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Jennifer Celebrates 20 Years at Opportunity House

Name:  Jennifer Stepp Department:  Lead Teacher at the Second Street Learning Center Years of Service:  20 years Family:  My sons, Isaiah, 22, Makiai, 13, and my daughter, Shyanne, 19.  My gerbils, Splinter and Horse, and my 3 goldfish, Larry, Moe, and Curly. 5 Fun...

Meals Made with Love–Opportunity House

Making home-cooked meals is both her joy and her ministry. For Bernice Holmes Hopkins it started with Frances Powers, a fellow member at New Hope Baptist Church in Reading, PA asked her to help prepare a meal for Opportunity House. Mother Powers and other members of...

Reuse & Recycle at Opportunity House

One of the cornerstones of Opportunity House is its Reuse & Recycle Program. This program has helped to reuse, repurpose, and recycle over a million pounds of material including clothing, furniture, books, CDs, DVDs, shoes, belts, bedding, housewares, and small...

6th Annual Teddy Bear Trot Scheduled–Opportunity House

6th Annual Teddy Bear Trot Benefits Opportunity House Reading, Pennsylvania…On Saturday, February 10, at 10 am Berks County runners and walkers will begin the 6th annual Teddy Bear Trot sponsored by Fleet Feet, West Reading to benefit Opportunity House. Runners and...

The Power of Life Skills Training–Opportunity House

A vital part of the S.M.I.L.E. program at Opportunity House is working to equip clients with valuable life skills training and abilities. Self-reliance is key for success and clients must be ready for the day they re-enter and start their journeys to become stably...