A Commitment to Opportunity

ationally, almost 40 million people, including 13 million children, lived in poverty in 2017. The same number lived in hunger or on the edge of hunger.

But homelessness and hunger are issues in Berks County, too. Over 2,000 students in our community don’t have a fixed nighttime residence for part or all of the school year, and medical bills can push our neighbors to the brink of homelessness.

Opportunity House has been helping the homeless population of our area since 1984 and has expanded significantly since then. 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.  

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.

$

contributed by 2,435
donors plus invaluable
in-kind donations

nights at the
emergency shelter
were provided

Over

meals served
to our
shelter residents

worth of
volunteer
hours served