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OPPORTUNITY HOUSE
March 8, 2011

In 1993, as a member of Leaderhip Berks (a training group preparng volunteers to serve on not-for-profit boards), I first visited Opportunity House. At the time, it was known as the Reading Emergency Shelter.
I was touched by the compassion and determination of the staff in trying to meet the needs of the homeless.
I have served as a board member almost continuously since the. Opportunity House has grown to a full service agency, providing food, shelter, training, case management, child care,heath care and housing for men, women and children.
Without this agency, people would be living and dying on the streets. With it, people are fed, sheltered, clothed and given a "hand up" toward better lives

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing client go from the street to living on their own. The pride and sense of worth they developed s readily apparent.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

ensure a funding stream that would allowmore clients to be served.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & Served as a boad member; served meals as a member of my church.

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