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Message from Executive Director

Greetings, Friends!


After nearly two years of pandemic disruptions, this past year has been a time of restoring and revitalizing operations.  Although OSI has not completely returned to client enrollment and production capacity levels enjoyed prior to March 2019, we have made strides in returning our clients back to work and programs. Thankfully, we are also finally in a position to welcome new admissions again.  Without any COVID-related shutdowns this year and in spite of lower levels of enrollment, client wages exceeded budget projections.  How rewarding to see our mission being fulfilled in this way!

Due in large part to government programs such as Payroll Protection Loan forgiveness and Employee Retention Tax Credits, OSI ended FY ‘2021-22 in a positive cash position.  In these difficult economic times, we recognize we are very fortunate.  Our board and management team are committed to ensuring continued financial stability for OSI in the years to come and have taken actions to protect cash reserves from market volatility and fraud, while finding areas to reduce or eliminate expenses.

OSI has also been the recipient of tremendous generosity from you, our community and business partners.  From sponsorships for our 13th Annual Golf Tournament to Giving Tuesday donations (#generOSIty 2021) to corporate donations from Schreiber Foods and M & T Bank and more, we so greatly appreciate all that have supported OSI in some way.  Without you, we would not be able to continue to provide and advance our services, equipment, and facilities.  Thank you for your support!

Looking forward, we have an exciting year ahead of us.  We will have the long-awaited return of special event days for clients, begin the journey of strategic planning for 2023 and beyond, and begin increasing services to individuals through new admissions.  Although OSI will always have its challenges, I am confident in the ability and commitment of our incredible staff and the strong, competent leadership of our dedicated board to see us through any obstacles that lie ahead.

We hope that you will continue to be part of OSI’s success by sharing our mission with family and friends, by making business or client referrals, or by remembering us in your year-end giving.

Thank you!