She is an inspiration. The namesake behind our newest addition begins with the history of our amazing organization. Dating all the way back to the 1950’s a group of families were changed when their children were born with disabilities. This was the start of many great challenges, but as doors closed it became their mission to focus on what doors they could open.
A small band of parents, Dessie among them, didn’t accept “No” during a time when there were no resources. Their perseverance, love, and determination brought them to each other which in turn gave their children opportunity. They formed an association; today it is known as Opportunity Village. A very special woman, Dessie Bailey was one of the first founders, volunteers, and board members. She grew up on a farm, baking goods, and doing very adult-like tasks. Her passion and determination made her an inspiration to many. We are proud to honor and cherish her name. With the Bailey family’s vision and the dedication of employees, volunteers, and a generous community, Opportunity Village has grown into one of the most highly respected and effective non-profit organizations in Southern Nevada.
We are now known worldwide as an innovative leader in serving people with intellectual disabilities.