A Chance Encounter To Help The Homeless
by Charlotte Jones | Feb 24, 2023 | Blog, News
A box of cereal is a welcome item for someone facing food insecurity. Cereal can be a meal or a snack any time of the day or night. It is shelf stable and it’s a favorite of men, women, and children. Many cereals are fortified to improve their nutritional value. ...
Bibliophiles Welcome at OppShop For Great Books and Unique Finds
by Holly Wolf | Feb 22, 2023 | Blog, News
Bibliophile a person who collects or has a great love of books. Sandy Moyer certainly meets that description. A loyal OppShopper, Sandy enjoys spending time in the books section of OppShop. “I like the way they have the books separated by genre,” she noted. This...
Frank Grill Named Opportunity House Shelter Director
by Angela Haring | Feb 10, 2023 | Announcements, Blog, People, Uncategorized
Opportunity House named Frank Grill, Shelter Director of the Organization. Frank graduated from Penn State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He also received his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Penn State. Frank has had a diverse...
Constructing a Stronger Future Himself After Leaving Opportunity House
by Holly Wolf | Feb 9, 2023 | Announcements, Blog, Success Stories, Uncategorized
When you first meet Marvin, you notice his towering height. When you talk to Marvin, you’ll notice his big heart. Growing up in Newark, New Jersey, Marvin lived with his mother and his two older sisters. In school, he liked math, gym, and woodshop. His father lived in...
Dori Bornstein Appointed as Chief People and Culture Officer
by Angela Haring | Feb 9, 2023 | Blog, Announcements, People
Opportunity House Appoints Dori Bornstein as Chief People and Culture Officer. Opportunity House named Dori Bornstein as Chief People and Culture Officer for the organization. She is the first person to hold this title in the organization’s history. Dori graduated...
Surrendering Chaos and Confusion for a New and Hopeful Future
by Holly Wolf | Jan 24, 2023 | Blog, News, Success Stories
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...
Opportunity House Announces 21st Annual Souper Bowl
by Holly Wolf | Dec 9, 2022 | Blog, News
Opportunity House announces the 21st annual Souper Bowl on Monday, January 30, 2023 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel located at 701 Penn Street, Reading, Pennsylvania. Tickets can be purchased here. This annual event begins with a Preview Party...
Evolving Roles: From Student to Teacher to Parent
by Holly Wolf | Dec 8, 2022 | Blog, People, Success Stories, Uncategorized
“I want to be the person a child can lean on when they feel like they have no one else to listen to them.” Today, as an assistant teacher at the Second Street Learning Center, Araika lives her purpose each day in the classroom. The classroom is familiar to Araika. ...
Kim Provides Ongoing Support To Create Long Term Housing Success for Clients
by Holly Wolf | Dec 2, 2022 | Blog, People
Many people know that Opportunity House provides shelter for homeless people in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Few know that Opportunity House provides permanent housing to many of our formerly homeless clients. The move from Opportunity House shelter to permanent...
Welcoming Them On Their First Night At Opportunity House
by Holly Wolf | Nov 28, 2022 | Blog, People, Uncategorized
Coming to Opportunity House is often the last resort for most people. They may have been evicted from their apartment, left a relationship, have no family or friends in the area, slept in a car or outside for a period of time or overstayed their welcome with a friend...
Veteran Breathes Easier at Opportunity House
Jim was living in Florida and enjoying the lifestyle that most dream of. He was a very successful owner of a beach concession selling hot dogs, lemonade, soda, and other treats on the beaches of Wilber by the Sea, near Daytona Beach, Florida. Life was good and he was enjoying the fruits of his hard […]