Fast Facts You Should Know
The Opportunity Center for the Homeless provides approximately 110,000 bed nights and serves over 120,000 hot meals to 2,000 different men and women each year.
Over 900 men and women have graduated from our programs into independent housing. Many continue to meet with their case manager to stay connected to vital services in the community.
Nearly 50% of our residents work full- or part-time and 20% are seeking employment.
The Shelter’s staff of 60 is supplemented by more than 45 higher education interns and community volunteers over the course of the year, who donate a combined 8,000 hours of time each year.
The Shelter is a private, non-profit agency that receives 63% of its annual operating budget from community members and community-based groups and 37% from government sources.
HOW CAN I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Volunteering in any of our emergency shelters is easy. For availability contact the program coordinator at your shelter of preference.
Teens and children are welcome to volunteer to cook and/or serve. Children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. This is a wonderful way to volunteer as a family.
If you belong to a corporation, a church, or want your whole family to come with you, please contact our volunteer coordinator Austen Briones at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register: Click here (ONLINE REGISTRATION – IN DEVELOPMENT)