Category: Blog

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...

Opportunity House Opens Short-Term Housing for Families

With the impending winter storm, Opportunity House will provide a safe and warm place for homeless families to live this winter. Opportunity House announced that it has begun operating a short-term housing program on January 2, 2024. Recognizing the Need for...

Opportunity House Provides Short-Term Housing

Opportunity House Addresses Need for Short-Term Housing for Families in Berks County  Reading, Pennsylvania…With temperatures dropping and winter weather in the forecast, Opportunity House is embarking on a new project that will provide short-term housing for homeless...

A Bridge from Homeless to Home–Opportunity House

"I felt like a bad mom," said Sally* who who initially left an abusive relationship, and relied on her family and friends for housing. She and her boys would spend a month or more with a family member or friend until the living situation became chaotic, and they would...

Finding a Safe Haven: Sally’s Story

Opportunity House helps a young mother and her boys go from a life of abuse and homeless to a new beginning. Hear how Sally overcame these obstacles, found employment and is now taking care of her children in her own apartment.

Culinary Throw Down Benefits Opportunity House

On Nov 7th, The Beer Wall in West Reading hosted the Throwdown on the Avenue to benefit Opportunity House. Once again, the competition was fierce. Jen Dinatally, a local realtor and owner of United Real Estate Strive 212 and Darren Kostival, a relator at Re/Max of...

Sharing His Experience–Opportunity House

In My Own Words is a chance to hear from our clients how Opportunity House has impacted their lives.  They share their journey from homelessness to becoming stably housed. Each journey is as unique as the individual we serve. They share with us why they are grateful...