Opportunity House Core Values Champion: Kim

Core Values Champion Kim

Today, we celebrate Kim for being named an Opportunity House Core Value Champion. We recognize employees who demonstrate our core values in action.

Name: Kim H.

Title:  Housing Case Manager

Core Value Demonstrated: #3 We know the power of going above and beyond.

Living our core values:  On numerous times Kim had to pick up and take care of resident issues outside of work time and is selfless about it. She has had to “figure” it out on several incidents when after hours and off site.  She cares about others and wants to see them succeed. That’s an amazing quality.    

Kim goes above and beyond daily; she is always willing to go the extra mile for clients and coworkers. Kim helps out with shelter clients on a daily basis that are not on her caseload.   

Kim believes in making an impact with our clients. She believes in working hard to guide individuals to make positive changes in their lives. She doesn’t get discouraged by slip ups, she always says if we reach just one, we made an impact.   

More About Opportunity House
Discover the Heart of Compassion in Reading, PA, with Opportunity House—an unwavering beacon of hope and care for the homeless. Since its establishment in 1984, Opportunity House has stood as a steadfast pillar of support for the most vulnerable members of our community. It extends a welcoming refuge to men, women, children, families, and veterans alike. Our mission goes beyond providing mere emergency shelter; we are committed to offering temporary housing and essential pathways to supportive and permanent homes throughout Berks County, PA.

But we do more than just give shelter. We also help young minds at the Second Street Learning Center with our Keystone 4 Star quality early learning programs. Catering to infants as young as 6 weeks old up to children aged 13, our year-round center provides a comprehensive educational experience We believe in setting up kids for success, with after-school care, fun summer camps, and support for their feelings. This helps make a better future for the kids in our community.

We also care about the environment. With our Reuse and Recycle program, we’re proud to stop more than 1,000,000 pounds of waste from going into landfills. This shows how much we want to help. There’s also OppShop – a thrift store at 3045 N. 5th Street Highway in Muhlenberg. You can find used clothes for everyone in the family, plus furniture, things for the house, baking stuff, and small appliances. All of these things need a new home.

And guess what? When you buy things from OppShop, you’re helping us help others. The money we get goes right into programs that help homeless people, even veterans who don’t have a home in Berks County. So, when you take something home from OppShop, you’re making a change, helping things get better, and being part of a community that cares. Come join Opportunity House and let’s make stories better, build futures, and create a caring and hopeful community together.

Extend your hand to Opportunity House as we rewrite narratives, forge destinies, and weave a rich tapestry of care and hope for all.


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