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A Commitment to Opportunity

Nationally, almost 40 million people, including 13 million children, live in poverty. The same number were experienced hunger or were uncertain about their next meal.

Homelessness and hunger are real and these issues exist in Berks County. Over 2,000 students don’t have a a permanent home for  part or all of the school year.  Losing a job or a medical crisis can push our neighbors to the brink of homelessness.

Opportunity House has been helping the homeless population of our area since 1984. Our emergency shelter serves homeless men, women, families, and Veterans. We also offer a Keystone 4 Stars early learning center that allows parents to work or continue their education to provide a better future for their family.  OppShop, our retail thrift store and our and Reuse and Recycle program diverts waste from landfills and provides essential funds to support our programs and services at Opportunity House.  

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HOUSING
SUPPORT

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CHILDCARE
LEARNING CENTER

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REUSE/
RECYCLE

OUR MISSION

We Empower
Individuals
to Improve
Their Lives

CORE VALUES

We are PASSIONATE about empowering people to improve their lives.

We are led by a deep sense of COMPASSION.

We know the power of GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND.

We are guided by the SPIRIT OF MAKING AN IMPACT.

We are WILLING TO FIGURE THINGS OUT.

We are COMMITTED TO HELPING OTHERS.

pounds of material recycled & diverted from landfills FY 24

52,856

nights of
emergency shelter
provided  FY 24

Over

60,000

meals served to our
shelter residents

FY 24

100

volunteer
hours served