Housing Opportunities, Inc.

Housing Opportunities, Inc. Resolving and preventing homelessness in our community. Housing Opportunities is a community-sustained nonprofit that resolves and prevents homelessness for adults, children, and seniors in Porter and LaPorte counties.
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We prevent homelessness by coaching clients on the road to self-sufficiency. We resolve homelessness for adults, children, and seniors in our community by offering emergency housing and affordable rentals. Above all, we provide hope to clients experiencing homelessness and its effects. Funded in part by state and federal grants, Housing Opportunities is sustained by community volunteers, local par

We prevent homelessness by coaching clients on the road to self-sufficiency. We resolve homelessness for adults, children, and seniors in our community by offering emergency housing and affordable rentals. Above all, we provide hope to clients experiencing homelessness and its effects. Funded in part by state and federal grants, Housing Opportunities is sustained by community volunteers, local par

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When this amazing young man celebrated his birthday, he didn't ask for gifts. Instead, Andrew asked his guests to bring ...
07/06/2021

When this amazing young man celebrated his birthday, he didn't ask for gifts. Instead, Andrew asked his guests to bring items to help stock our pantry shelves this summer! Happy Birthday, Andrew, and thank you for your generosity! #teachthemyoung #community #communitynonprofit #kidsinthecommunity

Thanks to the campers at Porter County Parks and Recreation Camp Funset for your food pantry items! Thanks to you, we're...
07/02/2021

Thanks to the campers at Porter County Parks and Recreation Camp Funset for your food pantry items! Thanks to you, we're able to help get these much-needed items to families. #foodpantryfriday #foodpantry #communitysupport

Thanks to the campers at Porter County Parks and Recreation Camp Funset for your food pantry items! Thanks to you, we're able to help get these much-needed items to families. #foodpantryfriday #foodpantry #communitysupport

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July. Celebrate safely! #july4th
07/02/2021

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July. Celebrate safely! #july4th

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 5 in observance of the 4th of July. Celebrate safely! #july4th

Thank you, Joanne Baitup, for your incredible 10 years of service to Housing Opportunities. You tirelessly and so selfle...
07/01/2021

Thank you, Joanne Baitup, for your incredible 10 years of service to Housing Opportunities. You tirelessly and so selflessly volunteered for so many committees, a 2-term board commitment, and championed for countless clients. Thank you for your service! #communitynonprofit #communityleader #nonprofit #endhomelessness

Thank you, Joanne Baitup, for your incredible 10 years of service to Housing Opportunities. You tirelessly and so selflessly volunteered for so many committees, a 2-term board commitment, and championed for countless clients. Thank you for your service! #communitynonprofit #communityleader #nonprofit #endhomelessness

Want to help resolve homelessness in your community? Housing Opportunities is hiring two full-time Housing Advocates! Yo...
06/30/2021
Housing Opportunities – resolving and preventing homelessness

Want to help resolve homelessness in your community? Housing Opportunities is hiring two full-time Housing Advocates! You’ll work directly with clients as they transition to independent living. If you have at least two years of related work experience or a bachelor's degree, email your cover letter and resume to Krista at [email protected] to apply. #nowhiring #nwijobs #nwicareers #northwestindianajobs #careers #nonprofitjobs #nonprofitcareers

Resolving and preventing homelessness through emergency housing, affordable rentals, and coaching clients on the road to self-sufficiency.

There's still time to vote for us through Target Circle! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our orga...
06/29/2021

There's still time to vote for us through Target Circle! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community at target.com/circle.

There's still time to vote for us through Target Circle! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community at target.com/circle.

