Bridge House offers a range of opportunities for homeless men and women to improve their lives. Through our Bridge of Opportunity we offer a bridge to a brighter future.
Our services include:
Community Table: We provide dinner five days a week all served at local churches. In 2016, we served over 100,000 meals. All meals are prepared by our Community Table Kitchen where we offer culinary arts training for trainees in our Ready to Work program.
Case Management for Immediate Needs: Bridge House offers case management services at our Community Table dinner program. Clients meets with a case manager, assesses their needs, and connects them with resources as needed including direct financial assistance for re-housing and obtaining identification, bus fare, benefit sign up, and referrals. In 2016 our case managers saw an average of 34 people a day.
Housing Support: Our homeless prevention program helps our clients and supports our low income clients to stay in their home by providing financial support for deposits, back utility payments and application fees. Case management also partners with regional coordinated entry efforts to ensure clients have access to as many options as possible depending on their needs including permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing and public housing.
Job Readiness Services: We offer individual support to help clients prepare resumes, complete job applications, mock interviewing and obtain interview clothing. In 2016, we had 788 employment case management interactions.
Ready to Work: Bridge House’s Ready to Work program is a holistic model providing homeless adults with housing, paid transitional work in a Bridge House social enterprise, and case management support. Trainees learn job skills, earn and save money, build a rental and work history for one year as a stepping stone to permanent work and housing. The Ready to Work House and Employment Center offers housing for 44 men and women.