Opportunity House Senior Resident Cyrus

CyrusMeet 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.

SUCCESS STORY

Our Special Window of Opportunity that Changed Her Life 

For 6-year-old Jazsmine, a window at Opportunity House looked out to a view far beyond her imagination. The window was located in a family room that housed Jazsmine’s family. She slept on the top bunk and her sister on the bottom bunk. Her mom and brother used the other set of bunk beds. Jazsmine would […]