Thank you @Calvary Church for allowing us to be at your Summer Kickoff event! We are so grateful for your continued supp...
06/27/2021

Thank you @Calvary Church for allowing us to be at your Summer Kickoff event! We are so grateful for your continued support and sharing our mission with the congregation! #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit #giveback

Thank you @Calvary Church for allowing us to be at your Summer Kickoff event! We are so grateful for your continued support and sharing our mission with the congregation! #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit #giveback

We’re so excited to be a part of the Portage Summer Music Series this summer! Come out on any Tuesday in June, July, and...
06/25/2021

We’re so excited to be a part of the Portage Summer Music Series this summer! Come out on any Tuesday in June, July, and August to Woodlawn Park Hall and hear some great local talent and music! #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit #communityevents fb.me/e/ICWIBH6o

We’re so excited to be a part of the Portage Summer Music Series this summer! Come out on any Tuesday in June, July, and August to Woodlawn Park Hall and hear some great local talent and music! #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit #communityevents fb.me/e/ICWIBH6o

Are you stopping by to drop off items for the food pantry? Show us a shot of your trunk full of goods for the food pantr...
06/24/2021

Are you stopping by to drop off items for the food pantry? Show us a shot of your trunk full of goods for the food pantry! Drop a photo in the comments or send us a message. #foodpantry #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit

Are you stopping by to drop off items for the food pantry? Show us a shot of your trunk full of goods for the food pantry! Drop a photo in the comments or send us a message. #foodpantry #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit

Shop Amazon Prime Day deals at hoi.help/pantry to help stock the food pantry with essentials like dish soap, laundry pod...
06/21/2021

Shop Amazon Prime Day deals at hoi.help/pantry to help stock the food pantry with essentials like dish soap, laundry pods, paper towels, and more! #amazonsmilecharity #AmazonSmile #localnonprofit

Shop Amazon Prime Day deals at hoi.help/pantry to help stock the food pantry with essentials like dish soap, laundry pods, paper towels, and more! #amazonsmilecharity #AmazonSmile #localnonprofit

Thank you for rounding up when you shopped at Strack & Van Til stores. Your generosity helped donate $5,603.73 to resolv...
06/18/2021

Thank you for rounding up when you shopped at Strack & Van Til stores. Your generosity helped donate $5,603.73 to resolve and prevent homelessness in our community! 🧡 Special thanks to Jeff Strack for presenting us with this check.

Thank you for rounding up when you shopped at Strack & Van Til stores. Your generosity helped donate $5,603.73 to resolve and prevent homelessness in our community! 🧡 Special thanks to Jeff Strack for presenting us with this check.

06/17/2021

A vendor who's helping us build affordable housing in the community recently told our team, "I am in awe of everything you offer and provide to our community day in and day out. I just wanted to say thanks. I couldn’t do what you all do! You are very special people.”

When a community comes together to resolve homelessness where we live, everyone truly benefits! #communitynonprofit #localnonprofit

When you shop, Amazon gives! A portion of your purchases will be donated to help clients in need. Just visit smile.amazo...
06/10/2021

When you shop, Amazon gives! A portion of your purchases will be donated to help clients in need. Just visit smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1965214, select Housing Opportunities as your AmazonSmile beneficiary, and then continue shopping. #nonprofit #amazonsmilecharity

When you shop, Amazon gives! A portion of your purchases will be donated to help clients in need. Just visit smile.amazon.com/ch/35-1965214, select Housing Opportunities as your AmazonSmile beneficiary, and then continue shopping. #nonprofit #amazonsmilecharity

Doing some weekend grocery shopping? Until Sunday night, round up when you check out at Strack & Van Til stores in Porte...
06/05/2021

Doing some weekend grocery shopping? Until Sunday night, round up when you check out at Strack & Van Til stores in Porter County to help resolve and prevent homelessness!

Doing some weekend grocery shopping? Until Sunday night, round up when you check out at Strack & Van Til stores in Porter County to help resolve and prevent homelessness!

06/04/2021

Will you help stock the food pantry with canned chicken? You can shop online with one click at hoi.help/pantry or drop off donations in our vestibule. Thank you! #foodpantry #localnonprofit #communitysupport #foodpantryfriday

“You guys deserve it!” What an incredible gift our supportive board is — they champion our team and clients in big and s...
06/03/2021

“You guys deserve it!”

