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Second Chances

This October we celebrated 43 graduates at our annual Ceremony. All are the product of a second chance. But not every second chance works. In the case of our Ready to Work graduates, a second chance is never wasted. On October 16, 2019 we honored people who seized opportunity to transform their lives taking no…

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Let’s Go Big

An unexpected thing is happening. Homelessness is growing not in the most derelict cities but in the most affluent. Homelessness is now a symptom of prosperity not just decline. This may make some sense. People with means move in and others are squeezed out. Yet, the high cost of housing is not the only reason…

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Steve’s Story

The horn-rimmed glasses and close-cropped hair give him an almost studious appearance. I’ll call him Steve. He’s powerfully built and broad through the chest but right now tears are streaming down the cheeks of this big man. We’re at a staff meeting at Bridge House and Steve is telling us about his journey to this…

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Why do we wait?

How Bridge House is preventing chronic homelessness by Isabel McDevitt, Bridge House CEO   In the mid-nineties cities across the country developed 10 year plans to end homelessness.  The cornerstone of each plan consisted of a “Housing First” approach and the development of Permanent Supportive Housing for people experiencing chronic homelessness. According to the Department…

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2018 Successes and Challenges

With success comes challenges… and challenges breed opportunities for creativity and innovation. This is the Bridge House view. In 2018 we had several notable successes and face significant challenges. We are leveraging both to find solutions. Here are just 3 examples Thank you for being part of our solutions. 1. Success – In 2018, Bridge…

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The Top Ten of 2018 – The People That Personify Our Success

10. Stella – Ready to Work graduate – A mom again to her 7-year-old son. Stella regained custody of her son as the result of the pro-bono legal work provided through Bridge House volunteers at a top Denver-based law firm. In 2018 we leveraged the skills and talents of professional volunteers and connect our clients…

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Aurora Grand Opening!

On Friday December 14, Ready to Work Aurora celebrated our ribbon cutting with more than 80 community leaders! And the 11 new Ready to Work trainees who now call Ready to Work House at 3176 S. Peoria Court home! Thank you to all who made this project possible including The City of Aurora, The State…

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Kyle’s Amazing Transformation

Kyle is clean cut and wearing a company uniform for his job as an electrician, there are no outward signs pointing to his internal trauma. When he first sat down it was obvious by the look on his face that his experience living on the street changed him forever. Kyle is charismatic with a great…

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