Creating Opportunity for Life's Potential through Learning and Living               


Sereving People with  Special  Needs

Welcome to 
Hands of Opportunity Center !

Also known as Racine County Opportunity Center

Since 1957,  The Racine County Opportunity Center, now known as the Hands of Opportunity Center, a non-profit corporation, has dedicated itself to responding to various individuals with special needs of all ages in the community.



All programs are open - for childcare please 

Michelle 262-554-6515

Hands of Opportunity/RCOC Offers Critical Child Care for Emergency Responders

RACINE – Child care is an important piece of our state’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. As essential employees are called into action, HANDS OF OPPORTUNITY/RCOC is providing safe, quality child care for the children of healthcare workers and essential first responders, ensuring they can dedicate themselves to the needs of our community.

Hands of Opportunity/RCOC is committed to taking the necessary additional precautions to keep children safe, while continuing to provide an enriching learning environment to meet the overall well-being of children and their families. The following special safety precautions have been implemented:

  • Limiting access to our program including staggered arrival and pick up times for families with drop off and pick up outside of the program
  • Health screening upon entry for children and staff
  • Social distancing within activities and groups
  • Increased sanitation and hygiene practices

HANDS OF OPPORTUNITY/RCOC is prioritizing the needs of healthcare provider families, followed by other essential workforce families. During this time of uncertainty, giving these families stable child care eases the burden they face day in and out. Families can register their children by MICHELLE BEEGLE (262-554-6515).

Upcoming Events in 2020
(check out our Events Page)


2nd Annual Sip 'N Snack - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19

Hands of Opportunity/ Racine County Opportunity Center

Come join us for this private wine, beer, and soda tasting event!!!

"Golf for Kids" - August 7, 2020

New Venue - Johnson Park G.C.-Racine

Exciting new venue for 2020 - Come join us for golf/food/fun and all proceeds go to our programs focused on children with special needs!

More details to follow...registration will be available on our Event Page 



An amazing donation from: Patrick Christensen and Horizon Retail Construction, Inc

The van will allow us to do more pick-ups from schools and expand field trip opportunities!  Thank you so much for the generous donation!




Dr. Nichole Elcano & Patrick Christensen donated the money for our sensory gym!!! We want to express our gratitude for this amazing donation!! 

Area to assist children with special needs to get the play they need through swinging/ jumping/ climbing...

We received a grant through Racine Community Foundation to purchase a free standing swing and safety mat!

"Golf for Kids" funds will also go toward some of the costs of this amazing gym area!