What an incredible gift our supportive board is — they champion our team and clients in big and small ways. Special thanks to our board member and donor for the recent gift of Rise'n Roll Bakery - Valparaiso donuts for our staff. 🧡 The Housing Opportunities team works tirelessly to provide support and hope for our clients, and it felt wonderful for them to be appreciated with those kind words (and 🍩) by our supportive board!

(Photo credit: Rise'n Roll Bakery)

“You guys deserve it!”

What an incredible gift our supportive board is — they champion our team and clients in big and small ways. Special thanks to our board member and donor for the recent gift of Rise'n Roll Bakery - Valparaiso donuts for our staff. 🧡 The Housing Opportunities team works tirelessly to provide support and hope for our clients, and it felt wonderful for them to be appreciated with those kind words (and 🍩) by our supportive board!

(Photo credit: Rise'n Roll Bakery)

Thank you to Bob Gallowitch and the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club for donating 100 Pancake Day Tickets! Our families are ...
06/02/2021

Thank you to Bob Gallowitch and the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club for donating 100 Pancake Day Tickets! Our families are thankful for your generosity. Tickets are still available online at bit.ly/3i7Se70 and can be purchased at the door of The Porter County Expo Center on June 6.

Thank you to Bob Gallowitch and the Valparaiso Noon Kiwanis Club for donating 100 Pancake Day Tickets! Our families are thankful for your generosity. Tickets are still available online at bit.ly/3i7Se70 and can be purchased at the door of The Porter County Expo Center on June 6.

When you shop at Strack & Van Til stores this week, let this sign at the register remind you to round up and help resolv...
06/01/2021

When you shop at Strack & Van Til stores this week, let this sign at the register remind you to round up and help resolve and prevent homelessness in our community! #communitynonprofit #localnonprofit #giveback

When you shop at Strack & Van Til stores this week, let this sign at the register remind you to round up and help resolve and prevent homelessness in our community! #communitynonprofit #localnonprofit #giveback

Housing challenges can affect anyone—but you can help. One simple way to make a big impact? Round up when you check out ...
05/31/2021

Housing challenges can affect anyone—but you can help. One simple way to make a big impact? Round up when you check out at Strack & Van Til stores starting tomorrow! #communitynonprofit #localnonprofit #giveback

Housing challenges can affect anyone—but you can help. One simple way to make a big impact? Round up when you check out at Strack & Van Til stores starting tomorrow! #communitynonprofit #localnonprofit #giveback

05/27/2021

Our office will be closed on Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. We'll see you after the weekend! 🇺🇸

05/21/2021

It's your chance to help neighbors in need! When you shop at Strack & Van Til stores from May 31-June 6, round up at checkout to help resolve and prevent homelessness in our community. #communitynonprofit #localnonprofit #giveback

Thank you to the St. Paul Oasis Club for your generous gift and donation. With your support, we're able to ensure safe, ...
05/20/2021

Thank you to the St. Paul Oasis Club for your generous gift and donation. With your support, we're able to ensure safe, secure housing for all this year! 🧡

Thank you to the St. Paul Oasis Club for your generous gift and donation. With your support, we're able to ensure safe, secure housing for all this year! 🧡

Thank you to our local Walgreens distribution center for this incredible donation of women’s hygiene products for our cl...
05/13/2021

Thank you to our local Walgreens distribution center for this incredible donation of women’s hygiene products for our clients! Leslie Webb, Distribution Center Supervisor at the Valparaiso Return Center, says, “Lisa Calvert and I both want to thank you for partnering with us once again. We are glad these donations will go to help our community!” #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit

Thank you to our local Walgreens distribution center for this incredible donation of women’s hygiene products for our clients! Leslie Webb, Distribution Center Supervisor at the Valparaiso Return Center, says, “Lisa Calvert and I both want to thank you for partnering with us once again. We are glad these donations will go to help our community!” #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit

Holy sheets! Thank you to The Stranded Astronaut Inc. for hearing our call and helping us restock our sheets supply for ...
05/12/2021

