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

From Chronic Homelessness to Chronically Hopeful-Opportunity House

“I wanted to come to a shelter and get myself right on my own terms.”  This has been the guiding light for Joey’s journey from chronic homelessness to stable housing. For Joey and his sibling, chronic homelessness was a way of life for nearly a decade. After graduating from high school, Joey enrolled at Cedar […]