Gaining Opportunities (GO)


The Gaining Opportunities (GO) Program helps individuals address the lack of resources which contribute to living in poverty. Through community support, strategic partners, and one-on-one coaching, GO participants can work on six key community-building tracks to improve their situation. 

Become a Participant

If you are ready to learn about resources that help you out of poverty, please call the Housing and Community Development Department at 563-589-4230, ask for Dawn, Hollie or Ryan. 

We are available Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8:00 am-5:00 pm & Tuesday until 8:30 pm

You're Invited

Every 3rd Tuesday of the month, we'd like for you to join us for a community meal and educational & supportive sessions. Meal are served at 5:45 pm at Prescott Elementary at 1151 White Street, Dubuque. We ask that those interested in attending RSVP by calling 563-589-4230, asking for Dawn or Ryan. 

6 Community Building Tracks


Money Management 


Access to Services

Basic Needs

Social Connections

Mission Statement

The Gaining Opportunities (GO) Program is a positive force for individuals, the community, and strategic partners, addressing challenges that keep people from achieving financial stability and a sustainable way of living.

Contact Us

Dawn DeMaio 563.690.6090 Email

Hollie Ohnesorge 563.609.6106 Email

Ryan Feller 563.690.6109 Email

Gaining Opportunities Vista:

Joie Brooks 563.690.6107 Email