Sara Smith is the Residential Service Supervisor for Opportunities to Succeed, a private provider agency which has been serving Butler, Warren, and Hamilton County for 18 years.
Opportunities to Succeed (OTS) is a provider agency who goes to the homes of our clients and assists them one-on-one with their needs so that they can maintain a household and live in the community.
OTS serves primarily the Developmentally Disabled community. They provide many daily activities for their clients and take them on an annual camping trip at the end of summer which is greatly anticipated by the clients each year. They also support the clients in their efforts to work and earn wages in the communities where they live.
We often communicate with Opportunities to Succeed when the client has a need for a budget change or has an extra spending request so that we can assure that we are collectively making the proper provisions for their needs and wants. Sara has been working with LifeSpan staff, serving mutual clients who require assistance with bill paying, expenses, and budgeting for many years. She is instrumental in providing the proper relay of bills and paystubs to the Payee program each month and we greatly appreciate her!
We have a large mutual client base and referrals are received from Opportunities to Succeed on an on-going basis as new clients are acquired and new payee services become needed.
LifeSpan’s Representative Payees provide financial peace of mind for hundreds of clients in the state of Ohio, regardless of their county of residence. Our clients live a more stable and worry-free life with all their bills prioritized and paid on time for them, and money is budgeted and issued to the client each week for their personal spending. By making our clients’ needs a priority, we make their lives happier and more manageable.