Holy sheets! Thank you to The Stranded Astronaut Inc. for hearing our call and helping us restock our sheets supply for clients. Thanks to your help and care, clients have warm, clean bedding while they work on their next steps for housing! #localnonprofit #endhomelessness

Holy sheets! Thank you to The Stranded Astronaut Inc. for hearing our call and helping us restock our sheets supply for clients. Thanks to your help and care, clients have warm, clean bedding while they work on their next steps for housing! #localnonprofit #endhomelessness

One of our incredible supporters, Lana, donated a Mother's Day meal for clients. She said, “Honey, I have all that I nee...
05/10/2021

One of our incredible supporters, Lana, donated a Mother's Day meal for clients. She said, “Honey, I have all that I need and I want to be able to share the joy with all the moms and families you help.” Thank you for your giving heart, Lana! P.S. The chicken got rave reviews from all the clients! 🙌

One of our incredible supporters, Lana, donated a Mother's Day meal for clients. She said, “Honey, I have all that I need and I want to be able to share the joy with all the moms and families you help.” Thank you for your giving heart, Lana! P.S. The chicken got rave reviews from all the clients! 🙌

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to ...
05/06/2021

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community at target.com/circle.

Have you voted for us through Target Circle? If not, there’s still time! See how you can help direct Target’s giving to benefit our organization and the community at target.com/circle.

We're thrilled to see our very own Jordan Stanfill on the cover of the Spring IHCDA magazine! What started as a one-year...
05/04/2021

We're thrilled to see our very own Jordan Stanfill on the cover of the Spring IHCDA magazine! What started as a one-year placement running the food pantry turned into nearly a decade of service to our clients and community. P.S. Check out page 8 for a picture of Jordan circa 2012! 🙂 #endhomelessness #affordablehousing #communitynonprofit #localnonprofit

The Spring issue of IHCDA…the Magazine is now available! This edition features Jordan Stanfill, CEO of Housing Opportunities, Inc. on the cover. Read it here:
https://view.epageview.com/?docid=8373936f-1432-43ba-91ce-217be827e15e#pub/page1

Will you help provide clients with laundry detergent to wash their clothes? We desperately need some! Drop off donations...
04/30/2021

Will you help provide clients with laundry detergent to wash their clothes? We desperately need some! Drop off donations at 2001 Calumet Ave or shop online at hoi.help/pantry. #foodpantryfriday #foodpantry #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit

Will you help provide clients with laundry detergent to wash their clothes? We desperately need some! Drop off donations at 2001 Calumet Ave or shop online at hoi.help/pantry. #foodpantryfriday #foodpantry #localnonprofit #communitynonprofit

We were honored to be part of the Spring Kids Closet Day hosted by Valpo Parks at the Butterfield Pavilion! Community me...
04/26/2021

We were honored to be part of the Spring Kids Closet Day hosted by Valpo Parks at the Butterfield Pavilion! Community members shopped gently used baby and kid items, and several vendors donated specific items for Housing Opportunities clients. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this incredible event! #localnonprofit #endhomelessness #communitynonprofit

We were honored to be part of the Spring Kids Closet Day hosted by Valpo Parks at the Butterfield Pavilion! Community members shopped gently used baby and kid items, and several vendors donated specific items for Housing Opportunities clients. Thank you for allowing us to be a part of this incredible event! #localnonprofit #endhomelessness #communitynonprofit

Melody is a regular volunteer in the Resource Center who also made a meal one night a week for the Winter Shelter. She s...
04/23/2021

Melody is a regular volunteer in the Resource Center who also made a meal one night a week for the Winter Shelter. She says, "When we couldn't come in and volunteer through the pandemic, I had this nagging urge to do something, and that is when it became available to volunteer and make meals, which made me so happy to be able to do. And as I walked in with the food, some were so appreciative that I was doing this for them. I've always had this need to help people who truly were down and needed any help they could get. I feel blessed, and therefore need to pass on anything I can to help. God bless you all for what you do and for all those who are helping out in any way they can. Keep up the good work!" 🧡 #NationalVolunteerWeek #NationalVolunteerMonth #volunteerappreciation #localnonprofit #volunteer #nwi

