Today’s guest speaker was Colleen Erdes. If her name’s not familiar to you, the organization she so capably runs most likely is – Opportunity House (http://opportunityhouse.us/index.php).
Opportunity House’s objective is to help peopl...e achieve their goal of self-sufficiency. Note the use of the phrase “their goal”. Opportunity House isn’t a place where ideals are foisted on unwilling participants. The people who come to Opportunity House make a choice for change. Rules are strictly enforced and, for many, difficult to accept at first, but those who make it through the program learn to appreciate the purpose and value of those rules. Many clients are able to find jobs within the first 17 days at Opportunity House – an incredible accomplishment for anyone in today’s market! Three clients were even successful in purchasing their first home this past year. We’re fortunate to have such an incredible organization in Vacaville. If you’re interested in visiting Opportunity House’s new home at 267 Bennett Hill Ct., you are welcome to stop by the 1st Friday of each month for lunch between 11:30 am – 1 pm. The staff will tour you around the property and tell you more about the programs they offer. Special thanks to Colleen and everyone else who helps make Opportunity House thrive!