Grande and Maricopa, the addition of Vocational Programs, Residential and Respite Programs as well as a new Creative Arts Program.

In 2018 The Opportunity Tree began offering a Youth Transitions Program, allowing us to come full circle to embrace our history of serving the youth of Phoenix, Casa Grande and Maricopa into the future.