Success Stories

SSVF Veteran from Homeless to Homeowner

“It wasn’t easy, but I was determined,” said Nathan W., sharing his path to homeownership.   This former Army Veteran and Supportive Services for Veteran Families graduate, knows the value of hard work and perseverance.   Nathan grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and...

Homeless Vet Makes No Excuses

Be honest with yourself and make no excuses. That’s the motto former Air Force intelligence analyst and former homeless Veteran SRA Davis* lives by every day. She credits her military training for shaping her personal accountability philosophy throughout her life. As...

Going Out of Our Way for Veterans

Our case managers with Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) go out of their way – literally – to meet homeless vets where they are and offer them the services they need. “When we identify a homeless veteran and verify their veteran status, we offer to...

Helping Hands for Veterans

"We want to help Veterans."   We love getting those calls from churches, civic groups, and individuals who  want to provide helping hands for Veterans at Opportunity House. Each year, churches like St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Orwigsburg, PA fulfill their mission of...

Veteran Is Saving His Hard-Earned Money

Karl M.* is determined to get back on his feet. This veteran is saving his hard-earned money to secure a brighter future.   His life has been a series of setbacks, wrong turns, and disappointments.  That has not stopped him from wanting a better life for himself. Kim...

Putting Pride Aside

As one of 10 siblings, James D. looked out for his siblings especially after losing his mother when he was just 12 years old. After high school, he was looking for a new adventure. This York, Pennsylvania native visited an Army recruiter with a friend and they both...

Homeless Doesn’t Mean Hopeless

Henry* was born on an Army base in Fort Allen, Puerto Rico. His grandfather served at the base and his father worked there as a civilian.  The son of two Army veteran’s, his mother served as a nurse in the Army and his father was a chemical specialist.  As a child, he...

SUCCESS STORY

SSVF Veteran from Homeless to Homeowner

“It wasn’t easy, but I was determined,” said Nathan W., sharing his path to homeownership.   This former Army Veteran and Supportive Services for Veteran Families graduate, knows the value of hard work and perseverance.   Nathan grew up in Reading, Pennsylvania and enjoyed track and field, and cross country during his time at Reading High […]