Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident Cyrus
A senior resident is a person who was a client of the Opportunity House Shelter and now lives in permanent housing. He serves as a model to current shelter clients to encourage them on their journey to becoming stably housed.
Why and when did you originally come to Opportunity House? I came to Opportunity House in 2012. I had a drug problem; I lost my job, and I was homeless.
What motivated you to make changes in your life? I lost 3 good jobs and decided “enough is enough”. I quit cold turkey.
How did you feel when you found permanent housing? It felt good. I can do what I want. I can cook.
How has staying connected to Opportunity House helped you with your goals? Opportunity House helped me get clean. Staying connected helps me stay on that path.