Opportunity House Senior Resident Patrick

Opportunity House Senior Resident Patrick

Opportunity House Senior Resident, Patrick

A senior resident is a person who was a client of the 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.

Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident Patrick

When and why did you originally come to Opportunity House? After unexpected losing his wife, I lost his apartment and had no place to go.

What motivated you to make changes in your life?  A desire to be healthy.  I wanted to be relaxed.

How did you feel when you found permanent housing?  It felt good. I loved every minute of it.

How has staying connected to Opportunity House helped you with your goals? I got me pretty far.  I like helping in the kitchen, doing dishes and serving meals to clients.  I like to help others and then come home and relax.


Surrendering Chaos and Confusion for a New and Hopeful Future

Chaos was a staple in the household where Richard grew up. From an early age, he remembers being called a bad kid. From taking too many baby aspirin, to starting a fire at his home and significantly injuring a relative, Richard knew he wasn’t an ordinary kid. The oldest of four siblings, Richard lived on […]