Melody is a regular volunteer in the Resource Center who also made a meal one night a week for the Winter Shelter. She says, "When we couldn't come in and volunteer through the pandemic, I had this nagging urge to do something, and that is when it became available to volunteer and make meals, which made me so happy to be able to do. And as I walked in with the food, some were so appreciative that I was doing this for them. I've always had this need to help people who truly were down and needed any help they could get. I feel blessed, and therefore need to pass on anything I can to help. God bless you all for what you do and for all those who are helping out in any way they can. Keep up the good work!" 🧡 #NationalVolunteerWeek #NationalVolunteerMonth #volunteerappreciation #localnonprofit #volunteer #nwi

04/22/2021
A Warming Welcome

Throughout February and March, the Winter Shelter provided our community with 10 extra beds available to people sleeping outside in the cold. With the help of dedicated volunteers and staff, we were honored to provide safe, warm shelter in the cold of winter. Street Outreach Coordinator Ed Seal explains the need and the impact of this shelter in our community. #endhomelessness #shelter #homelessness #affordablehousing

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop #30148 from Valparaiso Community Schools for their generosity in collecting feminine...
04/20/2021

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop #30148 from Valparaiso Community Schools for their generosity in collecting feminine hygiene products for our clients! Troop leader Linda said, “We have been unable to meet in person for some time so we have been doing monthly service projects. The girls and I had a discussion about when someone is experiencing homelessness this item should not have to be a burden for women to have access to, so we wanted to help in any way we could.”

A big thank you to Girl Scout Troop #30148 from Valparaiso Community Schools for their generosity in collecting feminine hygiene products for our clients! Troop leader Linda said, “We have been unable to meet in person for some time so we have been doing monthly service projects. The girls and I had a discussion about when someone is experiencing homelessness this item should not have to be a burden for women to have access to, so we wanted to help in any way we could.”

Volunteer Gail shares, "Since I began volunteering... I've become so aware of the need for housing for many people. I am...
04/19/2021

Volunteer Gail shares, "Since I began volunteering... I've become so aware of the need for housing for many people. I am ever grateful for my own home and more so since spending time at HO. Your mission is vital to those needing housing. It is so good for me to be able to have a small part in your very important mission."

In addition to regularly volunteering in the Resource Center, Gail made meals for the Winter Shelter throughout February and March. Because of incredible volunteers like Gail—and YOU— clients in our community are finding hope for a brighter future. Thank you! 🧡 #nationalvolunteerweek #volunteerappreciation #VolunteerAppreciationMonth #localnonprofit #volunteer

Volunteer Gail shares, "Since I began volunteering... I've become so aware of the need for housing for many people. I am ever grateful for my own home and more so since spending time at HO. Your mission is vital to those needing housing. It is so good for me to be able to have a small part in your very important mission."

In addition to regularly volunteering in the Resource Center, Gail made meals for the Winter Shelter throughout February and March. Because of incredible volunteers like Gail—and YOU— clients in our community are finding hope for a brighter future. Thank you! 🧡 #nationalvolunteerweek #volunteerappreciation #VolunteerAppreciationMonth #localnonprofit #volunteer

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2001 Calumet Ave
Valparaiso, IN
46383

V-Line access on the Yellow route

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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(219) 548-2800

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Resolving and preventing homelessness in our community.

Right now, dozens of people in our community have no place to live—including adults who go to work every day and kids who go to school. Some of our clients are not able to work due to crisis or disability. Many clients are working or underemployed at minimum wage, struggling to support themselves or their families. Others are living on fixed incomes that cannot cover their basic needs for food, health, and home.

We believe a safe, secure home is the foundation of growth and independence. As our community works together to resolve homelessness where we live, everyone benefits: ER visits drop, police respond to fewer calls, and existing home values increase.

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