Our Values and our Mission Statement
The Opportunity Center exists for all homeless without distinction of race, ethnic origin, language spoken, or, religious beliefs, and regardless of mental, drug and alcohol problems. Through direct contact with the homeless, the Center supports them to move beyond their condition if they are capable; or protects them if they cannot improve their condition in society because of emotional or psychological disorders.
To this end, the Opportunity Center operates a day resource center/emergency overflow night shelter where homeless people can gather and where members of the El Paso Coalition for the Homeless can provide on-site services. The Center also strives to create a system of care for the most needy among this population through the development of transitional and long-term supportive housing.
What We Believe In
In the crossroads of life, sometimes people stumble and may lose their way. The Opportunity Center for the Homeless believes that we are here to help those in need. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me. ~ Matthew 25:35
The Opportunity Center for the Homeless believes in protecting those in our community that are fragile and homeless due to their disability. No generous mind delights to oppress the weak, but rather to cherish and protect. ~ Anne Bronte (novelist and poet)
The Opportunity Center for the Homeless believes that through direct contact we can help the homeless move forward beyond their condition if possible. The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others. ~ Albert Schweitzer
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