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Making It Their Home

For Daisy* and her daughter Damski*, they know that the little things that turn an apartment into a home. From the colorful loveseat and chair to the tastefully enhanced kitchen decor, Daisy turned their new apartment into a warm and welcoming home. Their journey to...

Veteran Uses His Skills in Ukraine

He feels like he’s living in luxury. This Army Veteran is enjoying life as a father to a 3 year old and husband to his Ukrainian wife. His everyday life is routine and calm–and Tyler celebrates that gift of every day. As the son of a Vietnam Marine, the grandson of a...

Volunteer Spotlight – Ali Pakradooni

When Ali is not busy keeping Berks County looking fabulous at Be Mine Boutique you will often find her giving back to her community. Since her return to Berks County in 2018, Ali has supported Opportunity House by not only chairing our Wine Women & Shoes event,...

Summer Schooling at Opportunity House

Like most 13-year-olds, Elliot had plans for his summer break.  It included a cross-country trip with his family and grandparents, spending time at the pool, playing video games and soccer.  In addition to his fun plans, he also had to fulfill community service hours...

Re:Creation Room Helps Clients Start Anew

When clients come to Opportunity House, they are in survival mode.  Looking at Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, they need shelter and then a sense of safety.  Until those needs are met, they are often unable to focus on any other need or goal. The Re:Creation room...

SUCCESS STORY

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 […]