Success Stories

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...

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....

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.

Sharing His Experience–Opportunity House

In My Own Words is a chance to hear from our clients how Opportunity House has impacted their lives.  They share their journey from homelessness to becoming stably housed. Each journey is as unique as the individual we serve. They share with us why they are grateful...

Sunny Story–In His Own Words

Opportunity House clients share in their own words the journey from homelessness to securing stable housing. Each person's story is unique and gives a glimpse into the challenges and successes clients experience each day at Opportunity House. My name is not important....

Stepping Out of Homelessness

Moving into a new home is always exciting. For individuals who have experienced homelessness, it’s one of the most exciting days of their lives. They leave Opportunity House and move to their new home–a place where they can do what they want to do, on their own...

Ending A Vicious Cycle of Abuse and Homelessness

Introduction In  midst of life's darkest shadows, there shines a glimmer of hope. Meet Jennifer*, a woman who has braved the unforgiving storms of addiction, abusive relationships, and homelessness, only to emerge stronger and more determined than ever before. Her...

Finding Hope and Growth with the Help of Opportunity House

Introduction Follow Sunny's inspiring journey from a challenging childhood to homelessness and his determination to rebuild his life. Discover how Opportunity House's homeless shelter played a crucial role in supporting Sunny's path to stable housing and a brighter...

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 […]