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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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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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We Have A Challenge For You!

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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History of Homeless Services

Chronology of Homeless Services in Boulder and Growth of Ready to Work Program 1982  The Boulder Shelter for the Homeless (BSH) formed as a result of a tragic homeless veteran’s death due to exposure, initially called the Task Force on Shelter and Food for the Poor. 1996 Faith Community members identified an additional need for day…

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