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.

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Trigger Warning:  This article contains references to suicide that may be disturbing to individuals.  If you are feeling distressed and need to talk to a counselor, please call the Suicide and Crisis Hotline by dialing 988. Foreclosure, addiction, and failed marriages forced Herb to exist in a local motel. He stayed there for nearly three […]