Success Stories

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...

Patrick’s Story of Homelessness

It was a normal day for Patrick’s family.  He was busy making dinner for his wife and family.  He heard a thump and went upstairs to make sure everything was ok.  It was not.  Iris, his wife of 7 years, was on the floor and Patrick started CPR.  The ambulance arrived,...

Our Special Window of Opportunity that Changed Her Life 

For 6-year-old Jazsmine, a window at Opportunity House looked out to a view far beyond her imagination. The window was located in a family room that housed Jazsmine’s family. She slept on the top bunk and her sister on the bottom bunk. Her mom and brother used the...

Opportunity House Senior Resident Patrick

A senior resident is a person who was a client of the Shelter and now lives in permanent housing.  He serves as a model to current shelter clients to encourage them on their journey to becoming stably housed. Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident Patrick When and why...

Opportunity House Senior Resident Val

Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident Val  A senior resident is a person who was a client of the Opportunity House Shelter and now lives in permanent housing.  He serves as a model to current shelter clients to encourage them on their journey to becoming stably...

Opportunity House Senior Resident John D

A senior resident is former client of Opportunity House Shelter and  now lives in permanent housing. He serves as a model to current shelter clients to encourage them on their journey to becoming stably housed. Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident John D Why and...

Senior Resident Val Provides Hope by Helping Others

As you watch Opportunity House Senior Resident Val make lunches for our clients; she looks like a mother packing school lunches for her family. Val smiles as she tucks the meat and cheese into the sandwich and then carefully selects fruit, a snack, and a drink that...

Opportunity House Senior Resident Herb W

A senior resident is a person who is a former client of Opportunity House and now lives in permanent housing.  He serves as a model to current shelter clients to encourage them on their journey to becoming stably housed. Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident Herb W  ...

Opportunity House Senior Resident Todd B

A senior resident was a client of the Opportunity House Shelter and now lives in permanent housing. He serves as a model to current shelter clients to encourage them on their journey to becoming stably housed. Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident Todd B Why and when...

Opportunity House Senior Resident Lexi

A senior resident is a former client Opportunity House Shelter and now lives in permanent housing. He serves as a model to current shelter clients to encourage them on their journey to becoming stably housed. Meet Opportunity House Senior Resident Lexi When and why...

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 […]