Success Stories

Donor Spotlight: Carole Neag

How did you get involved with Opportunity House? My late husband Ray and I have been involved for two decades. We were drawn to the organization when we saw what good things were being done to help adults and children in Berks County. Everything Opportunity House does...

Going Out of Our Way for Veterans

Our case managers with Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) go out of their way – literally – to meet homeless vets where they are and offer them the services they need. “When we identify a homeless veteran and verify their veteran status, we offer to...

Helping Hands for Veterans

"We want to help Veterans."   We love getting those calls from churches, civic groups, and individuals who  want to provide helping hands for Veterans at Opportunity House. Each year, churches like St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Orwigsburg, PA fulfill their mission of...

Veteran Is Saving His Hard-Earned Money

Karl M.* is determined to get back on his feet. This veteran is saving his hard-earned money to secure a brighter future.   His life has been a series of setbacks, wrong turns, and disappointments.  That has not stopped him from wanting a better life for himself. Kim...

Schuylkill County Residents Care for Veterans

On a warm day in May, I was walking up and down Main Street in Schuylkill Haven, conducting outreach. I was popping in to any store or business that was open in attempt to provide them with information about Supportive Services for Veteran Families in Schuylkill...

Captain Jason Jones Continues to Serve Others

They looked like typical school boys playing baseball or soccer for Blue Mountain High School in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania. They were young, energetic, and ambitious. Two of this group of tight-knit friends started their own lawn mowing business. They promised to be...

Putting Pride Aside

As one of 10 siblings, James D. looked out for his siblings especially after losing his mother when he was just 12 years old.  After high school, he was looking for a new adventure. This York, Pennsylvania native visited an Army recruiter with a friend and they both...

Veteran Moving Forward For Her Children

After hearing her Veteran grandfather’s stories about serving in the Battle of the Bulge, Linda*  knew she wanted to enlist in the Army.  At age 23, and the mother of a 3 year old, Linda, wanted to better herself and provide security for her young family.  The Army...