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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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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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Jay

“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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IN HER OWN WORDS Ready to Work Graduate Barbara

My name is Barbara and I am a Ready to Work graduate. I can honestly say that joining the Ready to Work program was one of the best choices I have made for myself in a longtime. My childhood was not a traditional one. My parents belonged to the Hells Angels Motorcycle gang. Growing up…

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John

John found himself without a home, without a job and on the verge of suicide. Each day he walked the streets of Boulder looking for a safe place to sleep for the night. With winter was just around the corner, sleeping outside was soon going to be very dangerous. John needed shelter. Through talking with…

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Victor

Victor, a Ready to Work trainee, generously shared his story about his amazing transition from homelessness to the Ready to Work program. Please read his story to learn about the transformative power of Bridge House’s Ready to Work program. Before Victor became homeless, he had dreams of becoming a sous chef. He went to school…

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Jose

“I made it out with the help of Bridge House” “I almost died on the street and there are only two reasons I made it off the street, my determination to change my life and the opportunity the Ready to Work program gave me.” “Before I joined the Ready to Work program I was a…

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Ladd’s Road to Success

As we sat down at a local coffee shop the first thing Ladd said to me was, “I never expected to end up living on the street with nowhere to go. I had my own construction business and I thought that homelessness was something that I didn’t have to worry about.” Ladd’s problem was economics.…

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Ladd's Road to Success

As we sat down at a local coffee shop the first thing Ladd said to me was, “I never expected to end up living on the street with nowhere to go. I had my own construction business and I thought that homelessness was something that I didn’t have to worry about.” Ladd’s problem was economics.…

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"I made it out with the help of Bridge House"

“I almost died on the street and there are only two reasons I made it off the street, my determination to change my life and the opportunity the Ready to Work program gave me.” “Before I joined the Ready to Work program I was a drunk.  I was homeless sleeping outside even in the dead…

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