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Reuse & Recycle at Opportunity House

One of the cornerstones of Opportunity House is its Reuse & Recycle Program. This program has helped to reuse, repurpose, and recycle over a million pounds of material including clothing, furniture, books, CDs, DVDs, shoes, belts, bedding, housewares, and small...

6th Annual Teddy Bear Trot Scheduled–Opportunity House

6th Annual Teddy Bear Trot Benefits Opportunity House Reading, Pennsylvania…On Saturday, February 10, at 10 am Berks County runners and walkers will begin the 6th annual Teddy Bear Trot sponsored by Fleet Feet, West Reading to benefit Opportunity House. Runners and...

The Power of Life Skills Training–Opportunity House

A vital part of the S.M.I.L.E. program at Opportunity House is working to equip clients with valuable life skills training and abilities. Self-reliance is key for success and clients must be ready for the day they re-enter and start their journeys to become stably...

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...

Opportunity House Opens Short-Term Housing for Families

With the impending winter storm, Opportunity House will provide a safe and warm place for homeless families to live this winter. Opportunity House announced that it has begun operating a short-term housing program on January 2, 2024. Recognizing the Need for...

Finding Hope and Growth with the Help of Opportunity House

Opportunity House has a profound impact on the lives of homeless and low-income families in the greater Reading and Berks County areas of Pennsylvania. We provide emergency shelter, meals, and housing to support to men, women, children and Veterans who are homeless....

Opportunity House Provides Short-Term Housing

Opportunity House Addresses Need for Short-Term Housing for Families in Berks County  Reading, Pennsylvania…With temperatures dropping and winter weather in the forecast, Opportunity House is embarking on a new project that will provide short-term housing for homeless...

A Bridge from Homeless to Home–Opportunity House

"I felt like a bad mom," said Sally* who who initially left an abusive relationship, and relied on her family and friends for housing. She and her boys would spend a month or more with a family member or friend until the living situation became chaotic, and they would...

A Letter of Appreciation from Sandy Z

Hear in Sandy’s own words how Opportunity House got him back on his feet and how the S.M.I.L.E. program continues to expand her life skills.

Finding a Safe Haven: Sally’s Story

Opportunity House helps a young mother and her boys go from a life of abuse and homeless to a new beginning. Hear how Sally overcame these obstacles, found employment and is now taking care of her children in her own apartment.

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 […]