Updates and Changes to Services in Response to Covid-19 as of May 6th, 2020
Bridge House is committed to continue providing services for our clients who need support the most during this uncertain time. We have been closely monitoring all of the developments in regards to Coronavirus COVID-19 and, along with coordination from Boulder County and other local providers, are modifying our programs to ensure the safety of clients, staff and volunteers. In all cases, Bridge House staff and clients are following CDC guidelines to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 spread. Below is an update of our various programs as of 5/6/20, which will be updated accordingly as new developments occur.
Basic Needs: Severe Weather Shelter, Path to Home and Community Table dinners:
- We are collaborating with our partners through Homeless Services for Boulder County to create a continuum of sheltering options that balance the on-going need for shelter with procedures and resources in place to screen for symptoms and quarantine those who are symptomatic as an appropriate in an isolated, medically -supported location.
- Bridge House will continue to provide sheltering and meals on a walk up basis with these increased supports including medical staff on site to screen for symptoms for our basic needs clients. Should a client be symptomatic they will be sent to an EOC-run shelter for quarantine and treatment.
- Day Services are open every day through May 31st at 2691 30th street, running from 10am – 2pm. Lunch provided on weekends; on weekdays lunch is provided around the corner at Harvest of Hope.
- Nightly shelter continues every night due to the public health crisis at 2691 30th Street beginning at 5:00PM for an evening meal. Clients will be screened by medical personnel prior to entering the building. To go meals will be available. This program will continue every night through May 31st due to the public health crisis and building closures.
- All new clients should first go through Coordinated Entry which is currently done by phone: 10am-3p M,W,Th,F and 12pm-3pm Tu. (303) 579-4404.
- Community Table dinners will continue after May 31st, details and locations will be updated.
Ready to Work:
- Our Ready to Work House is being vigilant about keeping our trainee residents safe through constant reminders to follow CDC guidelines, not allowing visitors and non-essential activities. Our program staff is providing much needed support to maintain culture and proactively handle increased anxiety and possible relapse during this uncertain time.
- Our Ready to Work social enterprises, including our outdoor crew and Community Table Kitchen food service operation, will continue to operate as work is available. Trainees and staff who are exhibiting signs of illness will not be allowed to work in either venture.
- Ready to Work is open to resident trainees and essential staff as normal.
- Ready to Work is not accepting referrals at this time.
Community Table Kitchen:
- CTK has been expanding our meal service to vulnerable populations during this time including increasing sheltering capacity.
- CTK is expanding our Take and Bake offerings for purchase by the community, including new home delivery options to bring fresh food to paying customers which will support our mission. Please enjoy these large delicious family-sized portioned meals, the proceeds of which help us to feed the whole community. See our menus and ordering instructions here: www.communitytablekitchen.org
- Daily volunteering shifts are available at the 2691 30th street location at 10am and 4:30pm through the month of May. Contact [email protected] if you would details and to sign up for a shift.
How You Can Help:
- Order our Take and Bake meals to bring healthy, fresh, delicious food to your home while supporting our mission. HOME DELIVERY NOW AVAILABLE! To order, go to: https://boulderbridgehouse.org/take-bake/ Indicate your address for delivery in the memo line for home delivery for a $5 charge.
- Donate funds: we need your support to get through this time and continue offering our vital services to the community. We are running a Help the Helper Campaign and would deeply appreciate your support. Click here: https://boulderbridgehouse.org/donate/
- Donate supplies: disinfecting supplies, towels, toiletries, snacks, etc… Other supplies are needed too, please contact [email protected] the full list.
As providers of services for adults experiencing homelessness, Bridge House will not cease operations during the COVID-19 outbreak. Our clients and community need our services now more than ever. Thank you for your support.