In 1976, a group of
SERTOMANs formed a nonprofit corporation for the purpose of providing
employment opportunity for persons with developmental and physical
disabilities. Its official name was the SERTOMA Handicapped Opportunity
Program, Inc., and it became known as the S.H.O.P. The S.H.O.P. began with only
a two-room facility serving some 13 persons with developmental disabilities.
Over the years the agency has been a primary focus of interest, and has
benefited from philosophical and financial sponsorship from various SERTOMA
Clubs in the greater Tulsa area.