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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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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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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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 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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We’re on count down!! Great things are happening at 3176 S. Peoria Court in Aurora! Ready to Work House and Employment Center will open in just a few short weeks! Join us on December 14 from 2:00 to 4:30PM for our Grand Opening! Our team is ready! Meet Brian, Deanna, Jerrica, Brittany, Judi, Ashley and…

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October is here and it’s time to celebrate. Why you ask? Because it’s Ready to Work month! And this year we have more to celebrate than ever: It’s the third anniversary of Ready to Work House in Boulder; We are more than doubling our impact in Metro Denver to include our second location- Ready to…

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“Bridge House saved my life! I am off the streets and have graduated from Ready to Work.”  “I now have a great job at Whole Foods.” Three years ago Jay was in a very different situation. When he was living paycheck to paycheck, one thing went wrong and it turned his life upside down. “I…

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